Tag: man flu
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The words just don’t stop coming, folks. There were loads of notable terms and phrases this past week, so let’s get right to the Word Watch: Man flu Man flu is a humorous term for ‘a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the […]more
The Oxford English Dictionary’s evidence files reveal an interesting trend: in recent years, the number of phrases designating types of mothers (on the model of [X] mother) has grown much faster than the number of comparable terms for fathers. Since 1990, OED has tracked roughly 40% more maternal terms than their paternal counterparts. But why […]more