Friday, April 03, 2009

Stand by your Man.

At the time of going to press (I've always wanted to write that) this is the only group photo available of the G20 spouses. Here's the one from last year...

and the year before that....

What collective term springs to mind?

We already have Footballers' wives, Stepford wives, Readers' wives, Trophy wives and Desperate Housewives - so what do you call this lot?

The message is 'I sleep with the top man so I get a nice new designer outfit and a bouffant hairdo '.
Look girls you can study and work for years to become a respected professional - like Michelle
(lawyer) Sarah B (PR consultant) Svetlana Medvede (finance expert) Margarita Zavala (Mexican MP) Therese Rein (business magnate with personal worth of 60 million Australian dollars) .... and then abandon it all and become a wife who says nowt.

Fine example to set for young women eh?

Here's two more from a previous life before they fought to the death by winklepicker.

**But I'm waiting for the DVD**




Blogger Dave said...

Fascinating that the previous two meeting photos show ladies mostly with legs covered, whilst in teh current one they mostly have skirts on.

Isn't it true that statistics show something about hemlines rising (or is it falling?) during recessions?

7:52 am  
Blogger BEAST said...

All that money and they still look completely frumpy and naff .
So Maybe the colective term could be a frump .
The Wags look much more fun

9:21 am  
Blogger Rog said...

Is there a Herr Angela Merkel and if so why in the name of sexism isn't he standing up there with bouffant hairdo with the girls?

I bet he's on the spare sofa at home watching Porn and claiming it on her (Herr!) expenses.

10:34 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I think they fall during a recession - but in the top photo they were at the Royal Opera House which might explain the legs.

Frumpy wives?
No wonder Carla Bruni-Sarkozy sent her apologies.

I'm glad you asked me that - as I happen to know that Mr Merkel is a Professor of Quantum Chemistry. He likes to stay in his lab and do experiments.
His name is Herr Sauer which is German for acid.

10:53 am  
Blogger scarlet-blue said...

They could strip off for a calendar... Anyhow, First wives and girlfriends... FAGS?

10:57 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Plus ca change, plus c'est les memes shoes.

As Imelda might say.

1:18 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

I await the day when the First Lady is a man.

2:29 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

1.That top photo suggests one of them is a nun? Are nuns allowed to get wed these days or is she just living in major sin? Maybe it isn't even a sin these days.....

2. Rog is right, where's Mr Merkel? You can bet that if Hillary was president then Bill would have been there!

3. I forget what three was now but it was really astute and witty.

3:55 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Excellent - and the Second wives would be SAGS.

Bravo mon cher!
I think Michelle was wearing Choos.

And I hope he'll stop at home and mind the kids.

1. These days it's hard to tell muslims and nuns apart - it could be Mrs Turkey.
2: Apparently the hubby of the President of Argentina was expected - he was the previous president. I bet Bill was thinking - 'that shudda been me".
3: You'll have to learn to type more quickly.

5:10 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

Midwich cuckoos the damned lot of them. And that includes their hubbies.

6:07 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

What on earth do they talk about? How difficult it is to get good staff these days? How they are bored with trouser suits and fancy a really great whooshy ball gown? That they're husbands never have time for sex...with them? That they wish the re-runs of Crossroads would come out on DVD?

6:58 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

arghh! THEIR. Sorry, lambing spelling (ie too tired)

6:59 pm  
Blogger xl said...

S Spouses
G Gone
A Almost
W Wild

Oh Hai MJ!

8:38 pm  
Blogger tony said...

"A Deflation of G20 Spouses"?

9:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I can't remember much about Midwich cuckoos - I suppose they were a bit like Stepford Wives.

They were probably slagging off Carla Bruni.
Ah 'Crossroads' - now you're talking.

That's WAGS upside down - as in the workout DVD I hope.

Were they on Activia like Bobby Charlton?

9:40 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

I'm loving Michelle Obama and want to be her New British Best Friend.

1:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the last pair look like mother of the bride and mother of the groom, about to start a fight.

4:11 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Me too - but I'm so small I'd have to stand on a chair.

What were they thinking - do you think the colour coordination was deliberate?

9:05 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

I'm too in love with Carla's cheekbones meself. Are they real, are are they meeestery?

It's as exciting as Countdown.

11:18 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I bet old Sarkozy bumps his head on those cheekbones.

4:26 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

'. . .I get a nice new designer outfit and a bouffant hairdo' didn't really apply to our PM's wife tho, did it

9:37 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I don't think top to toe navy will ever come back.

10:40 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

let's hope not. . .

10:42 am  

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