Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Cougar': Vancouver Canucks credited with term

Word has it that the word cougar, not to be confused with the wild animal, originated back in the late 1980's in Canada.

Who knew? I first read about it this morning in Walter Scott's Personality Parade in Parade magazine.

According to relationship expert Lucia of Lucia's Lessons of Love, the term was used in the locker room of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team to describe the older, single women who attended the games.

Here are definitions of cougar from Urban Dictionary.

But there's no shortage of discussion about cougars, including this article in Slate.

Credit or blame Canada for the new cougar, eh?

Are there age limits on cougars? Fairhaven Pharmacy in Bellingham, WA
Photo by Sue Frause