Meet ‘hepeated’ – the new word people are loving that’s even more irritating than mansplaining
Everyone, add ‘hepeated’ to your vocabulary.
Many women will know what it’s like to have their opinions and suggestions ignored, only for a man to repeat the very same thing and getting a round of applause.
The English language was lacking a specific word that accurately describes this scenario – until now.
Twitter user and astronomer Nicole Gugliuicci announced the new word on Friday.
My friends coined a word: hepeated. For when a woman suggests an idea and it's ignored, but then a guy says same thing and everyone loves it— Nicole Gugliucci, Doctor of the Sky (@NoisyAstronomer) September 22, 2017
“My friends coined a word: hepeated,” Gugliucci wrote. “For when a woman suggests an idea and it’s ignored, but then a guy says same thing and everyone loves it.”
And of course, everyone’s so on board.
It works that way for POC in meetings too! Or you need someone W/Male to cosign for YOUR IDEA.....— Truth Seeker (@KenJone56612075) September 22, 2017
Does this word hepeated work when a guy rephrases what you said back to you so that you agree with him rather than him agreeing with you?— Amanda Katona (@amanda_katona) September 22, 2017
or he tells it back to you in different words, and has no memory of you espousing the same idea— virginia hair (@virginiahair1) September 22, 2017
And yes, someone added this exciting new word to Urban Dictionary.
Even men joined in on the fun.
Cool, but I have an idea for a word: hepeated. It's when a woman has an idea and it's ignored, but then a guy says it and everyone loves it— Vincent Gorham (@emperorjamius) September 22, 2017