Friday, March 07, 2008

For men only...

Has it come to this?
I heard about manogram -a trademarked term for a prostate exam - on the American Dialect Society listserv (where Yale linguistics professor Laurence Horn also mentioned the AdMeTech Foundation's preposterous mascot Prosty the Spokesgland, who I hope is not available for children's parties). And while watching an NBA game, I recently heard commentator Reggie Miller mention a player getting hit in the man region, a term that surprised colleague Marv Albert, who preferred the old-fashioned, less-euphemistic groin. [More about the proliferation of "manwords"]

Man, I'm outta here...

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