brattle – that should be a word!

by gurumommy on December 13, 2011

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This funny little column in the NY Times last week written by Lizzie Skurnick made me laugh!  She coins the word:  Brattle, v.,  to discuss one’s children, often at length. “Anne hid in the basement to avoid the cocktail brattle.” See also: spamily (Facebook or Twitter updates about kids); spawntourage (a group of approaching strollers).  She also clarifies that ‘Of course I would like to emphasize that my friends have never done this, never never never.’  Haha!

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