alchempathy n a seemingly magical and valuable power whereby the
feelings and thoughts of one person are readily understood by another
cerebrawl n a noisy intellectual quarrel or fight
clandestination n a concealed final point of arrival
conflickety-split n a prolonged battle undertaken with great speed
didactosaurus n an extinct, usually gigantic moralizing reptile, or a
person with similar characteristics
guitarded n use of "air guitar" in inappropriate or downright embarrassing
circumstances, e.g., using one’s ski as a guitar after having completed a wicked jump
homophonia n affectation of speech in which a heterosexual attempts to sound "gay"
ludicrosity n absurdity or incongruity to the point of being laughable
misandry n hatred of men
pathetiquette n a code of courtesy or behavior arousing pity, sympathy,
testoasteroven n naturally occurring chemical producing pronounced male
characteristics such as insistence that one can fix all appliances
From the philosophy zine h2so4 (Summer/Autumn 2002). Such exercises in "neologismatism" are only one feature of this venerable Bay Area zine, which regularly delivers a sharp and quirky philosophical perspective on all aspects of modern culture—with a sense of humor, no less. Subscriptions: $8/yr. (2 issues) from Box 423354, San Francisco, CA 94142.