Posted by Word Camel on November 13, 2003
In Reply to: What does "carry so much baggage" mean? posted by pdianek on November 13, 2003
: Originally, in psychological counseling, many years ago, the term was "emotional baggage" -- the painful memories we retain from harmful times or people. Over the years that's been shortened in colloquial speech to "baggage". Sometimes in online dating venues you'll read of men (it seems always to be men) saying they want a woman with "no baggage" -- silly, since none of us are angels yet, we're all only human, thus we all retain *some* emotional difficulties from our pasts . . . even the guys requesting "no baggage".
When you erase the previous post in your message, it makes it necessary to read all the preceeding posts to follow the discussion. While that's not so annoying in a short thread it becomes unwieldy as the thread grows. So please, don't erase.
(Bob needed a break)