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kristina h.
9/28/2010 5:05:14 PM

Some of these have actually been in usage for quite a while. Why exactly is a phrase like "what's not to like?" dictionary material? As a woman over forty, I think "cougar" should be defined more specifically as a woman seeking a sexual relationship with a man young enough to be her son, which would restrict the age difference to at least eighteen or twenty years. Ten or fifteen years difference doesn't qualify. Also, why is there no comparable derogatory term for an older man with a significantly younger woman?


kristina h.
9/28/2010 5:04:32 PM

Some of these have actually been in usage for quite a while. Why exactly is a phrase like "what's not to like?" dictionary material? As a woman over forty, I think "cougar" should be defined more specifically as a woman seeking a sexual relationship with a man young enough to be her son, which would restrict the age difference to at least eighteen or twenty years. Ten or fifteen years difference doesn't qualify. Also, why is there no comparable derogatory term for an older man with a significantly younger woman?


tim gieseke
9/28/2010 7:31:53 AM

My prediction for 2011: ecocommerce n. 1) economic system that includes ecological costs and benefits, 2) an advanced interdisciplinary study, or a new discipline to explain the ecological and economic value associations, 3)transactions that reduce or eliminate economic externalities related to ecological harm or good.