(Closed) I think the word cougar needs to die a horrible death!

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with you.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I love the word cougar.  LOVE.  It’s great.  Most of the time women are depicted as meek, shy, submissive little lambs.  But COUGAR!  RRRROOOOWWWWWLL!  Preying upon week, defenseless, (and blissfully sexy) younger men!  Sorry, but I consider this a compliment!  That’s right boys, beware!  You’re defenses are useless, LOL!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I guess I’m not sure when the Cougar term became a bad thing.  True I’ve never called someone that but if I heard it, I would assume older woman, younger man and she’s probably hot and most def has a nice body.  Oh and she probably takes care of herself.  Is robbing the cradle wrong too or bridezilla?  If my Bridesmaid or Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honor calls me that I laugh and say watch it or I’ll make them wear trucker hats and grandma shoes.  That puts people in their place.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I prefer the term “puma.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Not a fan.  I have had to put up with it a lot…  Cougar is a term that started in Vancouver BC at the Whistler area bars and hockey games to describe well to do older women (usually wearing animal prints) who come to prey on younger men for solely shallow purposes.  I don’t think it’s very nice.

Most reliable link I can find as to the word origin.

http://thestar.com.my/english/story.asp?file=/2007/10/17/lifefocus/19059904&sec=lifefocus

I think some people have felt comfortable reclaiming the term and embracing it, but not so for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

There’s a similar word used to describe older guys who prey on younger women… here it is: “man”.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

lol @ Mr. Bee! That’s hilarious!

I have pretty mixed feelings about the word. I’ve been called it a few times, but in a mostly joking manor. I can see why most women have a hard time with it, though.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mr. Bee: How true! My Fiance is 12 years older than me & no one has a problem with it… if anything he gets high-fives.

I will agree that the word “Cougar” should be banished from the english language! I think it used to be a compliment (an attractive woman taking matters into her own hands), but now people are using the term in a mean way.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@RB – Wow, your Fiance sounds like a total manther! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have no problems with the word.  I’ve never been called one, but it reminds me of that tv show “Cougartown” with Courteney Cox… and she’s SUPER HOT!  Wink

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mr.Bee: haha! I guess that sounds better than a cradle robber ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

OMG MrBee, that was an actual Laugh.Out.Loud!!

I also love “manther!”  (Hugh Hefner anyone?)

@DG: That’s a crazy origin!!  I always thought it was related to Aspen women!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

hahaha @mrbee – just had to say how much i loved that comment! haha

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