[Ads-l] clicktivism

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 26 11:28:04 EDT 2021


Clickophile



Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com






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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2021 4:20 PM
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Subject: clicktivism

Is anyone not a clicktivist?  If you're not CLICK HERE.  It does nothing.

A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

clicktivism

PRONUNCIATION:
(KLIK-ti-viz-uhm) [https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwordsmith.org%2Fwords%2Fimages%2Fsound-icon.png&t=1624635625&ymreqid=c4dc0a6e-30ad-4309-1c04-66008301ec00&sig=2gcSk4p419FUUPNreBl5pg--~D] <https://wordsmith.org/words/clicktivism.mp3>

MEANING:
noun: The use of the Internet to signal support for a cause.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of click, as in a mouse click + activism. Earliest documented use: 2006.


Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com







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