Logophilia

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Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”

…Its roots are in two Greek words — “xenos,” meaning “stranger or guest,” and “phobos,” meaning “fear or panic,”

ABCnooz comments:

it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe. [no clues there…]

The Brexit vote, police violence against people of color [no mention of the lethal violence of “people of color” against police and other citizens? hm…], Syria’s refugee crisis, transsexual rights and the U.S. presidential race were among prominent developments that drove debate — and spikes in lookups of the word, said Jane Solomon, one of the dictionary site’s lexicographers.

The spikes in lookups may have been due to Proggies tossing the word about like a pup with a new toy.

I would like to suggest a new Word Of The Year:

Xenophilia

Its roots are in two Greek words — “xenos,” meaning “stranger or guest,” and philia meaning “abnormal appetite or liking for eg necrophilia.”

That peculiar hipster/Proggie idea that any idea or custom Not Invented Here is Precious, cute, and to be preserved above any idea or custom or tradition from one’s own culture or parents: Xenophilia.

6 Comments!

  1. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 8:18 am |

    *shiverz*

  2. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 10:21 am |

    Word of the Day:
    Malapropism

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm |

    For Progs, alethephobia fits. Tell’m it’s a good thing having to do with democracy and justice and all, and they’ll swear by it.

  4. Buzz
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 3:56 am |

    Shiverz, quiverz, and unpure thoughts, Headmissy.
    I’ll be in my bunk, watching episodes of Spartacus.

  5. Jon Spencer
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 10:37 am |

    May I suggest ‘Xenovexia.’ Neither love or hate but maybe just annoyance.

  6. DougM (stand down the SMOD watch)
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 11:33 am |

    Xenoveritas
    Verify their compatibility first.
    (trust but verify)