Word of the day: Neologism. It means, a new word. Huh.

It’s not enough to hear the song and see the parodies, I had to actually understand what Gangnam Style means. It’s a reference to Korean hipster town (yes, yes, that’s not doing it justice. Read Wiki here.) And since it’s a brand new term, the definition of course included the word “neologism”, which I had to then look up.

A neologism (play /nˈɒləɪzəm/; from Greek νέο- (néo-), meaning “new”, and λόγος (lógos), meaning “speech, utterance”) is defined as a newly coined term, word, or phrase, that may be in the process of entering common use, but has not yet been accepted into mainstream language.

The term neologism is first attested in English in 1772, borrowed from French néologisme (1734).

So I’m only 278 years late learning a new word for new words. Huh.

 

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Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

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