Posts Tagged ‘Word of the week’

Word of the Week

December 5, 2008

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Toxophilite

   • noun a student or lover of archery

  • adjective relating to archers and archery

   — ORIGIN from Toxophilus, a name invented by the English scholar Roger Ascham, used as the title of his treatise on archery (1545), from Greek toxon ‘bow’ + -philos ‘loving’.

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WORD OF THE WEEK

November 21, 2008
I thought this word was too bizarre to miss, and very appropriate for those of us in the world of media and communications…Meaning: political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature.

 

Origin: 1930s, Russian, blend of agitatsiya ‘agitation’ and propaganda ‘propaganda’ 

Agitprop


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