Online dating euphemisms

(Chris Doyle) If Germany (GER) played the University of North Dakota (UND), there would be running, jumping, yelling, cheering . (Join up and the Devotees will anagram your name in more ways than you thought possible.) The Olympics are coming up, and although it’s a Winter Games year, that won’t stop the Empress from wildly broadening our own game: This week: Using the three-letter Olympic national abbreviations and/or the abbreviation for any college, tell what would happen if one abbreviated team played another, as in the examples above from the Facebook back-and-forth.

Naturally, it doesn’t matter if the country or school doesn’t really field a team in whatever sport you might cite.

Find the Olympic abbreviations (on Wikipedia) at wapo.st/olympic-codes (here is a printable PDF); for colleges with football teams (via Reddit), see wapo.st/college-abbrev (and a PDF for them as well).

You may also use valid abbreviations for non-football schools.

Heavier people almost always do better in “real life” than online. Should 988 men feel rejected because you didn’t initiate contact? If no one’s WRITING to you, however, there is something to think about.

Most of these people are good people – and yet they give in to the temptation to lie. Simply put, there’s very little reward for having integrity.(Drew Bennett, West Plains, Mo.) Alzheimer’s disease: Cognitive decluttering. (Melissa Balmain) Bad in bed: Horizontally challenged. (Bill Fitz Patrick) Hideously ugly: Fashion-forward. (Frank Osen) Helicopter parent: Intergenerational life coach. (Davey Fitz Patrick) Swastika: Foldable “X.” (Kevin Dopart) War: Future History Channel programming. (John O’Byrne, Dublin) Fry cook: Arteriosclerosis engineer. Anyway, at first I listed myself as “A few pounds extra” thinking it was an honest description.Well, two male co-workers were talking about online dating and mentioned that they’d never contact a girl that was in that class or “curvy”, because any time they’d met one in the past, she’d been much heavier than in her pictures.

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