A word with its vowels devoured has been devowelled, as in de-vowelled, or vowels removed. Examples: BRNTWD (Brentwood)., TKTS (tickets). Vanity license plates often exhibit devowelling.
Exhibiting vowels in a regular, often alternating, pattern. For example, repeating "a"'s, as in Dramarama, jacaranda, banana, Bananarama, Panama, Alabama.
Premature maturity. Describes a person, product, service or developing industry that gets lots of premature hype before it has truly matured or achieved great results. Example: virtual reality; it got superhot in the media, peaked, then the hype faded, way before it had really developed very far. Now VR is just starting to get interesting.
From noted progressive author/documentarian Norman Solomon's book "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State" (October 2007). Warfare is the new welfare. All's fare in love and war.
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October 6, 2007