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#894 - 03/23/00 12:00 PM anachronism:time::X:culture
Bryan Offline

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 6
Loc: New York State

Something that is out of place temporally (e.g., the clock chimes in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar) is an anachonism. Is there a corresponding word for something that is out of place culturally (e.g., attributing a belief or pratice from ancient Greek culture to ancient Chinese culture)? If not, can anyone suggest a good neologism?

#895 - 04/02/00 09:50 AM Re: anachronism:time::X:culture
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Chronos is from the ancient greek meaning time (eg chronological) so we could look at the derivation of the word culture for a start - any ideas?


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