Ms. Leibowitz is an editorial assistant in Opinion.
“When I was growing up, my family never had much patience for “we liked it” people, those couples who use the royal “we” as though their relationship were its own fief. For instance, the husband who, when asked, “What did you think of the show?” responds, “Oh, we liked it.” The rule was that when one of these couples came to dinner, we had to contain ourselves until they were on the front walk — then my siblings and I would start in.
What goes around comes around, and in recent years that kind of teasing has often been directed at me. Or I guess, us, me and my husband, David, who in the course of our half-decade relationship have found ourselves, on occasion, speaking like the king and queen of Genovia.”