[Ads-l] "Pomoland" -- does it exist, on earth or in the OED?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 14 12:42:32 UTC 2015


      From: Joel Berson <berson at att.net>
 To: American Dialect Society <ads-l at listserv.uga.edu> 
 Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2015 11:11 PM
 Subject: "Pomoland" -- does it exist?
   
A contributor to an email list writes:

"[Subject] postneoliberal  [text] Oh, dear, I think I’ve wandered into Pomoland!"

Must be the country of the blind ... oops, the postmodernists.  Presumably from "pomo" = "postmodermism".  NOt in OED.


There are a few hits for "Pomoland" in GBooks, but they leave me at a loss for their meaning or meanings.  (The 1874 and several others seem simply to be the name given by a fruit-grower to his orchard; I guess derived from "pome".)  Do some of these have a relationship to "Pomo" n.1 sense 2. A family of seven mutually unintelligible languages spoken in California? 

Joel




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