Looking for a good man-word

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Mar 21 23:34:22 UTC 2007

On Mar 21, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Michael H Covarrubias wrote:

> man date: a planned outing - or perhaps an edict of "man law"

already on mark's list, as "man-date".  some of the others have
hyphenated, solid, or separated versions.

> man-gina: unfortunately not referring to male chest-pain

i see this one as "mangina" most of the time.  "manhole" is an older,
somewhat less offensive alternative.

i'll probably come across a few more.  oh yeah, "man tights".


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