The Honeymooners

Kanye and Kim
Well, those two “famous for being famous” people, Kim and Kanye, aka, Kimye, are off and about on their honeymoon. I wonder where little North West might be while mommy and daddy strut about in Prague, or somewhere, boasting about “Just Married.” Please. And a please also goes to the bride who strapped her infant to the train of her wedding dress and pulled the baby down the aisle. Well, at least that tops what the “King and Queen of “can’t take a seat” did.

Ever wonder where the word “honeymoon” came from? Why do they call it a “honeymoon” anyway? Well here are a few explanations.

The word honeymoon first appeared in print in the middle of the 16th century. Richard Huloet in his Abecedearium Anglico Latinum 1552 defined it as a “term proverbially applied to such as be new married, which will not fall out at the first, but the one loueth the other at the beginning exceedingly, the likelihood of their exceeding love appearing to assuage, the which time the vulgar people call the honey moon.” His description suggest not only that the term had already been around for some time by the 1550s, but also that it was probably inspired by the notion that although married was at first as sweet as honey, it soon waned like the moon.” “Honeymoon” also has origins that date back to the 5th century, when cultures represented calendar time with moon cycles. Back then, a newlywed couple drank mead (the “honey”) during their first moon of marriage. Mead is a honey-based alcoholic drink believed to have aphrodisiac properties. Honey moon also referred to a couple’s hope for fertility in hopes of having lots of children.

I wonder where the baby diapers, and the baby stroller, might be while Kimye trot about trying to get photo ops on their honeymoon, in hopes of making a buck of their marriage on some new reality show. Remember Kim’s last big ole fancy $10 million wedding to Kris Humphries—the big ole over the top wedding that produced another honeymoon and a marriage that lasted 72 days. Well, what about Kim’s first marriage to Damon Thomas? That lasted for a hot minute also—after yet another honeymoon. Kim is the Queen of Honeymoons—with three under her belt—or is it under “sumpn’ else?” Well when little baby North is older, maybe Kim can explain all these honeymoons—and where little North was while she and husband number three left her behind after their big ole Italian wedding and headed off on their honeymoon. By the time little North can ask the question, “Mommy why didn’t you and Daddy take me on your honeymoon?” maybe Kimye can come up with a good answer.

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