Thursday, February 7, 2013

Two neologisms for political writing

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


slymongoose said...

Too close to an episiotomy.

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.