Word of the Week Wednesday: neoterism


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: neoterism.

A neoterism is an innovation in language such as a new word or expression.

It can be a synonym for neologism, but has a broader meaning,

I like the concept behind this word.  I’m all for innovation and, as you know, I love language.

That said, being new doesn’t guarantee being good.  There’s an equal chance of a new word or expression turning out stupid or insipid as brilliant.

 

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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