Spinster Males ("minster")
tonyglaser at MINDSPRING.COM
Thu Mar 29 14:27:17 UTC 2001
>To the Editor:
> "Minster?" Bah, humbug!
> I'm a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary, and I must
>object to Alexandra Jacobs' coining of the new word, "minster," for
>"spinster" heterosexual males in their forties who are still not
> We're a great group of guys! We're not desperate! We've got
>money! We've traveled the world! The Wall Street Journal has
>called us a genius (January 2nd, page A20, regrettably below the
>fold)! We don't need those _Sex and the City_ gals!
> Just between us, though, if Alexandra's not married...
In any case, minster is not a new word, at least not on the other
side of the Atlantic.
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