Death of Distance between Opposites

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.

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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:

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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?


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Jerry Fletcher- It is acceptable because it is used. In Arabic we have some combination specially in words derived from science and technology.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #32

Dr. Ali, I'm at odds because I don't speak or write in other languages but my perception is that this combining of words both from English and other languages is one of the peculiarities of English speakers. I believe it is characteristic of what has become the lingua-Franca of this century. Is this behavior even acceptable in other languages?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Thank you dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your appreciation and adding a new word to the list "Spanglish). Maybe this shall stir a wave of new words for bilingual people. For example, Gerglish for German-English speaking people!!!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I believe a new language is emerging by combining words - https://www.vappingo.com/word-blog/86-great-examples-of-portmanteau/ offers some more examples. (This link deemed safe by my virus program.) I encountered Spanglish when I lived in South Florida in the 1970s. Can you imagine what it is like to learn any language in a classroom? Outstanding post, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Thank you and I shall review it later today.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #28

#31
There are many slides in this Prezi https://prezi.com/yp6plmltohtc/the-arabic-contributions-to-the-english-language/ that underscore your point.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
The trend of fusion spills over from one language to another. In Arabic we started following the trend. It is epidemic

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #26

It is only when we know a language that is not English that we find just how much we cannot describe in the English which for people like me, has become our primary language - or at least the language that I think thoughts. Only recently the word "idiocracy" was accepted into the Oxford English dictionary - and we know from the world of Chaucer (Old English) and Shakespeare (middle-age English) just how English itself has evolved over the centuries. Now that we live in an ever increasing portmanteau world where English is being both truncated into short-form and creative fusion, who knows how any language will change.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
This is a great explanation John Rylance. I haven't thought about it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
I like your combination of wisdom and knowledge to form the new word knowis. This is a good reason for combining the two words for you are saying we need both together to be successful. Knowledge without wisdom can be disastrous and history is the proof. Your comment is valuable dear Tausif Mundrawala

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Dear Debasish Majumder- your observation is correct. The word fremeny was coined to reflect that your friend may also be your enemy. These are fake friends with sheep clothing, but with wolf-like intentions. You are right.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
This is a big question my friend Edward Lewellen because it seems to be this is an emerging trend that is getting enforced. Lack of time, laziness, or what other reasons maybe I tend to think this trend shall continue. I searched the literature and in one reference eighty six examples of blending words are reported. Maybe one other reason for this trend to continue is your line "In the United States, it’s become popular to join the names of celebrities who are dating or married to create interesting new words". Creative amusement is likable and people tend to hold to them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
A comment of honey

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Thank you dear Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal you shall know that your highlighting the word Ignoledge resonates with me. You read my mind thoroughly.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
The two coinages that struck the idea of this buzz id fremeny and chaordic my dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli. The idea that blending two opposites that are close in space to reflect their neighborhood was the drive. I was drafting a buzz on why we become limited with what we know and become ignorant to new possibilities. This resulted in me coining the word Ignoledge. Your hay is of high quality as your sunny thoughts created them.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

2 years ago #18

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I really like the thought behind ignoledge sit could not be truer. I might digress from the current topic of fusing antonyms and other words to create new words but I feel ignoledge truly defines man's thirst for knowledge and outward looking attitude instead of silent introspection and inward looking approach that actually leads them to all the answers and knowledge one could as for. I come up with various new word fusions out of the blue due to slip of tongue, but there are none that I can remember right now. :)

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

2 years ago #17

How about "Buzzloney"?

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #16

in the ecosystem we are living where predator and prey both exist with a different objective and surely a nature's intriguing fabric. i wonder how we human making it a eco-chamber where death to we find having opposite dimension with distinct design! the distance is perhaps the space which we may not all perhaps able to observe as well time. how many of us can understand that we too are mere space? however intriguing buzz indeed sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #15

#11
Ah now I know when someone shouts YO they are saying Yes No.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

WOW! These examples never crossed my mind John Rylance

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Great example Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris. Thank you

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #12

#8
You mean like Brexit in the U K. I suggest this as a possible one. Donkim ( Donald Trump/Kim Jong un) An unholy alliance. As opposed Pitjoli ( Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie) A Hollywood alliance

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Thank you for the insightful post! To answer your question: Nes! (a combination of no and yes) :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Only if diamond is cheap my friend? You know your value a s a supporting friend.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #9

#6
Nice! Reminds me of 'diamond–water paradox'. So if I'm into microeconomics, am I just being cheap? :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
I avoided using the French-origin word portmanteau for fear it is an unknown words. In general, it refers to the blending of two words. Your example of cocacolonization is great. It refers to colonization because of trade interest. How many similar words can we coin these days?

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #7

Ah, portmanteau words a la Humpy Dumpty as in Lewis Carrol's Alice. My favourite is this mammoth one cocacolonization ( Coca Cola/colonisation) The aggressive introduction or pervasive influence of consumerism on other countries.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
It is getting like a word play dear Lisa Vanderburg. On LinkedIn commenters are offering new words combination such as @prabir kundu who suggested ''WISDOM'' and,''Intelligence''-Wiselligence. Thank you also for sharing the buzz.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

2 years ago #5

I love that you're playing with words dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Some great combos you've offered here, Ignoledge is much better than Knowignes, which just looks like a spelling mistake :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d C\u00e1mara Rica for joining the thinking game and for sharing the buzz.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

2 years ago #3

love it. You always make me think .. .which is great !

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank youPascal Derrien. I am playing with words because I see this as an emerging trend.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #1

I like the way you are playing with words here :-) Smart piece

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