Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 20, 2014 – misoneism
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.
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
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 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
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Good morning class! I have an early flight back home tomorrow so I’m posting extra early. I’ll check in late this afternoon.
Ugh. No coffee yet?
I’m misasmiling it!
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!”
Love it. I've always hated nouns! They're such smarty-pants!
A new one already. This brings out my misoneism.
It’s not misoneism that causes us to dislike obamacare — it’s pure practicality.
This word is new to me.
I hate it.
Misonanism is something completely different.
are you being filthy? ; )
I was, but then I stopped at the last minute.
Misoneism: love of the new soup at the Japanese restaurant.
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.
Solomonic in his wisdom, he is.
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.
likening you to Joe Biden=laughing?
Biden isn’t a punch line?
didn’t biden advocate partitioning Iraq?
Yes, he did.
that was my point.
can we just get it out there that Syracuse lost to a p!$$poor team last night? honest to God, what would possess them to suck so badly. they had a comfortable lead at half time, proceeded to immediately pee it away in the second half and get behind and scrambling at the end, as they have done in the last 2-3 games. hopefully this humiliating loss will be a wake up call.
I was busy last night and missed it. Dang.
All the cool kids on Twitter are spelling “Kiev” as “Kyiv” now.
Good time for a loss. You don’t need the distraction of an unbeaten record.
((((((PPPPLLLLLLAaattttttt)))))) Bite your tongue.
It’s true. You want to win tournaments, not get fixated on an unbeaten season.
I would have said it when they beat Pitt, but didn’t want to look like a sore loser. That would have been a better game for SU to lose.
it was meant to be missed!
RME. they would.
i agree that if they had to lose, better to lose to Pitt, a former Big East rival, and a very good team. they DON’T want to give any up to Tobacco Road, and losing by a hair to pitt would have been far more palatable than losing to the pitiful BC.
I fed the poor last night. Then home to Olympics and promptly fell asleep till after midnight. Missed it all, bc I can assure you my husband watched it and would have infected me with his anxiety if I hadn’t escaped.
I hope I sprayed you good with that raspberry. ...better to not lose at all.
it could very easily have been the hideousness of their two toned uniforms that brought them down last night.
So you have to be a critical care tech in NYstate to give Narcan, yet the sheriff’s department in the next county is planning to give it to save heroin addicts’ lives. Discussion on FB is lively. Do they have the drugs, skills or knowledge to manage the patient after giving the drug? They may just get sued for this. RME
WHY would you change uniforms ....if it ain’t broke don’t fix it stupid.
Ugly combination. Bad enough to lose, but to look silly on top of it.....waste of $$.
oh i’m quite sure Nike gives them everything for free, no $ wasted. still hideous though.
I am sure that they get a cut of all the merchandise that is sold.
Have a good flight back-
Those who think they suffer
From misoneism are so wrong-
History has a hundred verses
Of the same political song
No matter who the looters are
The MO is always the same-
Tax and steal from anyone who
Has even a dollar to their name
Until their scheme collapses
And everything starts to burn-
People and courts say enough
But the greedy will never learn...
Nike wasted their $ for sure. Who would buy the loser uniform? No one after that loss.
I’m having a twilight zone experience with AT&T-apparently, the number of my land line is not mine, and I do not exist here, but somewhere else entirely-I’ve been on my cell with them for nearly 45 minutes, and 3 “customer service” reps, 3 times on hold, 5 f’ bombs and other assorted profanities later, I’m still holding for someone who has a clue...
With the true nature of the “Hopenchange” from The One becoming apparent to more people, a spirit of misOneism in the country is growing ...
Merch sold to fans yes? yes, i am sure, but i thought Ti was indicating that the school was wasting $ by changing uniforms.
is mr vast member celebrating his natal day today?
Tuxedo strawberries? Awesome.
Just read this in my morning newspaper. It must be all the rage.