Could We Declare a Ban on Lexeme Proliferation?

Between easily-excitable news organizations and attention-getting stunts on social networks, a raft of new word-forms spontaneously generates everyday.  This was my last straw:

It’s snowing in Chicago right now.  It snows a good deal in Chicago.  And yet, we’ve gone centuries without striving for ‘snowphistication.’

Please; if it’s not in the OED, and you’re not making a joke, think twice about creating a Frankenstein word.  We have over 800,000 perfectly good words to choose from already.

By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Element 79

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