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polebrity

polebrity  n.— «Pretty soon, we will all probably start to complain that Obama is a man of straw, a media creation, a triumph of style over substance; more a celebrity than a politician—a “polebrity” to use the latest ugly...

knobology

knobology  n.— «Students take readily to the computerized training. Byron Hull, who manages training for the Air Route Traffic Control Centers, refers to the computer savvy of the new recruits as “knobology,” a neologism that describes the...

stiny

stiny  adj.— «The display screen is micro madness—so small, so tiny, it has inspired the neologism “stiny.”» —“Titan-ic underdog – Car MP3 player drownsout brand-name humdrum” by Payton H...

kyriarchy

kyriarchy  n.— « Kyriarchy—a neologism coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and derived from the Greek words for “lord” or “master” (kyrios) and “to rule or dominate” (archein) which seeks to redefine...

cartoonal

cartoonal  adj.— «For one thing, the paintings look, for the most part, like inanimate objects. Sillman describes one, aptly enough, as resembling a mattress strapped to the roof of a car. At least the drawings look like people, however...

rumourtrage

rumourtrage  n.— «The latest market neologism is “rumourtrage,” which means disseminating a rumour and trading on it. The practice has been around since coconuts were first traded but the proliferation of hedge funds and, more...