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TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:08:55 AM
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Dear Advanced Learners:

Whenever I watch discussions on television, I have noticed that the men participants will often interrupt the women participants more than they will interrupt other men participants.

For example, there is a popular TV show devoted to politics. The hosts are a man and woman. The man host consistently interrupts (and even ignores) the woman host.

I have just learned there is a new word for that kind of behavior: manterrupt. ( "man" + "interrupt")

Some people point out that manterrupting is widespread in business meetings, too.






Have a nice day!


P.S. Observers also claim that women will interrupt other women more than they will interrupt men.

FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:28:54 AM

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Stupid word invented by stupid people for the purpose of insulting all men.

We already have a perfectly good word for just such behavior — rudeness — no matter who does it.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:07:10 PM

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Foundit writes;
Stupid word invented by stupid people for the purpose of insulting all men.


Hmmm...............very few honest English lovers.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:34:46 PM

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I suppose that "new word" must have been coined by someone suffering from PMS ("Permanent Mean Syndrome").

Whatever its provenance, I trust that its longevity will be severely limited.

TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:56:47 PM
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Thanks for your opinions, FounDit, Mr. Joshi, and NKM.


Have a great day!
thorn262
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:39:05 PM
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Re: manterrupt, ie, “Stupid word invented by stupid people for the purpose of insulting all men,” and, “Hmmm...............very few honest English lovers” (if this latter is as condemnatory as it sounds), are comments that both smack of linguistic puritanism. Does this, then, make you both, a) nerds, or b) yahoos? Your problems with snarkily-inventive neologisms demean quite a sustained tradition in the history of the English language. (I’d even add a couple of others to buttress manterrupt, just to be fair to the sexes, that is, especially regarding FounDit’s contrarian befuddlery: herterrupt, and, sheteruppt.)

Click on the link below for some sorely needed “Advance Member” ‘edumuhcation.’
http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/novel-neologisms#yahoo
thorn262
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:48:40 PM
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Since TFD nixes links, (dis)apparently, try this:

Discover nine novel English neologisms now by Dictionary.com

TheParser
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:48:49 PM
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Thanks for your comments and link, Thorn.

And thanks, too, for introducing the word "neologism" to any fellow learners who may not yet know that word.


Have a nice day!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:06:12 PM

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Hi thorn.

"link" does not work automatically in these forums, if the link address contains "special characters". The # acts as a break, so the link ends there.

You have to use the link icon above your text pane.

Discover nine novel English neologisms now by Dictionary

You grok?

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FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:51:58 PM

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thorn262 wrote:
Re: manterrupt, ie, “Stupid word invented by stupid people for the purpose of insulting all men,” and, “Hmmm...............very few honest English lovers” (if this latter is as condemnatory as it sounds), are comments that both smack of linguistic puritanism. Does this, then, make you both, a) nerds, or b) yahoos? Your problems with snarkily-inventive neologisms demean quite a sustained tradition in the history of the English language. (I’d even add a couple of others to buttress manterrupt, just to be fair to the sexes, that is, especially regarding FounDit’s contrarian befuddlery: herterrupt, and, sheteruppt.)

Click on the link below for some sorely needed “Advance Member” ‘edumuhcation.’
http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/novel-neologisms#yahoo


Why stop there? How about personerrupt, caninorrupt, felinarrupt, avianerrupt?

It's Stupid.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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