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Sunday, 9 February 2020

Sunday Rest: celebocracy.

The word celebocracy may be an unconventional mixture of Latin and Greek (see below) but then so is the word television, and we've managed to get used to that.

The problem is that anyone who utters the word celebocrary will look pretentious (and in Britain pretentious = ridiculous) so it's unusable.

Still, it's a useful and interesting idea, isn't it.

Word Not To Use Today: celebnocratic. The word celebrate comes from the Latin celebrāre, which means numerous, crowded, or famous. The -cracy bit comes from the Greek kratos, which means power.


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