[Ads-l] "pandemicide"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 23 20:42:01 EST 2021


What.

MAM

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 8:14 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> Weird. So not the instrumental reading (as with Richard Reid, the
> shoeicide bomber, with his own urban dictionary entry) or the most
> plausible patient reading (one who kills [their] shoes) but and agent
> reading.  Is this a great language or what?
>
> > On Feb 22, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Nancy Friedman <wordworking at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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