“Offensive” Term “Man Cave” Among List Of 2012′s Banned Phrases
4:15 pm, December 31st | by Amy Tennery
Do you hate the terms “baby bump,” “shared sacrifice” and “the new normal?” Good! Because Lake Superior State University just banned them for you. You’re welcome.
The list is compiled from nominations, according to CNN, which tracked down one guy who nominated a rather dude-friendly term this year. Well, at least we thought it was dude friendly:
David Hollis from Hubbardsville, New York, insisted that not all men are enamored with the concept of the traditional man cave.
“It is not just overused, it is offensive to we males who do not wish to hunker (another awful word, often misused) down in a room filled with stuffed animal heads, an unnecessarily large flat-screen TV and Hooters memorabilia,” he said. “Not every man wants a recliner the size of a 1941 Packard that has a cooler in each arm and a holster for the remote. So please, assign ‘man cave’ to the lexicographic scrap heap where it so rightly belongs.”
You hear? No more “man cave.” To class things up a little, I say we start calling them “gentlemen nooks.”