Tuesday, August 25, 2009

They Got It All Wrong

I love it when an existing word suddenly has a new meaning. Such as cougar. No longer does the puma or mountain lion native to North America come immediately to mind.

In today's Urban dictionary, a cougar is a hot older woman who visits the night club scene. She has one thing in mind, to hunt a younger man. This cougar is depicted on many of the "Housewife's of XXXXXX" (fill in the blanks to suit your local) She often has been altered in many ways or is a woman of age or a real hottie.

Here's where Urban dictionary got it wrong. Today's little blurb is about a manther - The male version of a cougar; an older man who preys on younger women.

No matter what generation you belong to, there will always be the Sugar Daddy. The word manther sounds artificial to me.

Do you think there is a difference between a manther and a sugar daddy?

8 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Hi Deb! I must admit that my experience with either one is...well...nonexistant! lol However, it seems to me that a sugar daddy Is not so much preying on younger women as allowing himself to be used by them...willingly!...enjoying a little arm candy at a price! We suburban granny types do not encounter manthers or sugar daddies on a regular basis! lol Happy rest of the week!...Debbie

prof en retraite said...

And by suburban granny types...I meant me! Just speaking for myself! lol

Daryl said...

No idea ... back in the day, they were called Dirty Old Men ..

Grandma J said...

I sort of agree with prof en retaite that sugar daddy's are willing subjects using their money or position to attract younger attractive women. It's pretty much a two way street.

I heard Joan Rivers refer to herself as a cougar, and the male equivalent as a Dingo (wild Australian dog) lol.

But hey, here in Central Texas, a cowboy is a cowboy is a cowboy...

imom said...

Manther, Sugar Daddy, Dirty Old Man, Dingo... They're all the same!

Mental P Mama said...

Dirty Old Man gets my vote;)

Country Girl said...

We have these types of men out here in the country, too. I think the manther name is ridiculous.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i was thinking the size of their wallets... is the only difference but... dirty old men works... considering my hubby is 17 years older than me... i should just go back to my corner and shut up!