Friday, April 26, 2019

Kayleen does her homework (The catfight edition)

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Me-OW! It’s the End of the Catfight"  Popular for over a century, a sexist term has fallen out of favor in the #MeToo era.  (The New York Times, 4/24/2019)

Print headline.  In an Era Wary of Sexism, the Catfight Has Been Declawed:  An invidious term long used against women is vanishing.

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'catfight' occurred in 1854.

Other coinages from the same year include....
  1. blood pressure
  2. carnauba wax
  3. frazzled
  4. hippy
  5. hmm
  6. shenanigan
  7. stomping ground

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