Word on the street Trampire

Sat, Aug 11, 2012, 01:00

What it means:You think when Dracula takes a bride, it’s forever. Not necessarily. Just like with living people, the undead can have relationship problems, too. Recently, Twi-hards have been devastated by the news that Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have broken up, following news that K-Stew had been cheating on R-Patz with Rupert Sanders, the director of Stewart’s latest movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.

Summing up every Twi-hard’s feelings, comic actor Will Ferrell “broke down” on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. “I don’t know if there was anything I could have done to prevent it,” he sobbed. He finished his rant by calling Kristen a “trampire”.

Where it comes from: In the early days of cinema, being a vampire was a male-only bloodsport. But then the ladies started muscling in on the vampire movie action. With the rise in teen vampire movies, and TV series such as True Blood, you now have to be drop-dead gorgeous to join the ranks of the undead. The word “trampire” was first used as the title of a 1980s porn flick, but more recently it’s been used to describe a lady vampire who uses her seductive looks to lure unsuspecting victims into her lair. How to say it: “What a trampire – she said she was out prowling with the Werewolf, but she spent the weekend in the Mummy’s tomb.”

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