I was asked in a comment on a previous post why I call my wife "Wifi Wifie" and the answer is "I don't", except on this site. I'm already using my real given name and the first letter of my surname. If I used her given name as well we'd be easily identifiable. Especially as that image really is me from a couple of years back. My hair is longer now.

I do like her and as they all sound too curt, I didn't want to just say something purely descriptive like "The wife", "My former fiancee" or "She who must be appeased with the hearts of virgins"

"Wifie" was simply intended as an affectionate diminuitive for "wife". I'll admit that I didn't do my homework properly there as that's an Americanism. The term doesn't exist as such in standard English but in Geordie it's derogatory (ref: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wifie ). Again it was a bit curt and even without the research seemed almost a put-down "widdle iddle wiffie", so I wanted a little something extra. Eventually by an in-depth process of looking up slightly to the right at a small plastic box with aerials and flashing lights I came up with Wifi. That's too prosaic, so I needed a better justification.

"Wifi" because:
a) If you search Google for Wifie, it will suggest "wifi"
b) It's nicely alliterative.
c) We each have Android phones and tablets and share an iPad we won. I like my keyboard & desktop, she prefers using the tablets via wifi

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    AXL said:
    28 September 2014

    You certainly have a way with words Bruce. You have a great day.

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    aimee7 said:
    28 September 2014

    Agree with Axl. Very entertaining. Hope you are feeling a bit better today?

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    FeFe said:
    28 September 2014

    Awesome

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    Saffron said:
    28 September 2014

    Does she read your blogs, Bruce?

    Hope your day is going well ☺

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    Julia C said:
    28 September 2014

    @Saffron: I'll show them to her when she works out that I gave up smoking (Which I did 3 weeks ago yesterday.)

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    Elevtheria said:
    28 September 2014

    So she still didn't realise? Like your blog :)

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    Saffron said:
    28 September 2014

    Hope you tell her soon, Bruce. I'll be waiting to hear her reaction!

    Three weeks is great ☺

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    Sexymwahz said:
    28 September 2014

    I love that on here u nickname your beautiful significant soul companion "WiFi Wifie".. I call my soul companion 'Mah hUn'..

    ~mw(",)h~