[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 28 05:37:29 EDT 2018


When Fictional Words Become Real
A single author created them, but the public adopted them.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-originating-from-fiction-novels/cyberspace

jabberwocky
munchkin
grok
cyberspace
Pollyanna
Shangri-la
newspeak
Madeleine

Garson
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 5:31 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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:
> >
> > relativity
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Geoff
> >
> > Geoffrey Nunberg
> >
> >
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> > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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