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Meaning of phrase thorn spouse 2015/1/18 12:20
Good afternoon all,

I was looking up something in a translator and came across "t" keisai "thorn spouse" and I can't seem to find any details anywhere on what the meaning of the phrase is, as such.

Is it something similar to referring to your wife as "the ball and chain"? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Meaning of phrase thorn spouse 2015/1/18 13:17
It's a way to refer to your own wife, in a very humble way. It is the same as (literally, stupid wife). It seems to have come from an old Chinese story, whereby the wife wore a hairpin adorned with thorn.

Not commonly used.
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