The Problem With “Man” Words

“Man bag” is one of the most widely used “man words” and its overt meaning is self-explanatory.

…nut sack?

The reason why the meaning is so obvious is that an existing word (handbag) is being used as the basis for a new word intended to be used for a men’s equivalent of the same concept.


…thus “man words” achieve the strange feat of being offensive both to women and men making them bizarrely egalitarian.

I have never heard anybody use these words (man-bag, man-flu, menglish), but I bet if you’re a guy and you use them you’re probably breaking a man rule.