Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The Washington Post ran a live chat this week during which two funny women entertained replacement words for "cougar." An excerpt from "Please Don't Call Yourself A Cougar":

Raleigh, N.C.: Let's use the same terms as an older male hitting on younger women...

...such as Lecher or Dirty Old Woman or Perv.

Ellen McCarthy: Lecher doesn't get nearly enough use, does it? Can it be used in the feminine? Lecheress?

Monica Hesse: Skeeve? Skeevette?

Somehow Dirty Old Woman just makes me think of a lonely cat lady. And that makes me sad.

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