Poll: Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
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Teresa Borges
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Yes Aug 28, 2014

As I haven’t married again since the last time I answered this same question, I’ll keep being the main and only breadwinner…

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Yes Aug 28, 2014

My two cats don't contribute much apart from nabbing the odd cockroach (and providing moral support)!

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Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales  Identity Verified
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One and only Aug 28, 2014

...in a household of three other adults, two of whom are starting university-level studies this year.

Free time? Leisure? Vacaaaaation?

Huh? What's that...yeah, I vaguely recall that kind of thing, a long time ago.

[Edited at 2014-08-28 10:11 GMT]


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Ligia Mihaiescu  Identity Verified
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Yes Aug 28, 2014

Unfortunately...

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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As before Aug 28, 2014



The answer hasn't changed.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Breadwinning Aug 28, 2014

I'm the main breadwinner, but my cat Garabato never touches bread and I seldom eat bread.

Why don't we have better English words instead of breadwinner? It's so archaic, demodé, passé, a word so stale and crusty and rancid as last night's toast.


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Mariel Azoubel  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Yes Aug 28, 2014


Why don't we have better English words instead of breadwinner? It's so archaic, demodé, passé, a word so stale and crusty and rancid as last night's toast.


As it just so happens, we have that same idiom in Portuguese (Brazilian), too. I kind of like it (if you take the bread-for-the-soul approach, that is).


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Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
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Synonym Aug 28, 2014

"Bacon bringer-homer" is a synonym for "breadwinner". Does the first sound better than the latter?

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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Yes. Aug 28, 2014

Both, my husband and I work full time, my husband is employed at another company. I am the one with the higher income.

The burden is insane (no paid sick days, no paid vacation days...).


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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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Other Aug 28, 2014

Since we both work together on this madness, we both bring home the bacon. I translate a lot more than Gaby, but when she isn't working on her own projects, she's helping me with mine.

No cats here... just the stupid dog. His birthday was yesterday.


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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The only Aug 28, 2014

breadwinner is me.

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Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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No Aug 28, 2014

I am not the main breadwinner. In fact, there would be no bread if it depended on my income.

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