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#894 - 03/23/00 05:00 PM anachronism:time::X:culture  
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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 01:50 PM Re: anachronism:time::X:culture  
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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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