I'm really sick of this obsession the media has for renaming two seperate things as one single thing.
For example: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - TomKat; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - Brangelina etc.
Now that irks me, but what irks me more is when they do it with fashion. So you wear a skirt as a dress? - it's a Skress if you don't mind. Now the latest one (possibly invented by Grazia, but if not they are guilty of using the word) is a trousers/leggings hybrid called....Treggings. TREGGINGS!!!
The official explanation of Treggings is that "they take the slim-line, easy-wear qualities of the legging and combine them with sturdier fabrics such as denim, leather, velvet, and thick ribbed stretch wool". Riigghhtt.
So, what we're talking about is denim, for example, only really tight? Huh. That somehow seems familiar to me...let me think...oh yes, I know - SKINNY JEANS!!! So, trousers but really tight? UH, TIGHT TROUSERS? Ribbed wool tights but with no feet. Mmmm. Ah yes, WOOL FOOTLESS TIGHTS!!!
Call me old fashioned, but I always thought leggings and trousers can come in all types of fabric and varying tightness. Apparently I was wrong. My ignorance of the 'Tregging' has made that all too apparent.
Well Grazia, or whoever is responsible for this word, I have a new one for you - Foff...