Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mary Worth 470

I just want to hear from the women on the blog: If the term of endearment your significant other constantly referred to you as was "Queenie," how would feel about that? Seriously. Okay, men can answer too.

Today's Full Strip

32 comments:

lil said...

the term Queenie always reminds me of the way the queen addressed herself in Black Adder, the Renaissance episodes.
That said, I'd hit him in the eye if he ever called me that. Queenie? what am I, a cat?

Anonymous said...

Is "Queenie" the name of the sentient vehicle-based robot who actually drives this thing?

Underblog said...

I like how the rearview mirror compresses the two faces so that they appear to be nearly touching. Objects must REALLY be closer than they appear.

DigitSis said...

Queenie - sounds matronly and old fashioned - guess that suits a Mary Worth strip. I for one do not care for insipid terms of endearment - yech.

Anonymous said...

This is actually where Moy's talent for the unexpected shines through. As Adrian is obviously a man in drag, isn't it just so very clever that Ted, her bisexual lover would call her Queenie?

shandyowl said...

Ted learns fast - see how he grabs Adrian's hand in order to prevent her from touching his face with her leathery claw?

For both our sakes I would hope that if I ever called my wife "queenie" she would kill me on the spot.

BaHa said...

I think I might have mentioned earlier that I had a horse named Queenie; a name I had never heard before or since...until now. In the spirit of that wonderful mare, I will kick or bite anyone who calls me by that moniker.

Chester the Dog said...

Hint to the residents of Santa Royale: If you are ever in Mountview Hospital, and hear the words, "Hi I'm your doctor, Adrian." Run! What a ninny.

Why do these two lovebirds always meet in Adriens car, or a restaurant? Never at a rock concert, or a golf course, or a sandy beach...oh,, that would be interesting, I get it.

shandyowl said...

Chester Given Ted's impecunious circumstances, sitting in Adrian's parked car is the only date he can afford and he has to leave if a meter maid shows up, explainging that he doesn't ahve any change for the meter.

Vicki said...

"Queenie" is cute for an animal name; NOT for people.

Look at Adrian's seatbelt. It looks like a piece of rope! There is no buckle at the end. And as mentioned by others, the steering wheel is not...typical. So, whoever suggested this was Aldo's old ride may be onto something!

I'm convinced Adrian's medical degree is from a correspondence course. One day she got a postcard in the mail that said "check the box next to the career you would like." So she checked Medical Doctor and sent in the $499 for "course materials" and, VOILA! Then with daddy's connections... she was a shoo-in at Mountview.

Continental Op said...

If I remember correctly, "Queenie" was the name of Chet Morton's jalopy in the Hardy Boys books. Since Adrian is obviously a car, Ted's nickname for her makes perfect sense.

More seriously, she may be a robot made out of pieces that are falling apart, so again, Ted's nickname for Adrian makes perfect sense.

I have to say that Mary Worth, as a strip, is really on top of its game right now.

Carol said...

I would be befuddled and not know to whom he was referring.

Charlene said...

I would wonder when I turned into either a) a miniature poodle or b) Connie Francis.

jennahrationex said...

A person who called me "Queenie" would not be my significant other for long. Or breathing.

JLH said...

I agree with Jenna.... I cannot IMAGINE dating anyone who would call me such a name! It just would never happen. But the guy's pencil thin moustache is a big to\ipoff, no? I wouldn't go for him in the first place. I feel sorry for Adrian -- how can she be so dumb??

Allison said...

If someone called me Queenie I'd probably laugh at them raucously for about 20 minutes, then wipe the tear from my eye and smack him in the mouth.

Groovymarlin said...

"Queenie" is gross, but not nearly the grossest thing about these two stupid, unattractive people. Honestly, they deserve each other.

Gold-Digging Nanny said...

"Queenie" is even worse than "princess." There's something about using female terms of royalty that's demeaning. Princesses have to be rescued. It implies you're unable to take care of yourself -- helpless, weak. "Queenie" is like "princess," but old.

Glad I'm not dating Adrian said...

FROM WIKIPEDIA...

Far from the usual regal and austere depiction of Elizabeth I, 'Queenie', as she came to be known, is often childish and silly, but possessing a fiery temper. She readily threatens her courtiers with execution if they do not do as she wishes (or even just on a whim).

She is portrayed with the mannerisms of a spoilt schoolgirl who just happened to possess the kind of casual, autocratic power that could have someone put to death if their nose is prettier than hers - a power which she revels in.
As her fancies are usually based on a fleeting whim, her courtiers, toadies, and favourites are frequently kept on their toes when trying to please (or, just as often, not upset) her.

It would appear that there was nothing Queenie likes more than to "get squiffy and seduce nobles" (and force presents off them on pain of death), when she isn't beheading them. A naughty schoolgirl at heart, Queenie loved to party, play games and get drunk. And if anyone fails to smile, let alone laugh at her jokes, they risk execution, but, to her followers' bemusement and frustration, she sometimes tires of their toadying and welcomes a more cynical approach.

OH MY!!!

Miss Emish said...
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Miss Emish said...

Queenie sounds condescending. But like senility is setting in condescending. Say, Dr.Jeff, I think you've got a new nickname for your mistress. It sort of evokes the same feeling as "Mommy Dearest" does. When I was pretty young, totally ignorant of that movie, I called my mom "mommy dearest" and she got so upset and I was very confused for years.

spike said...

Yep, just checked out my Funk & Wagnall's dictionary--there's a picture of "Queenie" next to several entries: "desperate", "spinster" and "gullible" to name a few.

Any woman who'd put up with such a "term of endearment" deserves whatever she gets. Heaven knows she'd positively swoon over the sobriquet "My Little Zucchini", had Ted used that one.

Wanders: Perhaps you should elicit other "terms of endearment" from your readers and compile a list? :-)

Viviana said...

When I was 10 I called my older sister Queenie, since she was always bossing me around. It was my childish attempt at sarcasm.

I have an ex-boyfriend who calls me "Baroness", but I rather like that. It has a martial sound to it - "I vill haff you vhipped for such impudence!" And yeah, I guess I do boss him around from time to time ;-)

If any partner kept calling me "Queenie", I'd treat them like the common serf that they would obviously be.

caroline said...

It says OLD ... and I can't be bothered to remember your real name, plus if I call all my victims I mean fiancees Queenie I'm less likely to trip up ...

djangosmom said...

I agree with the others that Queenie sounds like a pet's name. I am thinking dog,mostly. It also occurred to me that Queenie could be the name of the senior woman who runs the brothel...

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birdie said...

It just wouldn't happen. Since nobody else has shown the slightest interest in dating Adrian, she puts up with it.

She probably even knows that he is only interested in her money, but for the sake of not being an old maid, she puts up with it.

But "Old Maid" actually sounds better than "Queenie".

Beekeeper said...

Queenie - just makes me shudder. I'd rather be called late for breakfast.

Chester the Dog said...

Ted: "Queenie, I'll pay. let's drive by the Dairy Que-oh, bad idea"

Nathan said...

"Queenie"? I like it. It's got that wonderful "vaguely sophisticated, slightly-British" feel to it, one that's sure to attract the ladies. And combine it with the classic "dapper swindler" thin-stache, and you've got yourself a veritable chick magnet!

Or, at least, I assume so. I've never really tried it myself... But, I mean, look at Ted! He's definitely been rocking the whole "vaguely sophisticated, slightly British dapper swindler" thing for a while now...and look where it's gotten him! He's engaged to be married to a beautif...well, to a woman, anyway. That's something.

Anonymous said...

My dog growing up was named Queenie. And when my brothers friends wanted to make fun of me that is what they called ME!!! So no I don't think it is a positive endearment.

Anonymous said...

Sadly some transmisogynistic comments here. I really have enjoyed backreading this blog and find a lot of the humor funny and charming, but all the "man in drag" stuff is more damaging than people might initially assume. As a trans person (DFAB), I really would love if people would consider misgendering as an out-and-out big no.