A Speccie reader in Canberra (what has he done to deserve capital punishment?) asks the origin of the latest label applied to our Prime Minister: ‘beta male’. It comes from the Greek alphabet—‘alpha’ being the first letter and ‘beta’ the second. ‘Alpha male’was coined by zoologists in 1938 to describe herd behaviour.
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