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Word of the Day - "夫妻臉"

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夫妻臉 ( liǎn) refers to a husband and wife couple whose faces look very similar.

It makes sense, in a way. In general, most of us are attracted to others who look more similar to our own likeness than average. This is part of the reason why people are generally attracted to partners of their own race. And we're attracted to partners who are of the same (or similar) level of attractiveness as ourselves.

This piece of brain lint was brought to you by Work.

Every once in a while, in the CCs of company e-mail, there appeared a female name that had the same surname as one of my Bosses ... not my Direct Report Boss, but the Departmental Big Boss With Three Non-Punctuated Letters In All Uppercase And A Slightly Smaller Type Size After His Name. I know he's been married for a while, because the whole office was laughing at him one day in mid-March when he remembered his wedding anniversary at 1645h and his assistant was helping him think of where he could pick up flowers on the way home =D =D

But this lady with the same last name was based in another office and I usually don't see her name enough to remember to wonder too often.

At first, I thought she was his wife. Then one day, she was in our office for a meeting. I was never formally introduced, but I did hear someone refer to her by first name and I knew it was her. She looked A LOT like him. And I kinda giggled inwardly...

Hehe... 夫妻臉 =)

But it turns out, I was wrong. They're siblings. =)

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razorw
Apr. 12th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Its pretty dangerous and sometimes offensive to make assumptions. =P

The person who interviewed me was Kyle. Their middle name was Janine. How I didn't clue in that it would make Kyle female is beyond me, but until I met her, I thought Kyle was a he. =P

In any case, how did you find out that they were siblings? --Ray
bride
Apr. 12th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Absolutely. Which is why I won't say anything until I'm reasonably sure.

I was asking someone what the general company feeling was towards husband and wife working together. Because the husband and I had been talking on and off about working together.

I wanted to know if they'd be okay with him working there in Dev while I was in QA. I was expecting a "no" because the other husband/wife people didn't work in the same group. The person I talked to brought up that they were brother and sister.
razorw
Apr. 12th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Personally, I don't know if I could deal with working so close to someone I love ..

But I understand how some people can manage, and it works well for them.

Its interesting though .. how answers just some times answers bubble up to the surface. --Ray

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