Neologism Series


(adj) meaning insatiable over-consumption, as if beyond your control.

Uses: his roant appetite knew no bounds

Origin: Alice Willitts, 2019





(n) : poetry relating to the wonder and chill of the 21st century human’s relationship to climate chaos.

Etymology: compound noun formed from Anthropocene and poesie (poetry)

Source: Alice Willitts, 2018





(n) : a person combining coding languages and a human language fluently

(adj) : (speaking) combined code and human languages fluently, (of a text or an activity) written or conducted in combined code languages and a human language

Uses: “Alice’s code-lingual poetry reflects the influence of both her Code and English fluency.”


            function u(t)ender {


                try {i offer you the back of my hand //sniff

                e = t[ar].getBo[u]ndingClimateRuralFear()

                } catch (t)ender {how you bow your deep head}        

Source: Alice Willitts, 2018



(n): the fear humans experience on understanding that they are nature and heading for extinction.

Etymology: from petric, Greek for relating to rocks and -cide for denoting an act of killing.

Uses: “As petricide grips middle America, the President’s inflammatory comments on Twitter about food rations are creating mayhem in supermarkets across the country”

Source: Alice Willitts, 2018





(n): a feeling of anger and wanting to blame someone (in power) for all the disrupting factors that we can’t do anything about pertaining to climate change.

(vb): to feel anger and want to blame someone (in power) for the disrupting factors that an individual can do nothing about pertaining to climate change

Etymology: bane, as in bane of my life and (archaic) something which causes death, combined with blame.

Uses: “Alice was blaning the logging company for polluting the river.”

“Alice was overwhelmed by blane as she re-stacked the sandbags outside her front door.”

Source: Alice Willitts, 2018




(n) : the anguish of the 21st century human’s sense of right and wrong in relating living things to their environments.

Etymology: compound noun formed from ecology and conscience.

Source: Alice Willitts, 2018