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Old 06-12-2013, 08:22 PM
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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.

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:33 PM
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how about nuclearcentric, nucleocentric, or nuclearphillic, nucleophillic?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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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".
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:29 AM
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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...
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:30 AM
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(Although, I do want to keep in mind that I'd rather not create another word like "vanilla", with all its inherent negative connotations.)
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:32 AM
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NuFZ is cute though... it's kind of like the word muggle?
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:47 AM
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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.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:58 AM
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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"?
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:14 AM
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Let's call them "funnel-funnels". I have a good reason for this, which i refuse to say. You will have to trust me.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:18 AM
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You should never have said you had a reason. Now we all have to know it.
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