multilocal (multilocal) wrote in neologisms,


I am trying to promote this word, which was coined by Paul, a friend of mine, and even won him a prize from the Independent newspaper (UK), yet hasn't caught on like perhaps it should have done.

The definition is fairly obvious - "emailoncholia" is a profound and more or less permanent emotional state brought about by e-mail related troubles : getting too many, none at all, or not the right ones. I think its a word that's in line with the Zeitgeist, and applicable over a broad area. It could catch on - given the logic of complexity-theory - with just a little directed pushing and hawking...what does anyone else think? My friend has largely disowned it, he feels its not very memorable, and is certain it won't catch on. But I disagree - could see it as a song-title, for instance...
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