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]
5 thoughts on “New words – 28 January 2013”
I wish you had made it clear that Colbert intended “gender pollution” as a satirical comment. His entire program is a parody of the pompous right-wing commentary often encountered on US television.
Yes, that’s a good point, it might look like the term is satirical, but it does appear that Colbert was picking up on a term that had already been coined: see eg http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/16/richer-sex-time-mundy/
Noun informal humurous of men and design to apeal a lad.
a gud way to increas n enhnc ur vocbulary by learning new n advnc wrds
I think groomzilla is an ugly word