Death of Distance between Opposites
One idea that struck my mind while drafting a buzz is the idea of this buzz. It is the death of distance not between countries, people and events, but also between opposites. I give two examples that resulted in the blending of opposites to form combined words of opposite pairs. These two examples are friend and enemy, leading to the word frenemy.
15 Signs You Have A "Frenemy"
The other word is chaos and order leading to inventing the combined word Chaordic organization- a term that was coined by Dee Hock. I call these the Venn diagram of words as is shown in the image below:
Venn diagram of opposites
The neighboring of opposites and the conflict they bring put as on the edge of chaos. It is the edge that is followed by self-organization to form new resilient and adaptive structures, or the organization goes into complete chaos and instead of self-organizing it becomes self-destructive. The challenge is how organizations would reach self-organization with people of different ethics, origins, religions, values, cultures and aspirations working together. If the organization fails to find a grand purpose so that employees would not work in different directions and all focus their effort in one direction it shall fail to self-organize. Not only this as the managements of these organizations realize the need to drop old and long-held practices such as command and control.
Maybe I am right to coin a new word here- that is comrol. It is the combination of command and control. This is in keeping with the increasing trend to combine words. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following.
Sitcom- combination of situation and comedy
Emoticon- combination of emotions and icon
Workaholic- combination of work and alcoholic
Chocoholic- combination of chocolate and alcoholic
Motel- combination of motor and hotel
And I coin another word:
Ignoledge- combination of ignorance and knowledge for I keep saying the more we know, the more ignorant we become because we become more self-aware of our increasing ignorance.
Is a new language emerging by blending words together?
Layering of our thoughts
1 year ago · 3 min. reading time
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