Definitions

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  • n. A debate in the press or the blogosphere where one side has been repeatedly demonstrated to be clearly wrong but vocally advocates for their position.

Etymologies

Blend of non- and controversy (Wiktionary)

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  • Curiously, the definition given in the Word of the Day posting:

         from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

          n. A false or non-existent controversy.


    is significantly different from the more limited meaning assigned to the word on its entry page.

    Leave language not to the mercy
    Of the wicked bewitcher, old Circe,
    Whose skill is to change
    The normal to strange
    By spawning such freaks as "nontroversy"

    April 6, 2014