Sunday, September 26, 2010
From Latin caelibatus (“celibacy, a single life”), perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (“unmarried”)
I understand that many want to use it to mean abstaining from sexual relations, but I like words to have clear meanings when possible, rather than ambiguous ones. Plus it's from the Latin, which pushes my buttons pretty good when someone uses it in the sexual sense rather than the unmarried sense. Which happened yesterday, strike that, two days ago.