Tortfeeder: Definition

Tortfeasor (tort-fee-zər) One who commits a tort; a wrong-doer.  Black’s Law Dictionary 725 (Bryan A. Garner ed., 3d pocket ed., West 2006)

Tortfeeder (tort-fee-dər) An unemployed, over-educated wife of an older-than-average first-year law student, living in a strange place with nothing but time to cook all sorts of food for her contracts-loving husband (see also: Attractive Nuisance, 2.).  Citation pending.

Attractive Nuisance (ə’traktiv ˈn(y)oōsəns) 1. A dangerous condition that may attract children onto land, thereby causing a risk to their safety.  Black’s Law Dictionary 725 (Bryan A. Garner ed., 3d pocket ed., West 2006)

2. A wonderful husband and diligent 1L whose only daily break from the books is twenty minutes to eat what the Tortfeeder has spent several hours cooking (and many more hours planning and preparing). Has “too much work” to do the dishes. (Even though he “loves” to do the dishes.) Citation pending.

Update 2010/2011: Now we’re 2Ls and live in LA. I still do the dishes. Most of the time.
Update 2011/2012: 3Ls! LA! Dishes!

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One thought on “Tortfeeder: Definition

  1. Hi Erica! Your mother told me about your little “hobby!” Wow! Am I in complete awe! Will have to share this with Annabel (youngest daughter) who watches every cooking show on cable, and is a whiz in the kitchen! Now I’m a bit intimidated to have you here for dinner 😉

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