Post # 1
I’ve noticed when people here write out the word fiancé, they usually omit the accent. I love the accent, it’s easy to do on my phone, and because I’ve always been a perfectionist with my spelling, I memorized how to do it on a computer a long time ago (alt+0233).
So I was just wondering, when you do write it out, how do you do the accent?
(PS, technically, without the accent it isn’t spelled correctly. Though in the modern age this is probably becoming less true. And in case you didn’t know, fiancé is for a man, fianceé is for a woman 🙂 )
Post # 3
Honestly I never knew how to type it so I always omitted it.
Post # 4
@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
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
Both are equally pretentious, but I have a dislike of the word from the get go.
Post # 7
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 # 8
@Hyperventilate: +1 I can’t stand the word!
Post # 9
@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
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 # 12
@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
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 # 14
@Hyperventilate: Why are they pretentious? It is because those words are French?
Post # 15
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
@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.