To spout a cliché, “There’s nothing civil about civil war.”
But there’s nothing productive about saying as much and then not suggesting improved, updated nomenclature.
My submission: “autowar.”
n. a war between citizens of the same country.
It’s more succinct, more pithy—it has enough memetic ring to it to lead it to general adoption.
Outside of an anthropocentric outlook, speciesism is a more serious issue than racism or sexism; it affects immensely more beings. Fixing the former may help fix the latter (a top-down approach), though vice versa may be true—a bottom-up approach is also viable.
I feel I need to revisit Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation at some point.
“Nomenclature confusion” seems a prevalent phenomenon in the web industry. From founding to branding to naming variables, new names for things are always needed, and increase the opportunity for ambiguity*. I call this the “What-do-I-call-this” conundrum.
New names can lead to greater specificity, but this isn’t a given.
turned onto via my friend Danny, check it (—noname— by lee (asano+ryuhei)) for some genre mashing:
upper-casing the first word of a sentence (sentence-casing) leads to semantic ambiguity; its function as aesthetic anchor has no weight in this contest. we need folks to fight the good fight for language evolution; let’s grow this mongrel language, i say!