James A. Landau <> JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Wed Sep 23 17:39:33 UTC 2009

cougar = a woman who dates/sleeps with/marries a much younger man (or in the case of Ellen DeGeneres, a much younger woman).

This term seems to be popular now (i.e. in the last couple of weeks)---Monday "Entertainment Tonight" ran a lengthy segment on Hollywood's 5 top cougars, complete with feline metaphors.  However I cannot recall ever having seen it before that.  Is it a new term or is it my usual disconnect from pop culture?

OT:  seen in the grocery store: "Ex Virgin Olive Oil".  Must be those darn rapeseeds.

OT:  heard this morning: "If you aren't Irish, then your mother has been playing around."

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