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faux-pas word - Unwort

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Beispiele/ Definitionen mit Quellen
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fau...

AHD has faux-pas, but no faux-pas word.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Aqjbqg2x6...

Likewise, there are no hits in OALD or CALD.
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/s...
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/spellcheck/br...

The top hits I get for "faux-pas word" are sites for bilingual dictionaries, blogs with German content or sites like Deutsche Welle, with a German origin.
http://www.dw.de/tackling-the-faux-pas-of-the...
Kommentar
Unwort came up here: Siehe auch: Naschi - Nudossi Naschi

I'm not aware that there is a special term for this in English. Perhaps it would be called an annoying word. Verbal blunder also suggests itself, but that seems to be used more in the sense of a slip of the tongue or something you regret saying.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-04-14...

VerfasserAmy-MiMi (236989) 13 Mär 13, 11:02
Kontext/ Beispiele
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"faux-pas" ist auch ein bisschen zu harmlos für Unwörter, - wo ist denn der faux pas bei dem Ausdruck "Kollateralschaden" z.B.?

Judging from the list above, a lot of the time it could be termed "Euphemism of the year": Ethnische Säuberung, Überfremdung, Diätenanpassung, etc.
#1VerfasserSpinatwachtel (341764) 13 Mär 13, 11:26
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Und in vielen Fällen scheint mir selbst euphemism noch zu harmlos zu sein. Viele dieser Unwörter lassen deutlich Menschenverachtung gegenüber bestimmten Bevölkerungsgruppen erkennen, die ja bei Euphemismen (z. B. pass away für die) nicht gegeben sein muss. Zu dieser Kategorie gehören - neben einigen der schon genannten Beispiele – etwa Kollateralschaden, Wohlstandsmüll, Selektionsrest und Belegschaftsaltlasten.

Eine adäquate englische Übersetzung kenne ich leider auch nicht.
#2VerfasserCro-Mignon (751134) 14 Mär 13, 18:37
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non-word

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Kontext/ Beispiele
Unwort n ghastly neologism, non-word
http://www.wordreference.com/deen/unwort
Kommentar
Vielleicht hilft es wem weiter.
#3VerfasserHiChen (916087) 15 Mär 13, 06:53
Kontext/ Beispiele
Lake Superior State University 2013 List of Banished Words
http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

An A-to-Z Guide to 2012's Worst Words
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/...

Hashtag voted 2012 word of the year over fiscal cliff, Gangnam Style
The American Dialect Society
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighb...

The Worst Words of 2012
http://hotword.dictionary.com/worst-words-of-2012/
Kommentar
Hm, tried searching for 'fiscal cliff', 'word of the year' and 'hate', and I found a few lists, but none of the terms they use are established, I would say. Many UK/US sites just call them 'word of the year' or 'buzzword of the year' without saying immediately that they are annoying.
#4VerfasserCM2DD (236324) 15 Mär 13, 08:33
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I don't think nonword works. My first reaction was that nonword makes no sense in English. A nonword isn't a word, so if it's a word, even a detestable one, it can't be a nonword. According to Merriam Webster, however, that is one possible meaning of nonword.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonword
Definition of NONWORD: a word that has no meaning, is not known to exist, or is disapproved

The Wikipedia page for pseudoword makes more sense to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoword
"Vonk" is a pseudoword in English, while "dfhnxd" is not. The latter is an example of a nonword. Nonwords are contrasted with pseudowords in that they are not pronounceable and by that their spelling could not be the spelling of a real word.

To me pseudoword or nonsense word make more sense for the first meaning in the Merriam Webster definition, and I am unconvinced that nonword is used in the third, Unwort sense of a word that is disapproved.
#5VerfasserAmy-MiMi (236989) 15 Mär 13, 10:44
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why don't we make one up? How about "verbum non gratum", in parallel to persona non grata?

(I am still so impressed by the fluent Latin on Wednesday night at St. Peter's, and that I understood it, and have now decided that I need more Latin in my life...:-))
#6VerfasserSpinatwachtel (341764) 15 Mär 13, 12:38
Kommentar
Get a Latin boyfriend/girlfriend, #6. ;-)
#7VerfasserHiChen (916087) 15 Mär 13, 12:47
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