Promiscuous Prefixes

IN A POLITICO-SOCIO-linguistic sense, Danny Duncan Collum's semi-Latinate-McCluhanesque musings on intracultural trends often seem quasi-nonsensical. What is it with the hyper-hyphenation? Reading Collum's neo-archaic newspeak is like stumbling into a magico-realistico polysyllabic prism where prefixes cohabitate promiscuously with any available word root. It's interesting, but is it English?

Jim O'Grady

Staten Island, New York

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Sojourners Magazine May 1993
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