A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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“Why did the pirate ask to get a mortgage with 3.142 percent interest?"/"He wanted the pi-rate!” (9/20)
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Entry from April 28, 2013
Neopolism (neologism + politics)

A “neopolism” (neologism + polictics) is a new political word. ”Neopolism is the word we use around here to designate a neologism with a political bent” is from Time magazine in December 2011.

“Neopolism” has had no use anywhere else besides Time, where “neopolisms” was first mentioned on January 6, 2011.


Time magazine
Neopolisms: Slang and Politics Unite!
By Katy Steinmetz Jan. 06, 2011
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Perhaps the density of neopolisms (TIME’s contribution) is an indication of how much politics is central to the national conversation, affecting our language as well as our lives.

Time magazine
Wednesday Words: The Word That Upsets ScarJo and More
By Katy Steinmetz Dec. 21, 2011
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Neopolism of the week: agripander
Neopolism is the word we use around here to designate a neologism with a political bent.

Time magazine
Political Words of the Week: Voter Vocab
By Katy Steinmetz Jan. 06, 2012
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Romney-boated (v.): a neopolism coined by Newt Gingrich playing on the term “Swiftboated.

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