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Word For The Day, Thursday, February 20, 2014 misoneism
dictionaries ad nauseam | 20 February 2014 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 02/19/2014 9:40:28 PM PST by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

misoneism \ mis-oh-NEE-iz-uhm, mahy-soh- \ , noun
hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Example sentences:
But it is necessary to note that hereditary anomaly, if it provokes an anomaly in the moral sense, also suppresses misoneism, the horror of novelty which is almost the general rule of humanity.
-- Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent, 1907

...he saw he was the only one to stand ready for the new thing, because the others were all exhibiting symptoms of misoneism.
-- Brian Aldiss, Brian Aldiss, 1967

Etymology:
Misoneism comes from the Greek miso- + neos meaning "hatred" and "new."

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 02/19/2014 9:40:28 PM PST by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Good morning class! I have an early flight back home tomorrow so I’m posting extra early. I’ll check in late this afternoon.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 9:42:24 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Ugh. No coffee yet?

I’m misasmiling it!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 9:55:23 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

When his arrow flew over the buffalo’s back and hit the tree behind the adobe Spanish church, the Indian complained, “Well, I gotta admission Ah a Missabision again!”


4 posted on 02/19/2014 9:58:14 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: secret garden
nounhatred or dislike of what is new or represents change.

Love it. I've always hated nouns! They're such smarty-pants!

5 posted on 02/19/2014 10:08:30 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: secret garden

A new one already. This brings out my misoneism.

:)


6 posted on 02/19/2014 10:30:59 PM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

It’s not misoneism that causes us to dislike obamacare — it’s pure practicality.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 11:54:42 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE

This word is new to me.

I hate it.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 4:52:53 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: secret garden
i thought this word meant hatred of this particular designer. that stuff is HID EE OUS!
9 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Misonanism is something completely different.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

are you being filthy? ; )


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:27:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I was, but then I stopped at the last minute.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 5:30:53 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
RME. finally found a cliffs notes version of the Ukrainian situation.
13 posted on 02/20/2014 5:36:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

Misoneism: love of the new soup at the Japanese restaurant.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 5:38:18 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: xsmommy

Good, but doesn’t mention if Ukraine is getting its natural gas from Russia. Which I believe it is. That is a factor in the Russian blackmail.

Maybe they should split in half. Certainly seems to be fairly geographically divided.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 5:41:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave; xsmommy
"Maybe they should split in half. Certainly seems to be fairly geographically divided."

Solomonic in his wisdom, he is.

16 posted on 02/20/2014 5:50:18 AM PST by NicknamedBob (My cleverness often has to be severely constrained in order to fit in a tagl)
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To: NicknamedBob; SoothingDave

Bidenesque even...


17 posted on 02/20/2014 5:54:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
those voices in your head....
18 posted on 02/20/2014 5:56:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Laugh all you want, but it seems better to me than having a civil war in order to determine which half gets to force its will on the other.

Plus it would be a great experiment to see if the EU or the Russians can build a better economic “market.”

And they could build a big wall down the middle for tourism purposes.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 5:58:15 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

likening you to Joe Biden=laughing?


20 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:37 AM PST by xsmommy
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