Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Asexy Slang: Squash

I was talking with a friend about asexual romantic relationships and realized -- oh look, English doesn't have a noun for "person in a close relationship that is romantic but not sexual."  

I'm seriously thinking "squash" would fit there, because "zucchini" is a general queerplatonic partner word, and "squish" refers to asexual crushes. I pretty much can't trip over a lexical gap without wanting to shovel something into it.
Tags: gender studies, linguistics, vocabulary
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