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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Rest: lumbersexual: word not to use today.

So what's a lumbersexual when he's at home?

He's a man who lives in a city, is immaculately groomed, works in some clean and probably creative or nerdy industry, and wears a checked lumberjack shirt, very sturdy shoes, and a full (but exquisitely trimmed) beard. 

Or so they say.

I suppose there's no reason why there shouldn't be a new word to describe one of these people.

It's just a pity it's something so wince-makingly self-admiring as lumbersexual.

A lumbersexual looks a bit like this, but with eyebrow tweezers instead of an axe.

Sunday Rest: lumbersexual. This word seems to have been coined by Tom Puzak of on October 30th 2014. It's a mixture of lumberjack and metrosexual. Metrosexual is from the Greek metropolis, chief city, from mētēr, mother, plus polis, city.

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