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Aftercrimes, Geoslavery and Thermogeddon: Thought-Provoking Words from a Lexicographer's Notebook

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Ever been brainjacked? Or Breitbarted? Perhaps you're a kangatarian or a newpreneur. If not, you can still be a wordnik. Come with us as we peek into the notebook of lexicographer Erin McKean, who offers a revealing look at a torrent of new words and phrases—in science, politics, social life—that reveal our changing societies. It's a surprising window on our world.
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Published January 19th 2011 by TED Books
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George
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it
LEXICOGRAPHY WRIT’ LARGE.

‘Aftercrimes, Geoslavery, and Thermogeddon: Plus 157 more new words from a lexicographer’s notebook,’ by Erin McKean is a TED book. [See:M http://www.ted.com/pages/567] That means: 1) that it is an eBook, and 2) that it is about one-fifth in length and in price of a “normal” eBook.

Someone once said, or should have, that if you want to improve your mind, you should first improve your vocabulary; because everything you think, you think in words. Lexicographer, Erin McKean,
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Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it


"Wordishness" is "the quality that a word or phrase has of packing up an idea into a handy carrying case, making it portable, accessible, and (post important) transmissible." - preface



Neat words/concepts:

- Bioprospecting vs. biopiracy: adapting vs. patenting ideas from nature

- Complementarian: person who believes in men and women's complementary roles

- Cybercasing: "casing the joint" through data, like location info in photos

- Diminished reality: removing something from an image

- File-drawer ef
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