In the mid to late 1990s, some friends, my artist mother and myself attempted to develop some language for the things that we were identifying/seeing/being told about but had no words for. We called them "Afrolisms". After coming up with about 100-150, we tried to get them published and it did not work. No publisher was interested. At the time, dictionaries for all types of stuff were out (think Sniglets with an edge) but alas no takers. In 2015, I posted one or two but got distracted by some other research which picked up.
What is interesting now is that Americans, caught in the throes of the current moment, seem to be revisiting the whole panoply of situations described and we still don't have words for them.
The word for the day is "Blenial". I'm going to post them all here until I run out.
Apologies for neglecting the blog. Over the pandemic period I have only come here when I feel that something absolutely needed to be said and I had the energy to say it. My energy is returning.
Analog - The Anti-Blog
By "Analog" I am referring to the adjective (i.e., relating to or using signals or information represented by a continuously variable physical quantity such as spatial position or voltage) and not the noun (i.e., a person or thing seen as comparable to another) for I wished to give voice to my thoughts which have come to me in a more or less continuous manner but which do so in a way that is not consistent in content or form. Thus you will see short stories, brief thoughts, haikus, low-kus and even a political cartoon or two.