Neologisms A compilation of new words suggested for incorporation into the English language Moondancer Aquidneck Indian Council Copyright © 1996 Dr. Francis J. O’Brien, Jr. (Moondancer) Aquidneck Indian Council 12 Curry Avenue Newport, RI 02840-1412 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A Abult, interult An adult is one who literally is “to the limit”, as one lives till the end of ones time. An abult is one who is “from the (other) limit” i.e., the beginning of life (infant or child). An interult is “between the limits” of the beginning and the end (teenager, young adult). Thus, I propose that we call ourselves abults, interults or adults. Abversary An “adversary” is one who is an enemy for an adversary literally ‘turns against you’. An abversary, however, is one who literally ‘turns with you’ in friendship, one who walks with you through life. Acrophily Literally, acrophily means “love of the highest, topmost or extreme”. Thus acrophily may refer to an affinity for anything that produces or provides extreme experiences such as intoxication, orgasm, being first at anything, etc. Air-surfing Turbulent topsy-turvy airplane ride -- exhilarating and scary. Algometer This word literally means a “pain meter”. No such measuring instrument exists presumably, but we can be poetic. Allocide Variant of “suicide” and “homocide”, allocide literally means contributing or causing someone else’s suicide or homocide. Alloscopicity, alloscopistic, alloscopic Literally, “other looking” such as one who seeks alternate (perhaps unconventional) explanations, points of views, experiences, and the like. Allotropism (see egotropism) Anogenesis Birth through the terminal aspect of the alimentary tract and as a consequence of fertilization in same. As practiced most often as a birth control measure, some poets believe this phenomenon is limited to a very small fraction of the worlds’ population. Thus far, it has been documented among a large proportion of American lawyers. See Geldophagus Magnus. Anthropophily Antonym of misanthropy, anthropophily means “love of people”. "Philanthropy" is equivalent etymologically to anthropophily; however, the former has acquired the pejorative connotation of promoting human efforts through giving of large sums of money. One can love people (be anthropophiliac) without the conventional means of the philanthropist. If one can be philanthropic while at the same time seemingly being misanthropic (e.g., tax purposes), the term anthropophily will involve no such contradiction or contrafaction (q.v.). Mother Teresa qualifies as a anthropophilist. Argumentum ad stupidium A proposed new fallacy in informal logic--the appeal to irremediable stupidity. Judges in courts of law see this fallacy at work most often (“I didn’t know STOP meant the same thing in this neighborhood, your Honor -- honest!”). B C & Biotropism Counterpart to concepts such as the Freudian “Death Wish (instinct)”, biotropism literally means a “turning toward the living”. Compare with thanotropism (q.v.). Biotropism is meant to capture the phenomenon of the Will to Survive or the Struggle for Existence, perhaps against all odds. Cacography Antonym of “calligraphy” (literally, “beautiful writing”), cacography is illegible ‘penpersonship’ (harsh, jarring or ugly). An excellent example comes from the author’s personal experience -- just ask any secretary who has ever worked for him. Captain Flash Cash A Geldophagus Magnus (q.v.) in the top 1% of his fetal brethern. Cash Calf A cash calf (young "cash cow") is someone from whom others hope in the future to cultivate to adulthood when the "cash calf" will be a full grown "cash cow" and so may be milked monetarily in great abundance. Connouncement Literally, the word connouncement means "to say (or announce) with." The term applies, for example, when two statesmen, who after a meeting, face the press and separately announce what the second statesmen has said or will say. Contrafaction Akin to the word contradiction (“to say against”), contrafaction means “to do against”. How many contrary or opposing behaviors are verbal in nature? More often we do something that is in opposition to something else or contrafact an action. Contramission, to contramit The word contramission means literally "to send against". Thus, the term means any attempt to jam an opponents transmission whether such blocking be of an electronic or verbal nature or by any other means of (contrary) communication. Copulomania, Copulophilia The word copulomania (lit. “excessive love of sexual intercourse”) is meant to capture the phenomenon of sexual addiction of both sexes (akin to “nymphomania” among females). Copulaphilia is a healthy love of the act. Copulophilia (see Copulomania ) Coricide Coricide literally means “death of the heart”, not so much a medical statement as a poetic signification of a “broken heart”. Thus, if one is not suicidal, one might be coricidal. D E & Dianoesis, pronoesis, metanoesis This triad of terms refers to three states of knowledge or experience in general. The morpheme "noesis" refers to the "noetic" or ideational; "pro" means "before," and "dia" means "during" (or "through") while "meta" denotes "after". Roughly, pronoesis is brute sensory recognition or awareness of the world, while dianoesis refers to analytic or rational understanding, and metanoesis refers to a transcendent experience or state of knowledge (for example, religion). Readers familiar with the writings of the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce will recognize an analogy to his phenomenological concepts of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness. Dinocracy Literally, "rule by the terrible"; compare with the word dinosaur ("terrible lizard"). Egotropism, allotropism Egotropism literally means "a turning to the self or ego". The word implies a sense of love or respect for the dignity of Self and Selfhood. The term should not be confused with the word "narcissism" (egocentric selfishness). Rather the word captures the sense of "I am in the world as Being, a distinct but integrated Self." The antonym of egotropism is allotropism which means "a turning to others" for ones identity (e.g., the crowd instinct). Respect for others presupposes egotropic rootedness. One cannot love Other without loving Self. Ensophily Literally, "a love of Being," which comes from the philosophical (ontological) concept of "ens" --abstract Being. Ensophily is a more abstract form of love than "metaphysical love." Historically, Christians (and others) have thought of their slaves or servants as being their metaphysical equals. Here we try to elevate this noble recognition to a slightly higher plane. Other notions of the word may be entertained. Epistepathia Literally "sorrow through knowledge". The word epistepathia is constructed to embrace the essence of the most paradoxical of views expressed in the King James Bible: "For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow" (Ecclesiates, chap 1, verse 31). Eustrophe Related to the terms "catastrophe" and "anastrophe" (or even "apostrophe," among others), the root "to turn" is common to each word. An eustrophe is something that suddenly "turns good," perhaps almost serendipitously. F G & Fuckship This term refers to a relationship/friendship maintained for the sole purpose of mutual sexual pleasure. Fulfull Quite beyond "fulfill," fulfullment is the condition of complete and final realization or actualization -- literally , "full of fullness". Perhaps the chemistry notion of supersaturation is germane; fulfull may be thought of as a supersaturation of pleasure or happiness. Geistod, Geistodology, Geistodics From the German (the language par excellence for these matters), Geistod will mean "death of the Spirit." The sole use of the term is for occasions when a word stronger than "genocide" ([physical] death of a race) is required. Geistod refers to a r_ace that has not been physically exterminated but whose Spirit has been annihilated; i.e., a people who have lost their Way. A people to whom Geistod refers is the American Indian. Geistodology or geistodics will be names of the science treating the phenomenon of geistod. Geldophagus Magnus A badly bastardized word, mixing German, Greek, Latin roots. Geldophagus Magnus means literally "extravagant money eater". Here we may think of the proverbial American lawyer, most especially those members born via anogenesis (q.v.). H I & H, h A proposed (male's) solution to the issue of how to refer to a male or female member of the human race in 'nonsexist' language. The capitalized word H or lower case h is a sibilant, so pronounce it always with a hissing sound. Use the word whenever one might use any of the following pronouns: he, she, him, her, his, hers. Hypobole As used here, hypobole is the opposite of “hyperbole” (exaggeration); thus something which is grossly understated is hypobolically put. Interult (see abult) Invidence The word "evidence" means to "look out at" whereas invidence means "to look in at" implying something which must be inferred perhaps by great effort (as it is not evident). J K L & & Junkus Charitas Another bastardized hybrid term, one who is a Junkus Charitas is one who is to be counted among other addicts; literally “a charity junkie”. The word refers only to those who do charity work merely for the social recognition of doing it. Kacacracy (see Scatocracy) Leptotropism Literally a “turning toward money”. Thus leptotropism is the gravitation toward something which produces or provides money. The leptotropist is the chaser after the “Almighty dollar," a trait of the Geldophagus Magnus (q.v.) Liza Another word of Germanic origin, Liza is the acronym derived from lieben Zuchen Platz = “love seeking place”. It refers to a place where one goes seeking the discovery of “love” (perhaps a singles bar). A Liza will be found in Green Pea Scenes (q.v.). Lodor Acronym from the German, lodor = Logik der Ordnung. The German phrase suggests a “logic of the ordered or rational”. Hence, a lodorist (who subscribes to lodorphily and so acts as a lodor) is anyone who is normative in all respects although perhaps a bit obtuse. Perhaps we are reminded of T.S. Eliots' poem, "J. Alfred Prufrock." Logology, ologistic A treatise, doctrine, theory or science treating the Logos -- hence, logology is the science of science or, in general, the “study of study”. Ologistic is the appeal to such a study. M Macematician A Macintosh computer whiz who appears to be hooked on the “Mac”. Macha Macha will be (the perhaps grammatically incorrectly used term for the) glamorous, coquettish, feminine counterpart of “macho”. Malletese cuisine A light hearted reference to some people’s seeming conception of exotic cuisine--they bring you a serving containing not quite dead insects or other members of the animal kingdom accompanied by a mallet should you prefer your food “still”. Matriotism In many nations, one’s country is called “the fatherland,” and the love one has for it is called “patriotism”. Some other countries refer to their lands as “the motherland,” and their national affection should properly be called matriotism. Mathophilia The opposite of the “mathophobe” (fear and/or hatred of math.), one who possesses mathophilia (a mathophiliac) has a “love of mathematics”. Metalogue The term metalogue ("to discourse after") is the proper compliment of "prologue", and as one of its uses, may refer to the "afterword" of a book. The word may also refer to a postvention (q.v.) conversation. Metanoesis (see dianoesis) Misergy, Philergy Misergy literally means "a hatred of work." The antonym of misergy is philergy. Misophily Literally, misophily is a “love of hate”, an all too present presence in the world. Monological fallacy Another proposed informal fallacy in logic, this is the belief that a unique single cause (unum causa) explains or is capable of explaining events -- the “Oh, that’s nothing but attitude” of the ever present reductionist. Anyone engaging in such simple thinking or argument is committing the monological fallacy. Monomania, Monophobia This term (“same madness”), monomania, denotes an excessive drive (a mania) to produce conformity (homogenization) or sameness. It speaks well to that Japanese adage: “The nail that stands begs to be banged down”. Monophobia is the fear of being like everybody else. Monophobia (see Monomania) N Nasorrhea This term refers to some distinctly American companies' payment plans: you pay through the nose. Neophily Literally a “love of the new, novel or unique”. Nexion, Struction Some scientists and mathematicians suggest we need a new technical term to replace the hard to define but ever used term “structure”. I propose either nexion or struction. Nexion is the better term, I believe, as it relates to the nexus or interconnection of whatever is being studied in a scientific or mathematical structural analysis. O PR & & Ologistic (see logology) Ontophobia Literally "a pathological fear of existence (Being = "ontos")," the most extreme phobia imaginable. Panalgia Literally, the word from Greek means “pain all over”. Thus, for example, one might say: “I feel panalgic” which could be translated: “I ache all over my body”. Perms Permanent Menstrual Syndrome. Compare with PMS. Philergy (see misergy) Philophobia "Fear of love.". Polylogue The generalization of the terms “monologue” and “dialogue”, a polylogue is many (more than two) speakers talking concurrently or many speeches occurring at once. How many of us has ever participated in a polylogue with our friends or colleagues -- all talking at once? Television or radio talk shows often contain polylogues. Postduction (to postduce), Postvision (to postvide), Postfaction (to postfact), Postgression (to postgress) These terms all describe well some of our political leaders, among others. So many of our statespeople are postducers (“to lead afterwards”) or postviders (“to see afterwards”) or postfacters (“to do afterwards”) or postgressers (“to move afterwards”). Postfaction (see postduction) Postgression (see postduction) postvention (see provention) Postvision (see postduction) Proflection Opposite of “reflection” (to turn behind or back), proflection means “to turn ahead” -- the reflection of reflection, as it were. Also may refer to nonreflective or impulsive behavior. Pronoesis (see dianoesis) Provention (to provene), postvention (to postvene) These terms are the proper compliments of the term "convene" (to meet with"), as to provene is "to meet before" and postvene means "to meet after". This triad of terms is a common occurrence in courts of law, for example. In camera (informal) proventions settle the matters secretly, while the conventions are merely the formal statement of the provention agreements. After the court has convened, postventions may occur to plan a response (and have a metalogue, q.v.) to the provenings and/or convenings. Psychologische Totenlager A "psychological deathcamp", borrowed from WWII Nazi concentration camp terminology. Psychologische totenlager means to be imprisoned in one’s mind to such an extent that one's suffering would be likened to an ultimate form of torture. Obviously some form of pathology such as paranoia may be at work under this term, but the phenomenon of psychologische totenlager can be ascribed to cultural causes such as racism, sexism, classism, and the like among people who might be deemed clinically "normal". Psychometer Literally, "a measure of the psyche or mind"; hence, any psychological test scale such as the famous Rorschach Inkblot Test or the well known Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs). Psychoproctoscopy Literally, "the psychology or act of looking up another's rear-end", psychoproctoscopy is a term referring to all of the worlds nosy bodies (psychoproctoscopists) who need to know everyone else's "business". Pubetry This word refers to the love of we Celtics of or from the British Isles -- writing poetry in a local pub. Pyacentricity PYA is an acronym for Pull it out of your A**. Pyacentricity is that American pragmatic spirit of improvisation -- inventing things to get by for the moment. Robobitch A robobitch is an electronic age version of the classic “bitch on wheels”. S Scatocracy, cacocracy There are many "cracies" and "archies" such as "democracy", "oligarchy," "monarchy," "meritocracy,"etc. "Scata" comes from the Greek meaning "dung", so a scatocracy will be a rule by those we might describe collectively as “the dung”. Some may prefer the less melodious and malodious term cacocracy "rule by the bad". Scheisserleben In German "scheisser" means "muck" and "leben" is "life", so literally the term means a "life of muck". The term has sociological import, referring to the lot of unfortunate members at the lower end of the cultural or economic scale. Sciophily Literally, sciophily means "a love of the superficial" whether of knowledge or any other type of experience (cf. "sciolism"). Semi-hemi-demi-metapolyneoism A good natured swipe at our tendency to join the bandwagon of any new popular philosophy. Semi-hemi-demi- metapolyneoism will refer to a philosophy of life positing that 12.5% is a necessary and sufficient condition for probabilistic abstraction. Note that semi-hemi-demi implies the quantity 1/2 of 1/2 of 1/2. The term Semi- hemi-demi-metapolyneoism could imply a lack of respect for self and others by the implied "instant coffee" jetset- mindset and orientation to life. Smolt Acronym for smiling dolt, the term smolt refers to the all too many Madam Eglantines on this earth. Spit-shit A derogatory reference to someone without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, neighborhood of origin, handicap/veteran/military/culinary/virgin status, etc. The term Spit-shit may properly be used as a salutation to connote diminutive psychological, economic, anthropological, sociological or metaphysical status by making explicit reference to excreted waste matter. Struction (see nexion) Subcile, Subcilious This term is the opposite of "supercilious" (lit., a "high brow"). One who is subcilious (a subcile) is one who is humble. ("low brow"). Humble is itself an interesting term etymologically as its root means to be prostrate in the humus or dirt). Hence, a subcilious person is one who is a dirty subcile. T U & Talcology The soft sciences are demeaned for their study of the soft topics (e.g., people; compare talcum powder); thus, talcology will be the study of these soft topics. Talcologists are those engaged in this field. Testopad, Testopady An acronym standing for "they even see their own people as dead". Epitome of a culture esposing thanotropism. Thanotropism Thanotropism is literally "a turning to death" or a tendency to engage death-causing objects or events (compare with the neologism biotropism). Theophobia Literally, "a fear of God". One may ascribe theophobia to the atheist. Tychophily Literally, "a love of chance'" the term tychophily refers to those who love to take chances or live on the edge. Tychotropism Affinity for chance outcomes or taking things as they come. See tychophily. Uterize Passionate sexual penetration ("to the hilt") of a female by a male.