Spanish transport chiefs in Madrid are taking steps to reduce the practice of ‘man-spreading’ on .
The Oxford English dictionary added the noun ‘man-spreading’ two years ago and defines it as “the practice whereby a man, especially one traveling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat“. . .
The bus operator EMT and the Madrid’s Metro rail system are planning on adding signs demonstrating man-spreading with a big red cross indicating that the practice is frowned upon. The mission of this new signage, is to remind the public of the need to maintain civic behavior and to respect the space of everyone on board. You can see a sample of the signage below . . .
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