New words – 28 January 2013January 28, 2013
gender pollution noun the phenomenon whereby women entering a career renders that career less desirable for men
‘Men don’t go for those jobs as much, especially after women take those jobs.’ ‘Yes, yes, that’s called gender pollution.’
[The Colbert Report (US current affairs satire) 08 August 2012]
groomzilla noun informal, humorous a man who is neurotically obsessed with planning his wedding
Brad Pitt has turned into a groomzilla and can’t wait to marry Angelina Jolie.
[www.standard.co.uk 05 August 2012]
ladvert noun informal an advert featuring and designed to appeal to a ‘lad’
LADVERTS Thanks to sport, adverts for ‘lads’ are everywhere.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 20 August 2012]