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Irritainment

noun; blending
Entertainment and media spectacles that are both annoying and compulsively watchable, e.g. professional wrestling This word seems to have been coined from eatatainment, which was used to describe the food at the Minnesota State Fair. Irritainment is an exceptional word because it can be used very frequently in our world today. We’re surrounded by so much junk in the media that this term can probably be used to describe half of it. Because the word is a blend of irritate and entertainment, it is frequently used by all speech communities.
 
The list is “dedicated to the pursuit of sloth and irritainment,” it says, and of course, so are we.
Etymology : From Latin irritatus, from irritare + from Middle English entertinen, from Middle French entretenir, from Medieval Latin intertenre, from entre- “inter-,” from Latin inter “among” + tenir “to hold” + Latin –ment¬ [noun]
Source : “Online Grapevine” from Computer Shopper
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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