Should terms like “Googliness” be capitalized?

Googliness is a neologism whose meaning has been roughly idenfied as possessing: …Attributes like enjoying fun (who doesn’t), a certain dose of intellectual humility (it’s hard to learn if you can’t admit that you might be wrong), a strong measure of conscientiousness (we want owners, not employees), comfort with ambiguity (we don’t know how our … Read more

Is Autistic the new “spaz” or “retard”?

Has autistic become an accepted cool pejorative through constant misuse? While I usually would not bother with Urban, the theme was taken up… Autism is typically said with a negative connotation. For this reason, people like to use autism as an insult, which would make sense if autism was actually bad. …and for once I … Read more

Neologism: I am introducing a new term in my thesis for a concept but I am cautious

Is it arrogant in writing to explicitly say I came up with the term? Fear of appearing arrogant made me think to just say: X will be used throughout the thesis to refer to the concept of Y without informing that no one has used it before. What do you think? Any alternatives to introduce … Read more

A word whose suffix is the prefix for another word, so you can combine them?

I’m trying to think of words to be used for usernames and I noticed people sometimes take a word whose suffix matches the prefix of another word and combine them. Noteworthy examples: disarmpit bartenderizer cobwebsite Is there a word for this type of made up words? Answer On game shows like NPR’s Ask Me Another, … Read more

What did Colbert mean by “bedude form”?

In his most recent monologue on The Late Show, the comedian host Stephen Colbert, gently mocked a New York Times reporter’s style of writing (watch the excerpt on YouTube) “500 words” she whispered, her silken robe sliding to the floor as the morning sun hit her bedude form. I think that’s how the word “bedude” … Read more

Opposite of “granular”

What is the opposite of “granular” in the following usage? granularity The level of detail considered in a model or decision making process. The greater the granularity, the deeper the level of detail. Granularity is usually used to characterize the scale or level of detail in a set of data. I’m looking for something … Read more

Status of ‘hypophora’ as a word

I participate in other SE forums where it’s common practice for experienced or knowledgeable participants to simultaneously submit both a question and an answer. This can be very helpful in technical forums frequented by inexperienced users who tend to ask the same questions, but word their questions very differently. This practice is encouraged for all … Read more

An adjective describing the ability to be hidden

I am currently trying to find a single word which describes the ability of an object to be hidden. A label that may be hidden –> a hideable / hidable / hidible label Is there any word like that in the English language? I found stashable, but it does not meet the requirement of consistency … Read more

Is there an established adjectival form of (Donald) Trump?

We are now one year and a half into President Trump’s mandate and his name has international resonance every day, often more times a day. I wonder if an adjectival form has or is becoming more common than others to refer to his “style” and/or “appearance” The Press uses terms like: Trumpian as in the … Read more