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    #1

    use of mensiversarry

    Could anybody tell me which sentence is correct?

    A.) Happy sixth monthmensiversary.
    B.) Happy mensiversary sixth month.
    C.) Happy six month-mensiversary.

    I think A and B are the correct one.

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    #2

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    'Mensiversary' is a non-standard word — only found in the Urban Dictionary.

    Which is 'correct' is hard to say.

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    #3

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    If you're assuming 'mensiversary' is a correct word, then why the need for 'monthly'? We don't say "Happy 10 year anniversary"
    "Happy sixth mensiversary" is the only logical version. 'mens' means 'month', just as 'anni' means year.
    Also, see my post on your other 'mensiversary' thread.

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    #4

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    A would be OK, but this isn't a standard word and I reckon few people would understand the sentence.

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    #5

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    I had never seen it before. Before looking it up, I assumed it would be said to a woman and would mean "Happy anniversary of your first menstrual period". Whilst that is most definitely not something you would wish anyone in this country, I am aware that other cultures differ and I thought it might be possible.

    I have now looked it up and understand what it means. I've never seen it, heard it or used it. In the UK, people fairly new to a relationship sometimes celebrate their "two-week anniversary" or their "five-month anniversary". No-one really takes any notice of the fact that "anniversary" specifically refers to years in that context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    I am not a teacher.

    I have never seen it, heard it, or used it either. I looked it up and found it in more places than just the Urban Dictionary but not in any real dictionaries.
    It sounds unnatural, contrived and unnecessary but I suppose time will tell us whether it catches on.

    I don't expect to be using it in the foreseeable future.

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    #7

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    For me, this a word we don't need.

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    #8

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, this a word we don't need.
    Times like this, we need an "amen" button.

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    #9

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    I have two pieces of software containing multiple dictionaries, but I could not find "mensiversary".

    Not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: use of mensiversarry

    Good.

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