Janopause vs. Drynuary

If you’re looking for a reason to bail on your plans for an alcohol-free January, the Daily Mail is dependably right there with you, murmuring about liver health. (The British Liver Trust is, too, if you’d prefer a more-reliable source.) The Mail does appear to have coined the term “Janopause,” however, which must have been a fun editorial meeting, while “Drynuary” is more popular (“popular”) in America — although “Can we find a better word for it?” asks Jolie Kerr. “‘Drynuary’ sounds like a vaginal affliction, and frankly things are hard enough, you know?” I know.

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