Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o’clock

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LONDON (AP) — Manspreading is so widespread it’s now a word.

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

The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update today of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language. Here’s a sampling from the list:

—beer o’clock — it’s the appropriate time of day to start drinking beer

—wine o’clock — same as beer o’clock, but with wine.

—butt dial — calling someone accidentally with your mobile phone in a rear pocket

—cat cafe — a café or similar establishment where people pay to interact with cats.

—fatberg — a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets.
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