[ExI] need a new word/suffix
jasonresch at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 01:19:44 UTC 2016
My friend suggested the word "misoxeny".
http://www.encyclo.co.uk/meaning-of-misoxeny "the hatred of strangers"
On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 1:24 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com>
> On Dec 13, 2015, at 1:51 AM, Ben <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "I have looked into it a bit and there is no good suffix for 'hate'. And
> we do need one.
> We are using 'xenophobia' to mean not just fear but hate and that is just
> wrong. We can even love what we fear.
> So, group, I don't know of any other people who are better placed to
> create a new suffix and thus word for hate of the new/strange/different.
> It must, I think, start with xeno-. Latin offers 'peregrinus' for alien.
> Maybe not workable.
> I would suggest -odia. From Odium.
> It works for some words (Islamodia) but not really for others (Xenodia,
> Although it might not be grammatically sound to use it like that, I'm not
> learned enough to know.
> Nice try, but I think in common speech '-odia' will too easily fail to be
> distinguished from '-phobia,' especially from inattentive listeners or when
> there's garbling, noise, etc. it's just too close in sound.
> The straying of meaning of words and word fragments is nothing new. I'm
> not losing any sleep over how 'phobia' seems to have an altered meaning in
> the context of 'xenophobia' and the like. I don't believe there's a big
> need for a neologism here -- save for folks too obsessed with this stuff. ;)
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