[Ads-l] "pandemicide"

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 22 19:55:16 EST 2021


Shoeicide in Urban Dictionary: "Shoes that kill your feet but look good so
girls wear them"

There's a Shoeicide boutique in New Orleans: https://shoeicidenola.com/

Nancy Friedman
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On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 4:51 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Feb 22, 2021, at 10:57 AM, Nancy Friedman <wordworking at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > In circulation now because of science writer Laurie Garrett's Feb. 18
> essay
> > in *Foreign Policy*, "Trump Is Guilty of Pandemicide." I found two
> earlier
> > usages, in August and September 2020. In all cases the word does not mean
> > "killing the pandemic" but rather "killing by means of pandemic." The
> > construction is reminiscent of the trademark term "genericide" and of
> many
> > facetious coinages (boobicide, beericide, momicide, etc.).
>
> And, earlier, “shoeicide”—the (would-be) shoeicide bomber intended to kill
> by means of a shoe, not to kill a shoe.
>
> LH
> >
> > My blog post:
> >
> https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2021/02/word-of-the-week-pandemicide.html
> >
> > Nancy Friedman
> > Chief Wordworker
> > www.wordworking.com
> > http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com
> > Medium <https://medium.com/@wordworking>
> >
> > tel 510 652-4159
> > cel 510 304-3953
> > twitter/instagram  Fritinancy
> >
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