[Ads-l] words connected to a single provenance

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 28 05:57:18 EDT 2018


There is a recent book about words coined by identifiable authors, but
unfortunately I cannot recall the author's name, sorry.

20 Essential Words We Got From Literature By Oliver Tearle
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/oliver-tearle/words-from-literature_b_4030229.html

1. Blatant.
2. Chortle.
3. Portmanteau.
4. Galumph.
5. Airy-fairy.
6. Namby-pamby
7. Utopia.
8. Thoughtcrime.
9. Pandemonium.
10. Yahoo!
11. Nerd.
12. Trilby.
13. Mentor.
14. Stentorian.
15. Malapropism.
16. Syphilis.
17. Pamphlet.
18. Gargantuan.
19. Serendipity.
20. Robot.

Garson
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 5:37 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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
> > >
> > >
> > > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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