Hockey moms and bromance pimp dictionary’s definitions

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Thanks, it must be assumed, to Sarah Palin, the term “hockey mom” has made its way into the latest edition of the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Alongside text message abbreviations including TTYL (talk to you later), BFF (best friend forever) and LMAO (laughing my ass off), the new edition of the dictionary, out earlier this month, also adds the description made famous by Palin, who in 2004 said that “the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick. So with lipstick on, the gloves come off”. A hockey mom, explains the New Oxford American Dictionary rather blandly, is “a mother who devotes a great deal of time and effort to supporting her children’s participation in ice hockey”.

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