self at TOWSE.COM
Mon Jun 9 17:45:10 UTC 2003
> Someone asked in another forum
> > The word 'designer' has evolved rapidly from a term for custom-made
> > clothing to standard products that just have an expensive name sewn on
> > them, and recently to customized products, notably 'designer genes'
> > for engineered babies and 'designer education' for self-directed
> > study, etc.
> > I would like to use the term 'designer religion' in a story set in
> > 1984. I'm afraid it would be anachronistic, though. I've heard the
> > term used recently to describe a system where you choose beliefs that
> > are compatible with your personal and political beliefs.
> I mentioned that designer jeans (Jordache &c.) were available
> c1979, but that I didn't know when we segued into designer-genes,
> designer-religions and what-all.
> Anyone have some more concrete information?
The person who asked elsewhere would like to thank those who
answered here. I sent the batch of responses on to him and he's
decided that "designer religion" would not be anachronistic in
the time frame he'll be using it.
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