[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 28 05:31:03 EDT 2018


Here are links to lists of distinctive words from three famous novels.
I selected a few of the words (phases) to highlight because I've seen
them outside of the novels, but many of the terms would be considered
obscure, I think.

Orwell Newspeak words
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Newspeak_words

thoughtcrime
Unperson
doublethink
doubleplusungood
minitrue

Huxley Brave New World Glossary
https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/b/brave-new-world/study-help/full-glossary-for-brave-new-world

soma
orgy-porgy
A.F. After Ford
Centrifugal Bumble-puppy
Alpha Double-Plus
Epsilon Minus

A Clockwork Orange Nadsat Appendix
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:A_Clockwork_Orange

droog
droogie
horrorshow
the old in and out

Garson
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 4:53 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
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> relativity
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> Stephen
> PS I remember the Howdy Doody song plus "Save your pennies, soon you'll have a
> nickel; save your nickels, soon...."
> PPS If infra red, why not supra violet?
>
> **
> I’ve been trying to come up with words in more-or-less general use that are associated with a single prominent historical or literary provenance — not hapax legomena, but items like “infamy,” which for most people who know it brings FDR’s Pearl Harbor speech to mind but which is used in other contexts as well.
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> Geoff
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> Geoffrey Nunberg
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