Manny (male nanny)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Jun 9 02:08:13 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 09:58:05PM -0400, Grant Barrett wrote:
> On Jun 8, 2006, at 20:41, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> >"Manny" (HDAS? Double Tongued Word Wrester?) is all over the news
> >today.
> The Mirror used in it a headline on May 10, "Manny Nanny." I didn't
> record a cite for it, but it's part of a cite I did record for "hubby-
> sitter."

There was a prominent article about the phenomenon of male
nannies, including the use of the word, in an article in
the N.Y. Times's Style section in November 2002; I think there
was a Friends episode at the time featuring Freddie Prinze Jr.
as a manny. I seem to recall this article as popularizing the
term, at least as something to be discussed.

Jesse Sheidlower

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