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cartocacoethes

cartocacoethes
 n.Note: Related to cacoethes. «Indeed, many prehistoric “maps” may be the result of cartocacoethes—a mania, uncontrollable urge, compulsion or itch to see maps everywhere. Map simulacra like chipped paint: a stone China: a mud puddle Australia: and “geographic tongue:” —a medical condition that “looks like a map.”» —“Cartocacoethes: Why the World’s Oldest Map Isn’t a Map” Making Maps: DIY Cartography Oct. 13, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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