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Words about words.

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epeolatry
univocalic
paragoge
semasiology
cacology

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Words that appear to have been coined after the 2008 US presidential candidates.

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cacology

PRONUNCIATION:
(ka-KOL-uh-jee)

MEANING:
noun 1. Poor choice of words. 2. Incorrect pronunciation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek caco- (bad) + -logy (word).

USAGE:
"The phenomena described in 1985 by Amos Joel, computer controlled digital switching system pioneer, are present realities: 'The trade press, which should know better, is party to the curtain of mysticism, clichés, and cacology around which they shroud the true technology of new products."
John Buckley; Telecommunications Regulation; Institution of Electrical Engineers; 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched. -Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and novelist (1850-1893)

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