Thursday August 16, 2018

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Dear John,

My two brothers and their families are having a camping trip Labor Day weekend. They've been going to the same place each year with tents, cabins and a camper. They've been inviting my family to go with them for many years now, but we're not camping people. This year we agreed to go along, but we're staying at a hotel in the area and will come to visit during the day, but that way my wife and daughter can sleep in a comfy bed and can take showers. I'm already getting flack from my younger brother for this. He says he's just kidding around, but it's making my wife mad and now she doesn't even want to go. Should I tell them we've decided to do something different? Should we just take the high road and go? What do you think?

Signed – NotACamper

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Uxorious (uhk-ZOHR-ee-uhs)
-Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife.

late 16th century: from Latin uxoriosus, from uxor ‘wife.’

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