MAMIL: Middle Aged Man In Lycra

10/14/2011 04:05 pm ET | Updated Dec 14, 2011

If anyone were looking for evidence that in the 21st century we are just as snobbish as ever we have been, then you only have to look at the acronyms gleefully created across the Anglophone world.

NIMBYs, DINKYs, LOMBARDs (Not In My Backyard, Double Income No Kids Yet, Lots Of Money But A Right Dipstick) are signifiers of a knowing generation relishing the new opportunities to send each other up via Twitter, text and net.


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