(speaking of which: somebody coin me a word!) are clumsy, redundant, confusing, or just not necessary.
The use of all of these hapax legomena and neologisms
underscores that Ezekiel was a highly literate individual.
In the media they double and tend to exclude from use Romanian synonyms or even neologisms
of Latin/Romance origin (6).
This begins one of the chief difficulties with understanding their work--the number of neologisms
may be justified, and a revolutionary theory may require multiple neologisms
, but when they are used they should be sufficiently clear.
linguistic analogy (Bynon 1977), linguistic economy and redundancy, a completely new word as a consequence, simplification (Kiss 2005), semantic change (Karoly 1970), a neologism
by necessity naming new concepts (Minya 2003), synonyms activated by the varied communicative purposes (Benko 1988).
Keeping in mind the importance of metaphors in our professional discourse, my purpose for this short article is to focus on the military community's fondness for a particular neologism
: "JIIM" (pronounced "gym").
Actually, this neologism
's proper usage is rather restricted: It was created by James Howard Kunstler to describe what James Howard Kunstler is not.
My instance is neologism
, for which English was ripe, not only because print and trade were accelerating exchange with other languages, but also because the disappearance of grammatical inflections within English allowed words to be easily converted from one part of speech to another.
Tradition and innovation in the study of neologism
are taken up in particular in Bernard Quemada's essay on the meaning of neologism
('Problematiques de la neologie', pp.
before the Second World War a prize was awarded for the neologism
drapacz schmur as a replacement for skyscraper.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.: At the National Black Theatre Festival, they don't say theatre is fabulous or divine or fantastic--they say it's "marvtastic." This neologism
tips its hat to the Marvtastic Society, which supports the festival's late founder Larry Leon Hamlin's dream of sustaining black theatre on a global scale.
Dennett relishes--how not?--the memory and testimony of his fellow "brights." (And, by the bye, he makes an able defense of that much hooted-at neologism
, by comparing it to "gay": It's a comfortable pragmatic term, designed to counter the ugly labels invented by detractors.) He can't resist taking a few whacks at St.
The clearest and best-known example remains the pervasive 1970s neologism
, "homophobia." How often one encounters this vacuous and tedious slogan, but how often it is successfully used to silence people!
At the time, the word "realtor" didn't exist; in just one example of its efforts to establish a new, respectable profession, NAREB adopted the neologism
in 1916 to distinguish its members from run-of-the-mill brokers: "We ought to insist that folks call us 'realtors' and not 'real-estate men," Babbitt tells a fellow broker.
With "-itis" as the medical suffix for inflammation, "exceptionitis," a convenient neologism
, might be defined as an inflammatory process in the decision-making locus in the underwriter's cerebral cortex.