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Recentitude

adjective; analogy
The state or characteristic of being recent. ‘Recentitude’ takes its meaning from the addition of the first portion of the word, ‘recent,’ and the morpheme ‘-ude.’ The latter designates a noun, as in words such as ‘attitude’ and ‘magnitude,’ and the former means having occurred not long ago. The use of ‘-ude’ is analogous to the structure of similar nouns that also have an adjective form. As stated above, The Daily Show is a comedy show that airs on the network Comedy Central. The writers of this show are not concerned with the conventions that normally apply to a news program, such as a solemn and professional conveyance of the happenings of the country and world. Instead, they present the day’s stories with a funny and cynical attitude. The use of neologisms such as ‘recentitude’ serves two purposes. First, it attracts a younger viewing audience, for the youth generation is normally associated with the use of neologisms. Second, it also makes a side reference or pun about the president, George W. Bush, who has a reputation for making a few neologisms himself.
 
This news' recentitude makes it more important than news that happened before it.
Etymology : Recentitude is formed by taking the adjective recent and applying the morpheme -ude to it. This changes the root word to a noun, but keeps a similar meaning to the word.
Source : The Daily Show
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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