Decoded: Manspreading

Re-Creating 'Manspreading' And Other Subway 'Don'ts'

Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word.

The term, coined by commuters, is a noun and refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It's now been added to

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Decoded: Manspreading
A conservationist works on a 1500-year-old mosaic floor bearing a Greek writing, discovered near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, as it is displayed at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Sometimes you just need 4 seats to yourself... 🏃🏽 #manspreading #Chicago #CTA
Dude think he got manifest destiny #manspreading
Omg homeboy has taken #manspreading to inescapable new heights
Dude stepping his #manspreading game up to a whole new level! #Champion
#manspread #manspreading
How much spreading can one man do? #manspreading #subwaystalking
#stopthespread #commutershaming #manspreading
#threeseated #manspreading
#manspreading in blue
It's the weekend, New York City. Air it out. #manspreading #nyc #thebigapplebaby
I really really HATE #manspreading 😤😤😤😤. The guy never stop even I kicked his leg. I hope he fall down the stairs when He get off the train. 😤😤😤😤 #manspread
#morning #commute #hottie hiding faces to protect the innocent, though he didn't look that innocent #manspreading

The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language. Here's a sampling from the list:
  • Beer o'clock, n: the appropriate time of day to start drinking beer
  • Wine o'clock, n: same as above, only with wine
  • Brexit, n.: a term for the potential or hypothetical departure of the United Kingdom from the 28-nation European Union

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