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Monday, May 10, 2010

Neoleague - March 21 2013

TopicMisc.Post Date 05/10/2010
TitleLexicon experiment
SynopsisSemantic virus
I would like to request your participation in a linguistics experiment.

I propose creating a new word, one which produces a Google hit count, currently, of less than 20.

The purpose of this experiment is to create a global awareness of a new word in as little time as possible.

We will create a new word, create a definition of this new word, and then release it into the wilds of the infospace, rather like a semantic virus.

I would then request that you use this word, at least once, in a blog post or email or comment on an article or blog on the web. The spread of the use of the the term is the intent so a high frequency of usage is suggested. The simple reposting of this posting will suffice.

We will then watch how quickly, or not, the word becomes prevalent in the linguistic maze that is the web.

Each week I will post a Google search count update on this site.


* The first word I propose is "leximize" which means "to maximize the lexical exposure of a word."

As of this moment (5/10/2010 8:30 AM PST) there are 5 hits on the quoted word "leximize", none of which have legitimate meaning.


I would also like to attach a future event to this word. The intent of creating this event is to infiltrate the consciousness of the netmind, bleeding out into the memespeak of the mainstream media. The purpose of extending this lexical experiment by establishing a fabricated event is to determine if we have any influence, to any degree possible, on the potential event and date in question; if in nothing more, I suppose, than to escalate of anticipation of the proposed date and event, simply through awareness.

* The spring equinox 2013 (March 21, 2013) will mark this event's horizon.

* This event will entail the the joining of hands of multiple, long time national rivals and the collapse of physical, political and cultural barriers.

* At this point in time not only will these nations build a neoleague but newly constructed terms to describe the event will have been leximized.


Your participation is welcome in this experiment.

I urge you to reformulate the content in this post, to create names to commemorate this event, to create your own neoleague terms and to post this content on to whomever you believe will find this topic entertaining.

This experiment has officially begun!

Dave Cline
May 10th 2010


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