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hurrication

noun; blending and clipping
The post-Hurricane Katrina period during which Tulane students were evacuated from campus and forced to spend the fall semester elsewhere. Obviously, the neologism hurrication is most associated with students who were enrolled at Tulane during Hurricane Katrina in Fall of 2005. Its blending/clipping incorporation of 'evacuation' gives it a connotation of negativity--that no one wanted to leave but was forced to. For this reason, the speaker used hurrication during her conversation with me (which centered on both of our longings to return to Tulane in the spring).
 
I call it my semester-long hurrication.
Etymology : Blending/clipping of hurric(ane) + (evacu)ation
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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