Tuesday, July 31, 2012

how the freecult has enriched our language

geistwriting [geist-wri-ting]


1. the fabrication of seemingly independent, third-party opinion by hiding one’s own involvement in the writing of that opinion

2. the act of a person or thing that geistwrites

3. the skill or technique of a person who geistwrites


4. pertaining to, characterized by, or capable of geistwriting.

5. displaying little to no academic or journalistic standards

origin: 2012, perhaps earlier; Modern Canadian English

Example sentence:

It’s hard to believe anyone would take that obvious piece of geistwriting seriously.

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1 comment:

Sandy Crawley said...

More proof of the badly hidden conspiracy,"Google and Facebook are using a controversial legal doctrine to channel money to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and other groups that share their hostility to online copyright enforcement."

Rest here: