What’s a manufear?

Thoughts

I wrote this on a post yesterday about annoying TV tropes:

It’d also get me that they’d bring the cup to their mouth to drink without looking at it. Maybe some people are able to pull off this manufear without making a mess, but I sure can’t. It looks unnatural and weird.

You know what else looks unnatural and weird? Manufear! What is that word? What does it mean? Or more to the point, where did it come from? I assumed I wrote the word maneuver, but this clearly isn’t. My brain must have been in a weird place when I typed that out.

I do like it though. It sounds like an abbreviation of manufactured fear. Like a TV actor effortlessly drinking coffee from an empty cup.

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