Every generation comes up with new terms. Some stick around for decades, while others become quickly dated. Should writers use catch words?
Sierra's blog referred to a not so nice catch phrase - bodice ripper. No doubt the phrase refers to submissive heroines of the past.
Our heroines have changed, but do the ideas or feeling associated with modern catch words always evoke a pleasant image? Some are nicer than others. An attractive woman has been called a foxy lady or hot. A strong woman might be said to wear the pants. A not so nice female ... Oh well, I can't mention those words in an Avalon blog.
What about catch words for men? Metrosexual is the first one I can think of. The phrase refers to a man who uses products and pays close attention to men's fashion. Then there's the sensitive new age guy, a contrast to the alpha male. Would James Bond in his tailor made suits and perfect hair be considered a metrosexual? What about David Beckham, a rough soccer player who looks like a cover model? I like to think of them in old fashion terms like hunk or drop dead gorgeous.