Courtship, Marriage, Childbearing
AA1 When a man goes to see a woman often and seems to want to marry her, he’s ________ her.
AA2 If a man is going to a dance and a woman is going with him, you might say, “John is going to ________ Jennifer to the dance.”
AA3 Nicknames or affectionate names for a sweetheart:
AA4a What words and expressions are used around here about a man who is very eager to get married?
AA4b And what expressions about a woman who is very eager to get married?
AA5 If a woman seems to be going after one certain man that she wants to marry: “She’s ________ him.”
AA6a What do you call a man who is fond of being with women and tries to attract their attention—if he’s nice about it?
AA6b What do you call a man who is fond of being with women and tries to attract their attention—if he’s rude or not respectful?
AA7a What words do you have for a woman who is very fond of men and is always trying to know more—if she’s nice about it?
AA7b What words do you have for a woman who is very fond of men and is always trying to know more—if she’s not respectable about it?
AA8 When people make too much of a show of affection in a public place—for example, “There they were at the church supper ________ (with each other).”
AA9 Other words used around here for a loud or vigorous kiss:
AA10 A very special liking that a boy may have for a girl (or the other way round)—you’d say, “He ________ her.” Or, “She ________ him.”
AA11 If a man asked a woman to marry him and she refused, you’d say she ________.
AA12 If a man lost interest in a woman and stopped seeing her, you’d say he ________.
AA13 When two people who have been ‘going steady’ or were engaged stop going together, you might say, “I guess they ________.”
AA15a What joking ways do you have around here of saying that people got married? “They ________.”
AA15b What joking ways do you have around here of saying that a man is getting married? “He ________.”
AA15c What joking ways do you have around here of saying that a woman is getting married? “She ________.”
AA15d If a woman takes her husband’s last name, but you want to know her earlier name, how do you ask that question? “________________________________?”
AA17 Names for the attendants in a wedding:
AA18 What do you call a noisy neighborhood celebration after a wedding, where the married couple is expected to give a treat?
AA19a Words or expressions about a couple who are not married but live together as if they were:
AA19b Words meaning to have sexual intercourse:
AA19c If a person has a one-time sexual encounter, that event might be called a(n) ________.
AA20 A marriage that takes place because a baby is on the way:
AA22 Joking names that a man may use to refer to his wife: “I have to go and pick up my ________.”
AA23 Joking names that a woman may use to refer to her husband: “I have to go and pick up my ________.”
AA24 A man whose wife is dead:
AA25 A woman whose husband is dead:
AA26 A divorced woman:
AA27 What names or expressions are used for a woman’s menstruation?
AA28 What joking or sly expressions do women use to say that another is going to have a baby? “She(’s) ________.”
AA29 What do you call the blue, swollen veins that a woman often gets on her legs while expecting a baby?
AA30 A person who comes into the home to help when a baby is going to be born:
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