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For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
TS Eliot
Old Year and New Year by Christina Rossetti

New Year met me somewhat sad:
Old Year left me tired,
Stripped of favourite things I had
Baulked of much desired:
Yet further on my road to-day
God willing, further on my way.
Happy New Year

New Word - Mampering

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 10,293 mod
This is a play on man and pampering, to describe how men have begun adopting the same skin routines as women.

According to research company Mintel, in 2014, total U.S. sales for the men's personal care market hit $4.1 billion, up 6.7 percent from 2012 and 19 percent from 2009, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of the beauty industry.


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,388 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't think this is all that new @Lynne. Even ten years ago, at least in the City of London, I was bemused by my male colleagues who were fussing about face cream and fancy products geared to men.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,293 mod
    Maybe it's just because I live with a cave man @mheredge‌. God help the hairdresser who tries to put any "product" in his hair. :smiley:
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,560 mod
    Don't you know how to handle cave men's hair @Lynne?

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