Irritable Male Syndrome

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A term of recent vintage for the changes seen in seasonally breeding male mammals which, at the end of mating season and due to a drop in testosterone, become testy, not unlike human males. The human equivalent is most common between ages 40 and 60 and has been variously termed male menopause, andropause and viropause
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Christine was quite happy for the Grumpy Old Man to remain until now and she wants him gone.
Watching Caine playing a grumpy old man sinking into dementia, Shakira, 62, couldn't control her emotions and burst into floods of tears.
This grumpy old man decides to take the space - regardless of the circumstances.
FURTHER to your letter from grumpy old man and others like him, I try my best to enjoy Christmas but find the spirit spoiled somewhat.
TIM HENMAN is wrestling with his good-guy image and that of a grumpy old man after admitting he is coming down with 'over-30 syndrome'.
So incensed was she after watching Grumpy Old Men with her very own grumpy old man ( Mike Parker, the director general of transport operator Nexus ( that males should think they are the only ones with anything to moan about, that she all but railroaded the BBC into letting her make a female version of the show.
Reader G McLeod enjoyed the Games and called me a grumpy old man.
Consumerism Richard Wilson On Hold (Channel 4, 8pm) HE PLAYED the archetypal grumpy old man, Victor Meldrew, in One Foot in the Grave, so who better to investigate an issue that can turn even the sunniest-natured individuals into cranks - automated services.
As a confirmed grumpy old man whose dander and blood pressure rise at the sight of muck and litter, I have nothing but praise for both the council cleaning people who kept the town largely litter free as well as compliments for the local scouts who returned the Sands recreation ground campsite to perfect cleanliness after a busy week-end.
KIRON REID, city councillor and law lecturer, describes me as a grumpy old man.
EDINBURGH Fringe Festival smash Rob Brydon is ready for his first big film role - playing a grumpy old man Brydon, the downtrodden cabbie in Marion and Geoff and on his Keith Barret show, is teaming up with Steve Coogan in a new Brit flick.