[Ads-l] Addcting Info headline:

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 31 02:34:55 UTC 2014


"Warmist" seems to be constructed on the same (rare, I think somebody 
argued earlier) principles as "neatist" -- from an adjective rather 
than a noun and as a characterization of believers (in warming, in 
neatness) by disbelievers (deniers that global warning is 
anthropogenic, deniers that neatness is next to God).

Joel

At 12/30/2014 08:46 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>Well, it's not as old and stale as ten-year-old "warmist," at least,
>another new-to-me word likewise encountered for the first time only today.
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>On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 8:09 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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> > > "Gun-Nut 2nd-Amendments Wife to Death"
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> > Nancy Friedman has nominated the verbified "second amendment" in the
> > Most Creative category for WOTY 2014:
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> http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2014/12/words-of-the-year-2014-fritinancy-edition.html
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> > She traces the usage to Dan Savage:
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> http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/03/12/two-year-old-second-amendments-himself-to-death
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