Metrosexuals a no-no for linguists
The Associated Press
The TImes of India
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Detroit - Calling all metrosexuals: Get rid of that bling-bling or at least find another word for it.

In its annual compilation of language irritants, Lake Superior State University singled out 17 words and phrases that it says ought to be banned as overused, trite, euphemistic or just plain inaccurate.
The 2004 losers were chosen by a university committee from more than 5,000 nominations from around the world.

'Metrosexual' topped the list. Coined in 1994 by British journalist Mark Simpson, the term refers to urban, usually heterosexual men with a keen interest in fashion, shopping and elaborate grooming.
But to Bob Forrest of Tempe, Arizona, one of many to nominate the term for banishment, it "sounds like someone who only has sex downtown or on the subway."
Fred Bernardin of Arlington , Massachusetts , asked, "Aren't there enough words to describe men who spend too much time in front of the mirror?" As for 'punked' or 'punk'd,' as the MTV prank show spells it the
committee defined it as `bamboozled, duped, flimflammed, hornswoggled'.
'Bling-bling,' a term for flashy jewellery or other luxury goods, made its way into the mainstream from rap music. Said Todd Facklas of Chicago : "Yes, your mom might say it. Nothing could kill the mystique of a word faster."
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'Metrosexual' topped the list. Coined in 1994 by British journalist Mark Simpson, the term refers to urban, usually heterosexual men with a keen interest in fashion, shopping and elaborate grooming.

Eeeww! I.E., "closeted gays". WHO in their right mind LIKES "elaborate grooming"? If anything, WOMEN should be striving to become more butch! Men shouldn't have to become more queer!
But to Bob Forrest of Tempe, Arizona, one of many to nominate the term for banishment, it "sounds like someone who only has sex downtown or on the subway."

Hear, hear! Well, not quite. To me, it sounds like someone who has sex WITH a subway! I wouldn't put it past anyone who's proud of being a "metrosexual"!
'Bling-bling,' a term for flashy jewellery

That is not the right spelling, is it?
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You have your own newsgroup? How do you create your own group?
I created a few newsgroups durinf the '90s, but not afj-m. And, did I mention alt.steiner.coffee.bar?
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I created a few newsgroups durinf the '90s, but not afj-m. And, did I mention alt.steiner.coffee.bar?

What's "afj-m"? And, if you don't mind me asking a personal question, why are you hated by so many people here?
Dr. Jai Maharaj:

I created a few newsgroups during the '90s, but not afj-m. And, did I mention alt.steiner.coffee.bar?

What's "afj-m"?

alt.fan.jai-maharaj
And, if you don't mind me asking a personal question, why . . .

What is your name? Chances are that you don't have the courage to disclose it here, right?
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What is your name? Chances are that you don't have the courage to disclose it here, right?

My name is Joe, you ***! I've never hidden that! Now answer my question!
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What is your name? Chances are that you don't have the courage to disclose it here, right?

My name is Joe, you fu(. . .)

Kid I mean infant you have demonstrated that you were raised to be vulgar. What is your full name?
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What is your name? Chances are that you don't have the courage to disclose it here, right?

And Joey replied:
My name is Joe, you ***! I've never hidden that! Now answer my question!

This is one of the people you assured us that you could win over. Calling him a "***" may win *us* over, but I don't know that it will do much for your cause in winning him over.
Kid I mean infant you have demonstrated that you were raised to be vulgar. What is your full name?

Answer me first, you ***-caked dickhead!
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