#GAReads | On the Radar: Manel

by Mike Gifford [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Flickr

by Mike Gifford [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Flickr

"On the Radar: Manel":

The term manel, used to refer to an all-male panel of speakers, has recently emerged to join the ranks of the ever growing lexicon of words that are formed by blending the word man with an existing word. While slightly older examples of such terms like mankini, a typically revealing bathing suit for men, or murse, a purse for a man, drew attention to how traditional western concepts of manhood might be in flux, the most recent wave of man- words has had a decidedly different effect

Read the full article at the OxfordWords blog here…