Monday, April 17, 2006

Pejorative, Bloggers for The Use Of

While pottering around in my backroom wordsmithery the other day, I came up with a new acronym that might just fill a need: NOOMPTY. It stands for "Not Out of My Pocket, Thank You!" Noompties are those voters with very sensitive hip pocket nerves whose opinions - usually at second or third hand, throught the writings of the opinionistas and politicos - dominate so much of the debate on social and economic policy these days. They are closely related to nimbies, indeed the two conditions are not mutually exclusive.

And while I was planning to work "Noompty" into a future post, it seems a little contrived to go looking for an issue that will give me an excuse to use it. So do feel free to pick it up and use it yourselves.

2 comments:

Brownie said...

Yes!
Perfect example of a NOOMPTY is the letter-writer who objects to Medicare funded Pregnancy Terminations, without realising that very frequently, a failure to terminate will cost 'his pocket' SIXTEEN years of Supporting Mother Benefit - a far greater amount.

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