[LMB] OT: posslq
dtilque at nwlink.com
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 01:15:54 -0800
From: "Victoria L'Ecuyer" <vlecuyer at ksu.edu>
> >re: Peter H. Granzeau : And the 'Murrican for that seems
> > to be POSSLQ (pronounced "posselcue").
> Is it? I've never heard of it before. What USA region do
> you inhabit? In mine we call them "live-ins", "roommates",
> "shack buddies", or "married" depending on how
> accurate/polite the speaker wants to be.
POSSLQ (Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters) is a
Census Bureau term. Normally such a term would be lost in the sea
of acronyms except that Charles Osgood wrote a poem titled POSSLQ
and recited it on CBS News.
There is nothing I wouldn't do
If you would be my POSSLQ
~~ Chrales Osgood