polemic

Pronounced: puh-LEM-ick (alternatively, poh-), noun, adj

Notes: I wasn’t quite right on this word


Yesterday’s word

The word ecotopia means “an ecologically ideal place”

First usage

This word came into English in the 1970s

Background / Comments

This word came from the title of a novel by Ernest Callenbach – Ecotopia. In the book, this word is used to describe the west coast of the USA. The word itself is a blend of eco- (environmental; ecological) and utopia (an ideal place) – thus, an ideal environmental place. Incidentally, Utopia is the title of a book published in 1516 by Thomas More. As I noted yesterday, once you know the words it comes from, it’s simple to get the meaning.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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