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lili 06-12-2013 08:22 PM

Biases, and Semantics
 
Hello, all.

I don't know if such a word/phrase exists, but a partner and I were trying to think up a world that indicates a bias a person has toward nuclear families, like a heteronormative worldview, only one that applies to families, and indicates a person assuming that the world is structured in nuclear families and is biased toward these structures, whether in the way they describe or prescribe the world.

What word or phrase could we use (or do you use) to describe such a bias? If we think of one good enough, maybe we could put it in urban dic.

hugs,

graviton 06-12-2013 10:33 PM

how about nuclearcentric, nucleocentric, or nuclearphillic, nucleophillic?

Marcus 06-12-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by lili (Post 209407)
What word or phrase could we use (or do you use) to describe such a bias? If we think of one good enough, maybe we could put it in urban dic.

Why not have some fun with it and call it what you really mean, like "White Pickett Fence Families" or "Cleaver Families". You can even mix it up with acronyms like "NuFZ" (Nuclear Family Zombies) which is pronounced "noofs".

lili 06-13-2013 12:29 AM

graviton, I love those suggestions actually, they seem good for more professional descriptions of a person who is biased. The bias itself might be called nucleophillic bias.

Marcus, I love NuFZ! Omg... I might really have to use that...

lili 06-13-2013 12:30 AM

(Although, I do want to keep in mind that I'd rather not create another word like "vanilla", with all its inherent negative connotations.)

lili 06-13-2013 12:32 AM

NuFZ is cute though... it's kind of like the word muggle?

lili 06-13-2013 12:47 AM

Oh, duh! nuclearphillicist, nuclearphillicism. Or nucleophile.

Apparently nucleophile et al is already in use. I say it's fine to give it two meanings, seeing as it's only other meaning has to do with the nucleus of an atom.

Marcus 06-13-2013 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by lili (Post 209430)
Oh, duh! nuclearphillicist, nuclearphillicism. Or nucleophile.

Apparently nucleophile et al is already in use. I say it's fine to give it two meanings, seeing as it's only other meaning has to do with the nucleus of an atom.

Just out of morbid curiosity... what is it you are doing which would specifically demand that you add another word to the "Urban Dictionary"?

BoringGuy 06-13-2013 01:14 AM

Let's call them "funnel-funnels". I have a good reason for this, which i refuse to say. You will have to trust me.

lili 06-13-2013 01:18 AM

You should never have said you had a reason. Now we all have to know it.


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