[Ads-l] diplotainment ...

David K. Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Mon May 21 14:57:34 EDT 2018

{w} = new word (as opposed to {m} = meaning shift and {u} = change in usage
(e.g. verbing of noun)}.

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Mark Mandel
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What does "{w}" stand for here?

Diplotainment at its pinochle... Hmm.

Mark, not *just* punning

On Mon, May 21, 2018, 10:19 AM David K. Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>

> diplotainment, n. {w}  diplomatic proceedings which appear humorous or
> entertaining, especially to one's critics.  Nonstandard (used in slang
> contexts dealing especially with international politics; frequency?)
> "President Trump has forged a new category of international relations that
> I
> would call 'diplotainment,' and the Singapore meeting is going to
> demonstrate diplotainment at its pinnacle," said Daniel Russel, who served
> as senior Asia director at the National Security Council under President
> Barack Obama.  David Nakamura, "Style vs. substance in summit planning,"
> The
> Washington Post (Nexis), May 17, 2018, p A01

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