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.




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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