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first wife= ex-wife in the light of Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China. Thereof, it is inappropriate to refer to a Chinese man's spouse as "first wife" of his if he isn't divoriced and gets married again.

Utah has legalised polygyny. People there can have second wife, third wife, umpteen wife...








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incarnationabc Post time: 2014-10-29 14:34
Q4: Which word do you think is the most beautiful English word in the world?

beautiful

love

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黄柳莹 Post time: 2014-10-30 10:41
love


Okay, it is beauitful love!
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incarnationabc Post time: 2014-10-30 10:16
first wife= ex-wife in the light of Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China, thereof, it is i ...

Polygyny is illegal everywhere in the United States.
Formerly, the Mormons allowed plural marriage (polygyny), but it has since been outlawed.
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#3: 'The ole ball and chain' - derogatory, refers to 'wife'. 'On the side' is one way a mistress can be described. Other ways are: get some strange, my other model, my spare mattress... all insulting.

#4: In my opinion, 'serendipity' - a fortunate accident, is the most beautiful word in meaning and in sound.

#5: hair care depends on the type of hair. Afro hair (hair on people who are black) requires special care. People with curly hair need a lot of care because their hair is so fine and fragile. There are as many or more hair care products in the west as there are in China.

#6: don't get me started on American government!

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teamkrejados Post time: 2014-10-30 12:17
Polygyny is illegal everywhere in the United States.
Formerly, the Mormons allowed plural marriag ...


Ma'am, please go read the report.

Here's the snippet.


*************from the Daily Mail*******
A judge has ruled that parts of Utah's law banning polygamy are unconstitutional, effectively decriminalizing the practice, in a victory for the family that appears in the reality TV show 'Sister Wives'.

Kody Brown, who stars in the TLC reality show with his four wives, filed a lawsuit against the state after leaving Utah fearing prosecution after the programme aired.

Now a federal judge has issued his final ruling in the case that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law.
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Post time 2014-10-30 13:04:33 |Display all floors
This post was edited by incarnationabc at 2014-10-30 14:05

Q4: Which word do you think is the most beautiful English word in the world?

I would say "beautiful" is an one-size-fit-all word for everything to describe all the niceness, kindness, fondness, virtue, et al, i.e, beautiful love, peace, friendship, mother, fafther, kids, scenery, homeland, home...

Yet, I am personally obsessed with "sepia-tinged". The shades of black colour is never outdated, always like the little black dress in the wardrobes of Western women. Being a Chinese woman, it reminds me of beautiful traditional Chinese water and ink painting with understated, reserved strokes... a sepia-tinged snap would be a nice heartfelt cry redolent of the fond past, as we hastily move on to the future...

(I forgot my disclaimer: I am not an English expert. )
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