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Brock
1381720.  Tue May 18, 2021 5:21 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:

And what would be wrong with it if they had?


Absolutely nothing, except that it conveys no information whatsoever about how long they've been married. Or maybe that's deliberate...

 
cornixt
1381741.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:07 am Reply with quote

It was made up by the people who ran tapioca mines to sell more tapioca.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1381742.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:16 am Reply with quote

That's exactly it!

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Jenny
1381744.  Tue May 18, 2021 10:41 am Reply with quote

Had my first husband not been inconsiderate enough to die a few months before our 30th wedding anniversary, it would have been our 50th this year. As it is, my present husband and I will celebrate our 20th next year, so I'm minded to claim a cumulative total.

 
suze
1381758.  Tue May 18, 2021 11:50 am Reply with quote

Brock wrote:
Mr Google hasn't heard of a "tapioca wedding anniversary". Did you just invent it yourselves?


No! In fact, it was invented on these forums, way back in the six digit days of 2008.

The gentleman who provided us with names for every hitherto unnamed wedding anniversary between 1 and 25 has not been seen here since 2008, but post 341700 refers.


The list of already-named anniversaries which is quoted at the head of that post notes that 60th and 75th anniversaries are both called diamond, but does not mention 70th anniversaries. Since then, we have learned that the 70th anniversary of HM's accession to the throne next year is to be called her Platinum Jubilee. Is this a recent coinage which didn't exist as of 2008?

Sir Paul McCartney is the only person ever to have been awarded a rhodium disc, for selling numbers of records which transcend even the platinum. Will the name Rhodium Jubilee be invented for the 80th anniversary of HM's accession? What comes after that?

 
Jenny
1381759.  Tue May 18, 2021 11:58 am Reply with quote

Even given HM's famed longevity, I think we are unlikely to find out.

 
Brock
1381761.  Tue May 18, 2021 12:10 pm Reply with quote

An 80th wedding anniversary appears to be an "oak" anniversary:

https://lmruk.org/2020/09/07/britains-oldest-married-couple-celebrate-their-oak-wedding-anniversary-with-a-donation-to-lmruk/

I'm not sure how old the "platinum" coinage is but Wikipedia cites three articles from 2008 (all of which appear to have expired now, sadly).

 
suze
1381762.  Tue May 18, 2021 12:29 pm Reply with quote

I kinda like the idea of an oak wedding, although it's highly unlikely that I'll be around to celebrate mine.

There are dozens of lists of supposed names for anniversaries on the Interwebs. In France, one's 83rd wedding anniversary is apparently one's vanilla wedding, while one's 85th in Britain is apparently one's wine wedding.

Quite why you'd want to celebrate 87 years of marriage with magic mushrooms I don't know, but in France that is claimed to be one's psilocybe wedding. Only one 90th wedding anniversary is known ever to have been celebrated, and unsurprisingly it belonged to a couple who married as children in India and later moved to Britain. That it is styled the granite wedding seems appropriate.

There is apparently an understanding in Spain that a 100th wedding anniversary - a remote contingency - would be a bone wedding.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1381765.  Tue May 18, 2021 12:34 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Brock wrote:
Mr Google hasn't heard of a "tapioca wedding anniversary". Did you just invent it yourselves?


No! In fact, it was invented on these forums, way back in the six digit days of 2008.

The gentleman who provided us with names for every hitherto unnamed wedding anniversary between 1 and 25 has not been seen here since 2008, but post 341700 refers.


The list of already-named anniversaries which is quoted at the head of that post notes that 60th and 75th anniversaries are both called diamond, but does not mention 70th anniversaries. Since then, we have learned that the 70th anniversary of HM's accession to the throne next year is to be called her Platinum Jubilee. Is this a recent coinage which didn't exist as of 2008?

Sir Paul McCartney is the only person ever to have been awarded a rhodium disc, for selling numbers of records which transcend even the platinum. Will the name Rhodium Jubilee be invented for the 80th anniversary of HM's accession? What comes after that?


FWIW, in Germany it's 25 Silver, 40 Ruby, 50 Gold, 55 Platinum, 60 Diamond, 65 Iron, 70 Mercy, 75 Crown Jewels, 80 Oak, so given that her Maj would technically be eligible for a German passport, could it be her Oak jubilee?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Brock
1381767.  Tue May 18, 2021 12:47 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
70 Mercy


What?

 
AlmondFacialBar
1381769.  Tue May 18, 2021 12:50 pm Reply with quote

Brock wrote:
AlmondFacialBar wrote:
70 Mercy


What?


Or Grace I guess. You decide on an adequate English translation for Gnadenhochzeit. Maybe Grace is better, come to think of it. Married for 70 years by the grace or mercy of God.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Brock
1381773.  Tue May 18, 2021 1:07 pm Reply with quote

Oh I see. I thought the idea was to exchange gifts made out of the substance in question - it's a bit tricky with "mercy" or "grace".

(Although it's probably easier than getting hold of the Crown Jewels for your 75th :-))

 
crissdee
1381782.  Tue May 18, 2021 3:12 pm Reply with quote

The one my mum was most excited about was their 55th, which they thankfully reached in 2011. She has always had a "thing" about the colour green, and dearly wanted an emerald. My dad had long since retired by then, so a real emerald was a bit of an ask, but he did manage to find a decent bit of "tom" with a green stone, which she loved. Technically, they made it to their 62nd anniversary before my dad passed, but neither of them could do that much to celebrate, and we lost dad shortly afterwards, but 62 years is a fair crack of the whip!

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1383545.  Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:36 am Reply with quote

Wasn't the Queen Mother alive at Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Wedding Anniversary?

 
crissdee
1383546.  Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:54 am Reply with quote

Yes, and for about five years afterwards.

 

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