Poligmatism and Lightning

Scribbled down on July 30th, 2007 by she
Posted in Friends & Family, Save Us From Evil

Over the weekend Robin dropped by for a visit. Over the course of many bottles of water and rants about the heat, the topic of poligamy and some recent documentaries surrounding the phenomenon was raised. I can’t remember how or why we started discussing it – but I defintely remember the giggles that ensued.

Due to his dyslexia Drew sometimes pronounces things differently than normal. He has a tendency to pronouce them as he reads them – so probably becomes probadly, etc. Occassionally he’ll make up entirely new words, such as poligmatism.

So, there you have it, the members of the community in Bountiful, BC (also here) don’t need to challenge the Charter or Rights and freedoms to gain permission to continue to live a poligamist lifestyle in Canada (already allowed limited status), they need only fall back on the newly discovered disorder poligmatism. This rare sight disorder that stops one from differentiating one wife from another. I can hear the defence now: “Honest officer, I thought they were all the same woman!” and “What’s wrong with carrying on the family tradition of renewing our wedding vows every year using a new name for the bride?”

Perhaps we shouldn’t take the topic so lightly but sometimes, when it comes to politics in Canada, we have to laugh to keep from crying.

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3 Responses to “Poligmatism and Lightning”

  1. When ever I hear or read something like this I can’t help but wonder what those husband’s would do if their wives wanted more than one husband. Not that I can think of one single woman I know who could put up with TWO husbands, but you know. What if.

  2. That is hilarious. The topic came up when Sirdar and I were out at our friends’ cabin a couple of weeks ago. The guys were thinking this was a pretty good idea. We had the running joke of the evening “She’s a good wife”, she’s a better wife than I”, she’s a better mom than I”, etc. The whole women having more husbands came up too, but we were quick to point out, no woman in her right mind would want a second one.

    Love your post.

  3. Robin Hoodlum Says:

    Hmm…I wonder if people with poligmatism use bifolkals.

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