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Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Miso Soup
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"Islamomisos - detest or hatred of Islam
Islamomisoic - One who detests or hates Islam.

What do you think?"
--a lexicogenic reader


Well, I don't think those words will fly, though I admire both the attempt, and the keen understanding that prompted it. "Phile" and "phobe" are known to many; the Greek suffix "misos" for the noun is not. And "misoic" for the adjective-also-here-promoted-to-noun, would offer still other problems, save to fanatical dinosaur-lovers, who tend to be males aged three-to-five, and others, who are usually much older and not always male, and are immersed in the most distant past, and are called paleontologists.

Not to mention that other problem, the slurp-worthy "miso soup" in its gleaming black-lacquer bowl that runs mental interference.

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Posted on 10/09/2007 11:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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