Suzette Haden Elgin

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threedy n. 1984 S. H. Elgin Native Tongue xviii. 208 ‘It’s not just lessons all the time, then? So long as you’re talking Jovian, for example, you could be talking about dinner or the threedies or anything else at all?’ ‘That’s quite right, Mrs. Landry,’ said Jennifer. ‘There is of course no such language as Jovian—but you have the rest of it right.’
threedy n. 1984 S. H. Elgin Native Tongue xv. 173 The decision to marry a woman who has been properly trained for wifery need not be cold-bloodedly commercial. True…the procedure of reviewing threedy tapes of our clients, examining their genetic and personal files, interviewing those women who seem most promising, etc.,is reminiscent of the personnel office rather than the romantic idyll.