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Topic: 2) Now you see it (1 of 8), Read 130 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 02:27 PM

Mark Pener, of Somerville, Massachusetts, writes: "Many times after I've heard of something for the first time -- a food, a place, a person, etc. -- I start reading or hearing about it everywhere. Is there a word for this? Shouldn't there be?"


Now that you mention it, I've heard a version of this very idea from at least three people recently ...


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Topic: 2) Now you see it (2 of 8), Read 96 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Bill O'Connor (billoc@brinet.com)
Date: Sunday, January 24, 1999 05:58 PM

Awareness is correct, but a little too easy. As when you begin to consider trading cars for some specific vehicle, suddenly every fifth car/truck is your new love. We need something like specific-awareness.

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (3 of 8), Read 97 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Mark Harris (mth1234@yahoo.com)
Date: Monday, January 25, 1999 12:35 PM

Sensitization.

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (4 of 8), Read 29 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Royce Alden (royce2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Monday, February 08, 1999 04:52 PM

How about "newbuquitous"?

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (5 of 8), Read 32 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Royce Alden (royce2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Monday, February 08, 1999 04:53 PM

um, correction "newbiquitous", sorry

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (6 of 8), Read 77 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Miles Cromwell (daveg@wlci.com)
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 11:22 AM

Synchronicity.

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (7 of 8), Read 60 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Bruce Meyer (bpm@cbsnews.com)
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 04:57 PM

Fashionable.
Words become fashionable (or fall out of fashion) much more quickly these days, due to ubiquitous media. The most common sources for fashionable words are high technology ("nerd words," if you will), street culture (kids say the darndest things) and other languages ("Zeitgeist" is a perfect recent example).

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Topic: 2) Now you see it (8 of 8), Read 56 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Rich Pasenow (rpasenow@hotmail.com)
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 05:52 PM

I hate to borrow from the French, but how
about deja-new

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Topic: now you see it (1 of 1), Read 26 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Kirk Childress (kirkcindc@erols.com)
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 12:11 PM

Isn't the simple "fad" appropriate? Although I'll confess a fondness for the French, "dernier cri."

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Topic: Now you see it (1 of 2), Read 10 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Carl Bauman (cjb@texas.net)
Date: Monday, February 08, 1999 10:53 PM

I've never posted here before and I'm just making this up as I go along but I was thinking that these things are really present prior to our awareness of them but are "below the threshold of conscious perception" or "subliminal". Once we become aware of the possibility of their existence then they've been "desubliminated" and we've experienced "desublimination". What do you think?

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Topic: Now you see it (2 of 2), Read 8 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 08:12 AM

I like its syncopation!


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