(Closed) Fiance or Fiancé?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Fiancé or Fiance?
    Fiancé, always or almost always : (43 votes)
    26 %
    Fiancé unless it's too much work : (64 votes)
    39 %
    It really depends : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Fiancé only to be extra fancy : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Fiance always : (8 votes)
    5 %
    I really couldn't care less. : (42 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    2381 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Honestly I never knew how to type it so I always omitted it. 

    Post # 4
    2499 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ladyamalthea:  Accents are one of those things Americans just don’t really care about since we don’t really have them unless we’ve appropriated a word from another language. How many times have you seen someone write out résumé instead of resume? And resume is a completely different word! At least with fiancé, I know what someone is intending to say even without the accent.

    Post # 5
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I use fiancé except for here on Weddingbee because I never remember how to make the accent on the computer and the text box doesn’t flag it and give me an option of replacing it. Since it doesn’t add the accent for me, I’ll go with FI here most of the time. I like the accent, though!

    Post # 6
    9000 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Both are equally pretentious, but I have a dislike of the word from the get go.

    Post # 7
    9176 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Um I know it’s fiancé but I don’t care enough to learn how to type it out on a website mesage forum.  I would do it if I was in Word and actually writing something, but what is the point on here?  We all know what you mean when you use fiance.

    I still don’t know how to type if out on here, I just copied and pasted from above.

    Post # 9
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @nmsa:  This exactly!  I used to know how to do the Alt+code thing, for the accents stuff, but have forgotten so I would just always use FI 🙂  Now he’s DH now and I don’t think there’s a é in that one 😉

    And just a little aside: fiancé is used to refer to the male and fiancée refers to the female.  There are a lot of people that don’t know that little tidbit.

    Post # 10
    7448 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Coudn’t. care. less. 

    Although, yes I know that’s the correct spelling, I don’t even know (or care to know) how get the accent up there. Even if I did, aint nobody got time for that 🙂


    Post # 11
    9000 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The ALT code is ALT 130.

    Post # 12
    9692 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @ladyamalthea: If it’s easy for me to get the accent key or it automatically corrects, than I will use it. Otherwise, I don’t bother. I believe it derives from French? And I am not French.

    Post # 13
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My computer can type it with no problem (it has an annoying feature that guesses what character you want when you hit the apostrophe key) but I never bother because I always just type FI.  I get kind of lazy because MS Word autocorrects these types of things so I never have to type them out myself.  I do very much care about spelling, grammar and punctuation, but I overlook it on this type of forum (I’m just glad that Weddingbee has very few people who post in txtspeak!!).  

    Post # 15
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I always just use fiance. I don’t see a difference. 

    Oh and on my phone to get the é you just hold in the e until it changes.

    Post # 16
    9000 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @somethingaquamarine:  The word sounds snotty. Being French has nothing to do with it. Plus, I have flashbacks to the “A Dingo Ate Your Baby” skit from Seinfeld. I deeply dislike the word — I never used it.


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