Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 09:43:16 -0700
From: Yongwei Gao <951208[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FUDAN.EDU.CN>
Subject: Re: Neologisms

Dear all,

Here is my questions:

1. Jonathon Green (Neologisms: New Words since 1960) 1991 s definition
for "-core" is an all-purpose rock music suffix: it includes
thrashcore, grindcore and grunge core which, of course, means nothing
in this case:

-core In 1987, G.B. Jones, guitarist for the all-female low-fi
pioneers Fifth Column, coined the term homocore in J.D.s, a Toronto
fanzine, just as queer-punk scenes began to emerge in reaction to the
prevalence of racist and homophobic skinheads within punk. (95/5/18
Rolling Stone p38) Like its nearest American rap equivalent,
horrorcore#-a ungenre that includes Gravediggaz and Jeru the
Damaja#-trip-hop soaks up the dread and uncertainty of the 90 s and
musically conjures up a kind of paranoiascape: an aural simulation of
the urban environment. (95/5/29 NYT H26) Another category,
known as Loungecore, consists of orchestral covers of rock songs from
the late sixties and early seventies. (97/4 Esquire p75)

2. How to define corporatize?
Example: H.R.3460 is a bill that has already passed the subcommittee.
This bill, which I call the Steal American Technology Act, would
literally destroy the current Patent Office and corporatize it. (96/6/5
Congressional Record H5926)

3. American Speech's new-word column--Among the New Words-- gives
"cyberize" the following definition "v. n. cause someone to be
interested in the use of the computer and the information
superhighway" Its quotation is "The cyberizing of Joe and Jill
Six-Pack that forces such media attention to what until recently had
been the province of us propeller heads stems from a carefully
orchestrated campaign by virtually the entire computer establishment."
However, this word in my own quotation "These days, even hotels are
flogging the notion that anything s better if you cyberize it. (Newsweek
2/17/97 p46)" does not have the same meaning. Is there anyone who knows
the definitions for this neologism?

Thanks for your help.

Yongwei Gao
Fudan University,
Shanghai, China
E-mail: 951208[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]