Factoid Fridays Jun 8, 2012 | DM News Blog | 2 comments It’s Factoid Fridays time! Did you know that widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower)? Go figure! 2 Comments emma on 18th June 2012 at 5:17 pm What about husband and wife! Log in to Reply Sarah on 19th June 2012 at 9:30 am Ooh, good one! We are talking about terms that have the same root, though (like widow/er). Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.