I'm sorry - I just had to blog about this new phrase du jour - consciously uncoupling.
For those of you who don't read the sleaze tabloids or follow Gywenth Paltrow's blog (which I don't), you won't know that she's broken up with her husband of 11 years, singer Chris Martin. It's sad. They have two young children and it probably wasn't an easy decision to come to.
Unfortunately, in true Gwyneth style, she not only put their announcement on her web site, she called their separation a "conscious uncoupling". According to one expert, it means - "a proven process for lovingly completing a relationship that will leave you feeling whole and healed and at peace".
Cue hysterical laughter on the Internet. Twitter was on fire and some of it was really funny. Let me share a few -
- Consciously Uncoupling is the most Gwyneth thing ever Gwynethed.
- Gwyneth is referring to her divorce as Consciously Uncoupling which affirms my suspicion that she is an Operating System.
- Me and Gwyneth are sort of similar in that she and Chris are Consciously Uncoupling and in college I did a lot of "unconscious coupling".
- I am really a bit sad about Gwyneth and Chris splitting up but the statement that they're Consciously Uncoupling is making it easier.
- Consciously Uncoupling is now the most pretentious English phrase. Sorry "I don't own a TV" your time is up.
- Conscious Uncoupling is the new Kale.
- Well now I have a new term for my relationship with milk.
- Consciously Uncoupling makes me think of a caravan being separated from a car, but really carefully.
Anyway, lest I be thought of as a callous B, I don't celebrate their separation. I don't know her enough to say I don't like her, but her public persona grates a little. I like his music, but again I don't know him at all.
But you have to admit, some of those Tweets are funny!