Pet Peeve

In light of the story about the genuinely terrifying-looking mother in NJ who tans 20 days out of each month…

Why have people dubbed the tendency to tan until orange “tanorexia?”  Anorexia is a disease based upon self DENIAL, not indulgence.  It doesn’t make any sense to call this phenomenon “lack of appetite for tanning,” to refer to the etymological origins.  I propose that it be changed to “binge tanning” or “tanimia.”  “Tanniction?”  As in, tanning addiction?  Any of these would be leagues better than tanorexia, which I know is kind of catchy but is just plain incorrect.

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