Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Neologisms

Webster's occasionally publishes lists of user-submitted new words. Some are quite good.

#2: Ecotistical
Definition:

(adjective) : having or showing an excessively high opinion of oneself because of one's conservationist ecological practices
Example:

"Pret a Manger is never done with telling you how worthy it is. … [It] ecotistically plasters its greener-than-thou credentials all over its walls, napkins and the packaging of everything it sells." – Brendan O'Neill, The Guardian, April 4, 2007

#6: E-cquaintance
Definition:

(noun) : a person known to another through online communication only (as via email or Internet social networking)
Example:

"... Peter Watts, brilliant Canadian hard SF writer, marine biology PhD, good e-cquaintance of mine, and by all accounts all round nice guy in the flesh ..." – blog post at Richardkmorgan.com, December 12, 2009

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