‘Manspreading’ spreads to Oxford’s online dictionary

‘Manspreading’ spreads to Oxford’s online dictionary

[Ed. – Great time to be alive.]

Manspreading is so widespread it’s now a word.

The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It’s now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.

The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language.

Here’s a sampling from the list:

    • beer o’clock, n: the appropriate time of day to start drinking beer
    • wine o’clock, n: same as above, only with wine
    • Brexit, n: a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the 28-nation European Union.

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