Thursday, February 7, 2013

Two neologisms for political writing

epistemotomy: Shaving the truth.
epistemectomy: Surgical removal of all truth.
[J. Shipman, 2013-02-02]

3 comments:

slymongoose said...

Too close to an episiotomy.
RUN AWAY!
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C.W. Crowley said...

Kind of like "shaved ice" which makes me think of something unnatural.

...or David Brin's client species of the Tandu, the Episiarch (Startide Rising, the only book I can stand having the word "Rising" in the title. Unless it's about Japan).

Gary Henderson said...

How about epistemitis? Swelling or inflammation of the truth.