Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
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Typo of the Evening (a new word)

Tonight's typo of the evening: "prejucide" for "prejudice", swapping the places of the d and c, and looking English enough to pass the eye, but not the spell-checker's canny little dictionary.

Really, though, it's an apropos word that should go into the language. "Pre", something existing beforehand, "ju", a shortening of the Latin "jus", right or law, and root of words like justice, judgment, and "-cide", a killing. A killing because of a pre-existing judgment, or a killing based on a prejudice.

I think it's a good word to replace "hate crimes", in cases where the crime is a killing or attempted killing.
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