Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hybrid Neologism of the Week: Clickbait Schmickbait

Fauxnomenclature [fi-no-muhn-kley-cher] (n.)
  1. the system of introducing a new name or term to represent an occurrence or theme that has long been in existence in order to give the appearance that the well-established occurrence or theme is a brand-new phenomenon
  2. terminology created and employed to increase popularity or profit, especially in an online capacity

“Psh! ‘Miley flosses her Jays’ bla bla bla...I'm not falling for this clickbait!”

“Clickbait? Do you mean to imply that businesses might employ salacious or catchy headlines in order to encourage you to consume content they produced? Don't use that garbage fauxnomenclature around me.”


    1. Replies
      1. Thanks for your suggestion, C.O. A key part of fauxnomenclature's definition is that it is a word created to describe a fake phenomenon. The more obvious "fauxmenclature" is similar. However, fauxnomenclature [again, fi-nom-enclature] exclusively refers to made-up garbage words as applied to an observable and remarkable trend...that is only NOW an "observable" and "remarkable" "trend" thanks to labeling it with the new garbage word.

    2. You should do HANGRY. hungry + angry = hangry

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