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  • A portmanteau word: specifics/species + princeps, the principal specimen of a species. Does not seem a very useful word, but hey, it's a palindrome!

    March 27, 2011

  • post-post-colonial: operational mode at the point of exchange and interaction between social or cultural groups, subtly re-organizing and re-mapping the intruded group to gain its acceptance, obedience, economical benefits, etc

    August 23, 2010

  • Thanks for the elaborated analysis. Looking at the word from the point of view of poiesis (and that's how it is romantically read by Duerden in the quotation below), dislection as opposed to collection goes through things without a centred idea of collecting something ("co-" assumes meaning, theme, idea, or personality as a sort of centre of gravitation), but rather "reading" them "with rigour and love".

    July 28, 2009

  • First, I came across it as a typo. A kind of neo-conservative avant-garde, I guess.

    July 28, 2009

  • "It comes from diligere, and so calls us to read with rigour and love, interpreting in charity (as Augustine urged); and etymologically it calls up a method of reading as dislegere (dis = away from; legere = to collect, gather, pick; wander through, follow, trace the footsteps; look at, read)"

    Richard Y. Duerden, The Temporal and Spiritual Kingdoms: Tyndale's Doctrine and its Practice. - http://www.tyndale.org/Reformation/1/duerden.html

    June 10, 2009

  • a self-sufficient cinematographic sequence, maybe very short or film-long

    May 7, 2009

  • as opposed to collection

    May 5, 2009

  • as an adjective to 'koan'

    May 5, 2009

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