Languages have special ways of churning out new words as needed. Sometimes, the artificiality of these words can be recognized by a common suffix. For instance, many nouns that we borrowed from French over the centuries still bear their common -age ending.
In the 50's, a whole sub-dialect of contrived English was discovered, and mocked. This was the argot called ad-speak or Madison-Avenue-ese. One feature of ad-speak was regularly singled out for the ugly-sounding words that resulted: the creation of verbs and nouns by appending an -ize or -ization. No matter how bizarre or cacophonous the result, the practice continued, and soon was carried over into the body of American English.
It's only fair to point out that this method of producing new words, perhaps most associated with the American form of English, has been practiced, mocked and apologized for over hundreds of years. William Safire quotes a letter from Benjamin Franklin to David Hume, in 1760, in which he apologizes for the use of the words pejorate, colonize and unshakeable, repenting that these are bad or low coinages!
And in another article, Safire blames the 16th century poet Thomas Nashe for inventing the suffix -ize as a means of easily generating new and longer words. Safire turns to the current popularity of operationalize in place of carry out or implement, and then remarks that
"My job is to hoot at this Nashe-ization for a few years, supported by the dwindling legion of those determined to stay the course, and then to cut and run with the usage antelopes."
If it weren't already used for another meaning, we'd have writers authorizing their books!
Herewith, a short list of some of the more shocking, disconcerting, or regrettable words formed with IZE or IZER or IZATION:
"All art is entertainment. Whenever we academicize it, we lose track of that notion."
"For Conan, I'm in favor of a performer who is an actor first, instead of some other profession like wrestler, football player, or...Crom forbid...a bodybuilder. I'd rather they bulk up an actor instead of trying to actorize (Thespianize?) a bulky guy."
"I adrenalized with joy to see this beautiful predatory creature that Yeats had seen..."EL Doctorow, City of God, page 103, who should know better!
"I eventually realized it was mainly his money and good looks that had agnosticized him; he didn't have to fight for anything, didn't have to ask hard questions."(Here a fictional Richard Nixon is pondering a fictional John Kennedy).
"His drive to alchemize their ugly pointlessness into deathless prose might better be described as a Faustian bargain."The New York Times, 27 September 2005.
"GRAMERCY AT CENTURY CITY-24/365 hyper-amenitized high-rise in the Philippines boasting of features and luxuries never before attempted anywhere else in the World."
"Destiny RV Resorts Launches the Nation's First Fully Amenitized RV Resort Collection"
"FOR SALE: Fully furnished highly amenitized resort condominium with view of Lake Delavan."
"The greatest and most noble army of volunteer patriots the world has ever seen [will] become the political engine of some traitor tyrant, who, from a mass of anarchised material will ultimately subject an exhausted and willing population to arbitrary domination!"Josiah Harlan, quoted by Ben Macintyre in "The Man Who Would Be King"
"Sunland-Tujunga was the first Los Angeles community to have an anti-mansionization ordinance, but LaBonge's motion calls for citywide controls."
Aristocratizing the community: Roger Fenton and British photography in the 1850sTitle of doctoral thesis by John Welch, at Princeton, 2004.
"You have to understand, they suck the life out of the set once you're ready to shoot. Okay, quiet now! Quiet! Quiet! Suddenly, they've artificialized the ambience, and this feeling of natural behavior is out."Dustin Hoffman, interviewed in Esquire, November 2007.
Bad movie, but so much fun to take to the zoo with us when we go there. Yeah, I'm insane. Asylumize me!
"Because of the activation of the Church in Poland our activities designed to atheize the youth not only cannot diminish but must intensely develop."
There ws a special word of sorts for Athenian expansionism in the Greek language, attikizo, "to Atticize", or to become like or join the Athenians.Victor Davis Hanson, "A War Like No Other".
You impersonated, or Attitudinized, as those who pillory you are wont to say, you sang, with another's cry or gaiety in your mouth.Susan Sontag, "The Volcano Lover".
He did that, audibilizing the eyebrow thing with "I can't believe it."Elmore Leonard, Pagan Babies, page 153.
Using a unique blend of stand-up comedy and stress management advice, Loretta LaRoche cautions us not to catastrophize and awfulize, especially when conditions are not all that extreme anyway.
We need to de-awfulize stuttering.
With six films on the way, newly bachelorized Jude Law is a one man British invasion.Cover text for Vanity Fair, October 2004.
Put in some stress coat for now until we know, to protect the fish. Leave the tank alone, but with goldfish, they will bacterize the tank faster than other tropicals.
How many English teachers winced at ads for Thomas's Square Bagelbread which carries a headline that urges parents fixing meals for their family members to Bagelize their sandwich.The New York Times, 29 May 2007.
Byrd/Locke 9 - Moorman/Westmoreland 0: Smallwood and Stone teamed to bagelize CCV's Ear Moorman and long-time sidekick Doug Westmoreland.
Roger [Federer], congratulations on another fine tournament. How about next tournament, you avoid the tiebreakers and just bagelize all your opponents!
Hers seems to me sometimes such a banalized conception of self and experience, and yet, all the same, enthralling and full of fascination.
And so, in a truly French moment, the Paris city government has begun to push back, proclaiming a crisis of confidence and promising a plan aimed at stopping the banalization of the Champs-Elysees.
Will people come to see themselves as biological automatons bereft of compassion and morality? Will genetics biologize human relationships?Earnest sentiment by the yard, The Smithsonian Magazine, October 2006.
Add the text, flatten, borderize it and bam, here you have it.
Those of Emerson's biographers who mention Woodbury's book have glanced at it as a poor attempt to Boswellize Emerson.
They are the first wave of what could be Philadelphia's Brooklynization.The New York Times, 14 August 2005.
Google has done a terrific job using AJAX to browserize e-mail.
You could webface, or otherwise browserize, your applications and then the links would work quite well.
In World War II, Bulgarian occupation troops in Macedonia worked alongside the Nazis. Enforced Bulgarization of the population merely repeated the savagery practiced by the Serb and Greek occupation troops in 1913.Robert Kaplan, "Balkan Ghosts".
While working as a market researcher, my boss once told me to "take the executive summary and bulletize it," offhandedly inventing the word bulletize to describe the act of paring paragraphs down to phrases preceded by bullets.
"It [PowerPoint]'s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control," General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. "Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable."The New York Times, 26 April 2010.
When the Feds bumpkinized him, they completely wiped out his old identity.Futurama, episode 614, 'The Silence of the Clamps'.
They were concrete pillboxes big enough for a man and his gun, an indestructible reminder of the impoverished country's insular mindset. Almost every visible piece of open landscape was bunkerized.Siobhan Darrow, "Flirting with Danger".
In Burma it is the ethnic Burmese who are moe equal than others, and the Burmese government practises a policy of Burmanization in ethnic areas.Emma Larkin, "Finding George Orwell in Burma".
Goal: To ensure and enhance fellowship opportunities in church life, and to develop, implement, and calendarize a variety of family-style activities (i.e. Dinner Eights, life stage connection opportunities, etc.).
There is a term in accounting that means to divide some fiscal activity into equal units of time, usually months, within a year. The term is "to calendarize." One can calendarize payments. Some blog authors calendarize their writing either by not publishing more than one entry a day or not skipping a day in a chain of publication.
As it stands right now, the bar has taken a turn towards the non-smoking direction, allowing us to cancerize in the downstairs level only.
They would like to avoid the Cancunization of their country's beaches and forests.Bob Cullen, Smithsonian Magazine, March 2004.
There is a lot more I can say about it, but I wanted to capturize the feeling of the last couple of years in my little country.
This is on the same lines as Amrinder's plan to casinoize Punjab on the lines of Las Vegas. Thankfully, Mrs Sonia Gandhi made him withdraw this plan .
The use of a comma after the name or title immediately casualizex the greeting, whereas the colon conveys a more conservative, powerful image.The New York Times Magazine, 22 October 2006.
In corporate America, that was the suit. Then came the casualization of the workplace.Lou Amendola, a senior vice president of Brooks Brothers, quoted in an interview in the Delta Airlines August 2003 in-flight magazine.
People tend either to exaggerate or catastrophize this matter.Overheard on a BBC interview, and apparently used in a sense in which "exaggerate" means to over-praise, so that "catastrophize" may be presumed to have been meant to mean "denigrate".
Allen Rucker, a baby boomer with a career as a self-described Hollywood hack, as always "an inveterate catastrophizer", he writes in this slender memoir, anxious of having to repeat high school, of financial ruin, and of one of his sons becoming a terrorist.New York Times Book Review, 21 January 2007.
There was an unwitting and out-of-control conspiracy to cattle-ize buffalo, to override natural selection with human wisdom.Dan O'Brien, 'Buffalo for the Broken Heart'.
(There's rumors Pluto Noak's smoked cannabis but obviously it wasn't the type that cauliflowerizes your brain and makes you jump off roofs onto railings.)David Mitchell, Black Swan Green.
Syllable multiplication usually occurs also in the euphemisms by which the middle class softens hard facts or cheerfulizes actuality.Paul Fussell, "Class".
A major trend becoming evident this week, as the broadcasters present their 2006-7 schedule to agencies and advertisers, is the "cinema-zation" of prime time network programs.The New York Times, 17 May 2006.
Dixieland did not in fact die; though like most jazz it became, at least outside New Orleans, classicalised: played in concert halls rather than bars and clubs, to older (and whiter) audiences.The Economist, 30 June 2007.
If you want to, you can go over it and edit it, and cleverize it yourself .
Turner is a visionary who wackily rages against being 'clitorized' by Time Warner.From a review of Scott Collins's book "Crazy Like a Fox".
Cobblerize: to take a perfectly healthy and delicious fruit and add great amounts of fat and sugar.Esquire, April 2010.
It is also why the pigs themselves have turned out in such spectacular numbers to acquaint themselves in greater detail with the doctrines of the Frankfurt School before politely inviting Sasha to step into a gruene Minna, which is what Germans call a Black Maria, and ride with them to the nearest police station, where he will be requested with due respect for his constitutional rights under the Basic Law to make a voluntary statement listing names and addresses of his comrades and their plans to cause mayhem and rapine in the highly inflammable half-city of West Berlin, and generally return the world to where it was before it succumbed to the multiple diseases of fasciscm, capitalism, militarism, consumerism, Nazism, Coca-Colonization, imperialism and pseudo-democracy.John Le Carre, "Absolute Friends".
A policy of Colombianization ensued, supported by Franciscan monks, sent there to convert the Raizals and enforce the use of Spanish.The New York Times, 01 February 2008.
There will be no rubber-stamp legislature, and neither any substantial foreign ally we can count on to coalitionize our misdeeds nor conveniently evil enemy to absorb them.
He was prone to Coleridgizing, as Charles Lamb liked to say, dominating all conversation with his fascinating, self-referential, transcendental monologues.Susan Tyler Hitchcock, 'Mad Mary Lamb'.
Someone get him over here to my house and I'll tell him my life story so he can comic bookize it and make millions of dollars.
"When I want something done, I want it done now," Mullins continued. "None of this filibustering and committeeizing. When I say, 'Get that pile of feathers outta here,' it'd better be gone the next time I walk around that outbuilding."
With low-cost servers tucked under its conveyor belt, Dell's out to commoditize the enterprise.A blurb in "Infoworld", 29 September 2003.
Lifted up suddenly out of a subway tunnel on one of the bridges... the metropolitan transit passengers wince at the splendor of the sudden view, of the hotels and emporia of glass and anodized metal which glitter at the city's commercial center, ... of the recently condominiumized warehouses and deserted churches...John Updike, "Roger's Version".
They love it when you condomize them with your mouth.
The Governor also hailed World Vision's 'ABc' (Abstinence, Be faithful and condomize as a last resort) approach.
"Otherwise you'd be saying 'All human beings in the world should condomize' and there's no births."South African President Jacob Zuma, quoted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, The New Yorker, 05 July 2010.
CONSERVATIZE ME:Title of a book by John Moe.
How I Tried to Become a Righty with the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith, and Beef Jerky
Of particular interest, in our view, is the continualization method by which the authors transform a given microstructural model into a continuous one with constitutive parameters explicitly expressed in terms of the characteristics of the original discrete model.
The peak of Augie's conventionalization took, in terms of outward symbols, the form of his joining us all for a church supper one evening.Peter de Vries, "The Tunnel of Love", 1954.
I need to have (if it is possible) the guitar tabs of Hungry Mother, from the Further album, to coverize it.
Though the slave plantations that spawned most creoles are, fortunately, a thing of the remote past, one episode of creolization occurred recently enought for us to study its principle players.Steven Pinker, "The Language Instinct".
Mike is taking over Tisha`s office space and she`s moving into the conference room which they are going to cubiclize.
Failure to culturize results from inadequate recognition of the cultural patterns, cognitions, and values of the people for whom a vision is designed to serve.
Last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the bestower of Oscar gold, took a calculated risk - some would say a cynicalized risk - by announcing that there would be 10 best picture nominees instead of the usual 5.The New York Times, 04 February 2010.
The Levee was a bit jumpy what with the McCann trial and a new police chief eager to decentize the city, as he put it, but Hinky Dink made the necessary assurances. been properly covered.Karen Abbot, "Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul".
If you feel you can do a demo, but don't have a good bug to demoize, we know of quite a few bugs that haven't yet been properly covered.
Deseasonalizing the data, also called "seasonal adjustment", is the process of removing recurrent and periodic variations over a short time frame, e.g., weeks, quarters, months.
SUPERMODEL, "DESPOTIZED", SEEKS COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ASSAULT CASE
"That's why it's so upsetting that someone who has devoted so much time to charity is being despotized," Mr Breitbart said.The New York Times, 16 November 2006.
The problem was that she had given me the wrong password initially. Not that you need to know this, but I'm just saying: she just spent half an hour detectivizing the problem for me.Rex Parker Does the NY Times Crossword Puzzle, 30 October 2010.
As one of the ladies at Bath observed, "Lady Eliz. Foster is here all in a tender wee waw high ho! sort of mood with coquettish weeds and demi caractere grief, agreeable and pleasant enough I think when she forgets to Devonsherise her mouth."Amanda Foreman, "Georgianna: Duchess of Devonshire".
What do you use to diarize? I really need to spruce up my bring forward system and not sure what to use.One hesitates to look under the rock labeled bring forward system!
I pretty much never see you and that equals pure sadness. so you & me & the kids should dinnerize sometime soon.
I now make it for my children and is a nice way to dinnerize hotdogs while also getting your kids to eat some good veggies in the meantime.
At Amigos you can also dinnerize an entree which means you can get the entree along with beans and rice at a bit higher price.
The target has been disincentivized.From Episode 6 of the BBC series "MI-5" (originally titled "Spooks").
If you think Shrek wreaked havoc on the Disneyized version of classic fairy tales, wait til you see "American McGee's Grimm".USA Today, 22 February 2008.
The United States did something similar in 1933, when it depreciated the dollar by 69 percent and abandoned the gold standard. A similar drachma-tization of euro debts would be necessary and unavoidable.Slate, 18 May 2012.
It was while attempting to dualize the concept of projectors that Fitting classes and Fischer subgroups emerged.
When it comes to architectural style, "as long as it's authentic, I like it." So she ebonized the stodgy parquet floors and swapped out the brass hardware for chrome.USA Today, 22 February 2008.
"Me and another member of the case who will remain nameless, just running around, drinking and Ecstasizing, smoking like a chimney."
"The Clearinghouse is to contribute to and effectivize knowledge on children, young people and media violence, seen in the perspective of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."
Sometimes the infoprints get quite large and long, it would be nice to print the most important info and then ellipsize rest if it does not fit well.
I immediately thought of what seemed to me the ideal song to use as the ground for this bit of playfulness: Paul Simon's "A Simple Desultory Philippic". It's already a celebration of genericization, since it genericizes or eponymizes a lot of people's names. You remember: I've been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored...Michael Swaine, Dr Dobb's Journal, November 2006.
How one chooses to epsilonize a given formula, and in particular the order in which variables are replaced with epsilon-functions, may affect what the functions themselves are as well as their arity.Becker Smith, The Hilbert Epsilon-Operator and its Significance for Metamathematics, PhD Thesis, University of Colorado, 2005. By the way, "arity" is not a mistake.
We really need to eventize the hell out of this new release.
"in the public mind, opening weekends have been eventized," said Thomas Tull, the chairman of Legendary Pictures and an executive producer of "The Dark Knight."The New York Times, 09 July 2008.
Jamaican Company Hopes to Americanize, Fast-Foodize Native Cuisine.The Miami Herald, 30 May 2002.
The teacher was already reading Crabtree's story aloud, which was his favored way of having us "experience" a story, and it didn't take me long to recognize that I was hearing, not a garbled and badly Faulknerized rehash of an obscure gothic horror story by an unknown writer, but the original "Sister of Darkness", the clear, lean, unexcitable prose of August Van Zorn himself.Michael Chabon, "The Wonder Boys"
When the doctors asked why they couldn't help the critically ill people lying there unattended, Mr Criswell recalled, the FEMA people kept saying, "You're not federalized."
"In a nutshell, Ferberization entails putting your baby in her crib, kissing her goodnight and walking out of the room. She'll cry, of course. After five minutes, you walk in and reassure her, then walk out again. This time you wait ten minutes. You repeat this, adding five minutes between return visits. It sounds cruel."
The Fiat-Ization of the American Male.Salon Magazine, 11 June 2009.
Well, may I suggest that while, ultimately, on some unconscious level, that COULD all be true, it could JUST AS EASILY be true that the symbol of the Enneagram is ultimately, merely FUNCTIONAL! For this "Felix", it is not some supernatural icon that I worship blindly; it's JUST a handy illustration of the truth (as I see it)--like the "love triangle", a visual used to figurize a romantic state of being. visits. It sounds cruel."
"If you have a yen for a pedestrian filmization of a three-character play that comes across like a watered-down combination of Sam Shepard and David Mamet, check out Richard Linklater's 'Tape'."
Catastrophe bonds do something even odder: they financialize storms.The New York Times Sunday Magazine, 26 August 2007.
"Next I would fingerize it. By that I mean press finger on top of solder pads, without bending the board, repeating throughout the board. Sometimes that will localize a problem."
"Dinner table conversation came to a halt once the meal was served, as all were advocates of Horace's program and were wont to Fletcherize."
"When I get on these surfing kicks and download a lot of stuff to my desktop for later folderization, I notice that after I have several hundred things, page loading slows way down even if I clear the cache frequently."
Germans believe in a modified kind of Fordization called "rationalization." A rationalizer gives his men better tools and machinery, drives them harder, but does not pay higher wages unless forced to do so.Time Magazine, 07 April 1930.
"When set in an global context, the development of a vision requires two important skills: the abilities to culturize and to futurize."
Futurizing Business Educationan article by Paul Bracken in "The Futurist Magazine", July-August 2008.
Gadgetization has even invaded the airline-mag category of "executive" self-improvement and motivational tools. In the ad for Successories, "your complete source for workplace motivation, inspiration and recognition," the magazine features the "Power of Attitude Pen Holder."
"These gallonizers have done a great deal of mischief by bringing their trash before the public and calling it wine."Quoted by Paul Collins in "Banvard's Folly".
"The total 'gawkerization' of Hollywood, entertaining as it may be to the public (and journalists), blots out much of the reality underlying the movie business."
Why Do We Need to Genderize?. Women's Literature in High School.
The name is parsed first. Then the given name is genderized.
Why do people genderize relationship issues?
How do you genderize a cat? A really fluffy, long-haired cat.
"What we're seeing is the genderization of the category," said Kevin George, a general manager at Unilever, whose brands include Degree and Axe.The New York Times, 17 August 2009.
"I started out trying to genericize without gimplification, but it turned out to be rather complicated, largely because you still sometimes need to generate temps. You could just add them directly to the outermost BIND_EXPR, but that doesn't work if we haven't already genericized. So I'm punting for now."
It was not possible to wheel the trolley into the honeymoon suite for the proper silver service on account of a two-step difference in level between it and the corridor, a consequence of poor planning when the Elizabethan farmhouse was Georgianized in the mid-eighteenth century.Ian McEwan, "On Chesil Beach".
"In certain precincts of the Jewish community, a person who insists that the sky is falling, despite ample evidence to the contrary, is said to gevaltize - a neologism derived from the famous Yiddish cry of shock or alarm."The New York Times Sunday Magazine, 14 January 2007.
"One wonders, reading them, whether their troubled men have been created as a form of homage to writers like Roth, Updike, and Bellow, or whether they betray a certain anxiety of seriousness: that up-and-coming and even established female authors, fearful of their work being ghettoized, place male characters at the center of their works."The New York Times Book Review, 20 May 2007.
"Another agent sent a colleague an e-mail message saying he had seen reports that a general from Guantanamo had gone to Abu Ghraib to 'Gitmo-ize' it."The New York Times, 06 January 2005.
"Bruce Kobrin runs the site Touch of Glamour, with his wife, Natalya, an artist who trained in painting natural scenes on porcelain in St Petersburg. They specialize in glamorization, a process that includes standard effects like cleaning up the skin or trimming a few inches from the waist, as well as less obvious effects like reshaping parts of the face. They will enlarge lips, straighten teeth, rebuild eyelashes, whiten eyes and fix the shape of eyebrows."The New York Times, 26 April 2007.
..."glocalization", the official respect for (or colonization of) local cultural ecologies that is one of the contemporary features of international business.The New Yorker, 26 December 2005/02 January 2006:
The Googlization of Everything: Life in an Algorithmic AgeA lecture given at Virginia Tech, 1 February 2008, by Siva Vaidhyanathan.
"The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry)"a book by Siva Vaidhyanathan, published in March 2011.
"In this case, a 'content word' (one that means something) has become a 'function word' (one that has a grammatical function but little actual meaning). Academics call the process grammaticalization. It's one of the ways language changes."Patricia O'Conner, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, 15 July 2007.
How "enemy creep" is Guantanamo-izing the U.S.A headline in Salon online magazine, 29 March 2011.
Haitianization is what Dominicans call the negative influence that poor Haitians bring to their side of the island.The New York Times, ? September 2007.
"Look, Al, you and I had a going concern. We could take almost anything that happened and turn it into a personal adventure, like comic book heroes. Birdboy and Superboy playing at life. We just Halliburtonized our way through everything."William Wharton, "Birdy".
He belonged to the majority. Later, it was his Hamletizing friends who turned out to have been in the majority.Andrez Szczypiorski, "The Beautiful Mrs Seidenman"
I started scooping [ice cream] at Big Olaf in 1985. Sag Harbor, on the East End of Long Island, was still early in its Hamptonization.The New York Times Magazine, 17 July 2006.
"We don't have an Inner Mongolia problem. Most of the Inner Mongolian population has been Han-ized."The New York Times, 26 November 2004.
Gretchen is the foxy killer who Hannibal Lecterizes her way through a derivative, sadistic book that somehow aspires to the debonair.The New York Times, 03 September 2007.
Prepare for the hamsterization of South Tryon Street. In case you were optimistic that the sidewalks at the southern end of uptown might finally start to blossom with pedestrians and the attractions that sprout where pedestrian traffic is high, instead we get - hamster tunnels.
She never bought more than two at a time, and would have preferred to buy one by one, so as to have additional occasions for Harrodizing, only pillow-slips were as inevitably paired as kippers.Margery Sharp, in "The Sun in Scorpio".
When Charles Hamilton Houston takes over the deanship in 1929 at Howard, he tries to Harvard-ize it.
"Garnett breaks things into simple sentences, she Hemingwayizes Dostoevsky, if you see what I mean."The New Yorker, 07 November 2005.
I am making an English garden on the grounds of the palace at Caserta, said the Cavaliere, ever eager to herborize, as soon as the poet had finished.Susan Sontag, "The Volcano Lover".
"The reign of these non-writers makes our newspapers read like the food in The New York Times cafeteria tastes. It was as if, in football, only bad players were allowed to become coaches. Indifference to language thus becomes hierarchized."Nora Sayre, "On the Wing".
It [Islam] is but one element of Bangladesh's rich, heavily Hindu-ized cultural stew.Robert Kaplan, The Atlantic, January/February 2008.
Now, every city hoping to attract tourists goes shopping for the most famous, most up-to-date architect, who gets carte blanche to do whatever he or she wants. It is the Hollywoodization of architecture.(...with extra points for the redundant repetition of "carte blanche".) An article in the online magazine SLATE discusses the Sundance Film Festival:
Prompted perhaps by Peter Biskind's gossipy history of indie film, which focuses on Sundance and Miramax, many commentators noted the Hollywoodization of the festival.A review of the movie "Impossible" in Slate Magazine, 20 December 2012:
But the worst Hollywood-ization of the story was that it was about tall, skinny, white people.
When we continually horribilize, awfulize, etc. about small or big situations it will eventually lead one to be dysfunctionally depressed.
Prole drift is another term for what [Paul] Blumberg calls the Howard Johnsonization of America.Paul Fussell, "Class".
It would be cool to be able to iconize pictures of friends (for free or a modest price) and send it to them. Anyone know of other graphic conversion programs?
When the user clicks on an iconized (minimized) form in the taskbar, Windows sends that form a WM_QUERYOPEN message, and inspects the value returned.
Don't let THEM immanentize the Eschaton.
We also believe that tax rules can play a positive role in incentivizing investors.Of course, this must be a word now that disincentivized has shown up!
Robert Mugabe called for the indigenization of the economy.
Having had his way with the American male, Kinsey now insectivizes the American female.
The China lessons suggest that when MNCs seek to dominate in a market that contributes 10% or more to its global sales, profit or assets, they need to move beyond local responsiveness toward strategic insiderization, characterized by the aforementioned value chain localization, adaptive diversification and local competence building.
His set of observations on the interdigitization of law, technology, and culture disrupted a pattern of laying the onus of responsibility on technology.
Finally, as a strategic matter, the discussion of interdigitization among SUNY institutions should arise from negotiations with SUNY Central and not be offered unilaterally.
The Apple spin, however, involves the iPodization of the flash player.The New York Times, 13 January 2005;
Devotion to just one music form, like punk music, was increasingly a thing of the past. "It's the iPodization of culture," Ms Stellin said.The New York Times, 17 July 2005.
With Iraqization comes the implied promise of U.S. troop withdrawal that never quite happens but calms discontent back home.
If such Jews could ironize and repudiate their heritage, why should the outsiders not do so?George Steiner, "My Unwritten Books"
Northerners keep trying to issueize culture, but it just doesn't work.
The younger generation have been Japanized.
I have Johnsonised the land; and I trust they will not only talk, but think, Johnson.James Boswell, happily remarking on the sales of his "Life of Samuel Johnson".
For example kittenizing SHARE turned out to be very pointless waste of RAM and disk space (hardly any messages anyway). I would suggest to kittenize tools which are interactive and which are used more than once per boot only.
- suddenly he's Abe Lincoln and Chaim Weizmann in one! Could this be what he wanted, this kosherization, this stenchlessness?Philip Roth, "The Counterlife", page 219.
The Kurds are trying to Kurdicize Kirkuk.
The Lebanon-ization of Iraq continues, with a few interruptions.The New York Times, 22 August 2004.
Want to levelize payments on your energy bills?
The problem that I faced, then, was that I wanted to start writing essays, but didn't know enough about the dependencies to levelize the essays
Thirdly, that they [fingerprints] admit of being so classified or lexiconised, that when a set of them is submitted to an expert, it would be possible for him to tell, by reference to a suitable dictionary, or its equivalent, whether a similar set had already been registered.Francis Galton, quoted by Martin Brooke in "Extreme Measures".
"Kevin Hill", a show that literalizes the problem faced by ambitious New Yorkers who have migrated from out of town.The New York Times, 29 September 2004.
"Untitled" is not a literalization of what is, in fact, a very old metaphor, that selling art is prostitution.Andrea Fraser, modern artist whose latest work allowed a patron to be videotaped having sex with her for an hour, for $20,000.
Literalized in the movie, the material is closer to a high-toned ghost story.The New Yorker, 04 January 2010.
"You're in hot water! You're lobsterizing!"Capitol Hill intern Chad, in "In the Loop".
Other Meier critics have lamented the Los Angelization of Rome.Smithsonian magazine, October 2005.
An hour later, as the full moon was rising, the Cavaliere arrived in a village on a lower slope which lay half silted up under black scoriae and dust, shriveled with heat. The moon rose higher. The dark, dented, scaly village turned pale - lunarized.Susan Sontag, "The Volcano Lover".
But whilst any Protestant can Lutheranize in this way now, not many would attempt to Bunyanize in the following manner:-...From Robert Philip's introduction to John Bunyan's "The Greatness of the Soul", 1846.
Call it the LVMH-ization of cooking. Truffles have become a luxury brand, one that connotes a way of life as much as a style of cooking.The New York Times, 16 May 2007.
In C, the mere problem of squaring is hard enough. You will sometimes see us macro-ize the operation asPreiss, Teukolsky, Vetterling, Flannery, "Numerical Recipes in C".
#define SQR(a) ((a)*(a))
But protests now seem remote as company officials prepare, in their words, to Macyize 400 stores on September 9.The New York Times, 26 August 2006.
Should houses be built three stories high, so water can rush through a ground floor devoted to storage and garage space? It could result in mansionizing everything in the area.The New York Times, 17 October 2005.
James Wilson's name is not usually mentioned in the same breath with some of the more marbleized of the Constitution's Framers.Kenneth Davis, "America's Hidden HIstory".
It speaks to the marketization of North Korea, especially since economic reforms were implemented in 2002.The New York Times, 19 October 2006.
There is now a strong push to marketize sports like basketball in China.
DrStein99 uses cutting edge technology to record, edit and masterize the art of real life performances, into a recorded down and edited work.
We Gap victims, on the other hand, fast-forwarded to an entirely McNuggetized world of dweeb-free, standardized consumable units.Douglas Coupland, "Microserfs".
Consider that such funds will be taken away from somewhere else, as in the saying "You take away from Peter to give to Paul". That somewhere else will be less mediatized.Nassim Taleb, "The Black Swan".
Rule 1 of rehab, as you may recall, is to take "full responsibility" so you can make excuses without explicitly doing so...Rules 4, 5, and 7 are to call yourself an alcoholic (since it sounds better than pervert, bigot, or felon), duck into rehab, and medicalize your sins.From an article in Slate magazine on Congressman Mark Foley.
Because it can't afford better, Berkeley (like Harvard, like hundreds of other libraries) is paying OCLC not to improve but to denature and often to mediocritize its records of old and out-of-print material.Nicholson Baker, "Essays and Other Lumber".
A simple algorithm called HashLife, invented by William Gosper, combines quadtrees and memoization to yield astronomical speedup to the Game of Life.Dr Dobbs Journal, April 2006.
Reverend Wesley's phrase about overdressed style-wigs "Like Hairy Meteors glimm'ring through a Cloud" may supply a hint as to what Pope is doing: he's snipping Garth's locks in The Rape of the Lock, but because he is writing a better poem than The Dispensary, Pope's appropriations will immortalize and meteorize the wiggy victim (Garth) who would otherwise be forgotten.Nicholson Baker, "Essays and Other Lumber".
"...The loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce." Which is, yes, twenty-one grams. Hollywood metricized its reference to the event for the simple reason that 21 Grams sounds better. Who's going to go see a movie called Point Seven Five Ounces?Mary Roach, "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife"
The last four national elections had all turned on the use, or threat, of military force; American politics seemed permanently Mexicanized.Barry Werth, "Banquet at Delmonico's"
Millionize your lashes for a Mega, Maxed-out look!Advertisement for "Voluminous Million Lashes" cosmetic.
John Pendlebury, describing Crete as a world power, wrote of the extension of her empire to the North, over the Mainland and islands, and of the Minoanization of the Mainland.Dilys Powell, 'The Villa Ariadne'.
Eastern Apaches in what is now Texas were even missionized briefly in the eighteenth century.
From the mathematical point of view, one can modelize this distribution by supposing that it is a periodic one.From "An Introduction to Homogenization", by Doina Cioranescu and Patrizio Donato, ...but surely model would be superior and more fluent.
"A coke-snorting, modelizing, nightclubbing bad boy..."The New York Times Sunday Magazine, 05 February 2006.
The happy hand-modelizing prankster with a heart of gold had morphed into a Blackberry-wielding deal maker."Fast Company", February 2008, in an article about Mike Rowe, who apparently spent some time socializing with hand models, people hired to hold or display merchandise, whose hands were neat and attractive.
Heather Mills is now undergoing what is known as the monsterization process.
The company that purchased the script then put it through the monsterization process and that is where it has remained for the past six years.
Again, when Tertullian, together with such as were his followers, began to Montanize, and, pretending to perfect the severity of Christian discipline, brought in sundry unaccustomed days of fasting, continued their fasts a great deal longer, and made them more rigorous than the use of the church had been; the minds of men being somewhat moved at so great and sudden novelty, the cause was presently inquired into.Richard Hooker, "Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity".
It has even been argued that many of the practices that the Bible enjoins upon men are precisely intended to motherize men: to limit or dissolve their mastery and their activism lest it swallow up and destroy the world. For example, it may be that the biblical command that fathers circumcise their boy children was intended to motherize both the father and son.
Presley sang every imaginable kind of music, from gospel and rock 'n' roll to blues and novelty tunes. This is not an attempt to musical theaterize Elvis, but to capture his adventurous musical spirit.
The best reading he ever attended for a musical, for instance, was for 'The Goodbye Girl', which he produced on Broadway in 1993 and which flopped. "We had not musical-ized the story," he recalled. "It didn't have transition. It didn't have dancing."The New York Times, 27 May 2007.
Several chapters make strikingly clear how the children of indigenous peoples have to cope with state policies that tend to museumize the culture of their parents.
This drippy version of his [John Lennon's] life, written and directed with equal clunkiness by Don Scardino and featuring a Muzak-alized assortment of Lennon's non-"Beatles" songs, suggests that he was just a little lost boy looking for love in all the wrong places until he found Ms Ono and discovered his inner adult.The New York Times, 15 August 2005.
Given the importance of "Napsterization" to copyright today, it is hard not to feel cheated by this tease of a conclusion.Adam Cohen, reviewing a book by Lawrence Lessig.
Life before the narrative takes over is life. They try to fill with their words the enormous chasm between the act itself and the narrativizing of it. And you listen and rush to write it down and ruin it with your rotten fictionalizing.Philip Roth, "Deception".
Youth are more naturalized to network technologyI want to respond, quoting the Princess Bride, that "I do not think that word means what you think it means!"
Facing the issues of collective act, human beings tend to stabilize or non-decisionize them, especially when this issue is the presumption and foundation of other issues..
I've been Nuggetized!The slogan on boxes of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.
Only with tissue harvesting, which often includes leg and arm bones, does the body take on a slightly altered profile, and in this case, PVC piping or dowels are inserted to normalize the form and make life easier for mortuary staff and others who need to move the otherwise somewhat noodle-ized body.Mary Roach, in "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers."
They don't just obituarize the outstanding citizens of the United Kingdom and the big world figures.Marilyn Johnson, in "The Dead Beat."
"That's a good goal," said Senator Hillary Clinton recently about the Bush doctrine to rid the world of tyranny, "now how do you operationalize that in a sensible way?"
"I don't even recognize the British anymore, wailing in the streets like that," my mother said. She called it the Oprah-ization of the entire world.Siobhan Darrow, "Flirting with Danger".
Mind you, some things really are different in our Oprah-tized, confessional, post-feminist cultural landscape.Andrew O'Hehir, Salon Magazine, 11 November 2010.
None of this was true, but it had the desired effect. First, as the post-colonial theorists would say, it "otherized" the Muslims.Joan Acocella, reviewing two books on the Crusades in The New Yorker, 13 December 2004.
Anyhow, I am not set on Ararat, which is a disagreeable mountain, and will be infested with Seventh Day Adventists waiting for the Coming. For all we know, they will be holding services too. Armenia - perhaps the whole of Anatolia - is over-missionised, and I shall say so in my report.Rose Macaulay, "The Towers of Trebizond"
Still, Latin Americanists will welcome this addition to the scholarly literature on Colombia, and will forgive its author's tendency to over-paradigmize elements of an exceedingly complex national history.
"Oysters for everyone!" he boomed expansively. "I promise to oysterize all of South London."The New York Times, 01 April 2008.
The image gallery software is written and functional. I need to finish writing the interface documentation and packagize it though.
Never in the annals of business have so many great enterprises raced their wheels so violently in the cause of a vision: video beamed over telephone wires; telephone calls digitized and packetized over television cable; data and interactivity everywhere.James Gleick, "What Just Happened".
THE END OF PAX AMERICANA?Slate.com, 14 February 2008
We're seeing the Palestinianization of Sinai, and the Lebanonization of Egypt.
...the revival of that war in the late nineties has, until now, resulted only in - as Russians say - the 'Palestinization' of Chechnya.David Remnick, The New Yorker.
While Arafat favors the palestinization of guerilla operations - meaning Palestinian fedayeen conducting armed raids inside Israel and Israeli-occupied territories only - Dr Habash supports international attacks, often in collaboration with other terrorist groups.George Jonas, "Vengeance".
You should coordinate with us the time you palletize so that we have a commitment for a pick-up so you do not have a pallet sitting in your garage or at the location that has donated space for too long.
At one point, Mr [Ray] Johnson announced that he had emblazoned images of Paloma Picasso on some collages, and that "Palomaization" meant, of course, that he would have to double his prices.The New York Times, 11 February 2007.
The new provision permits the MOF [Ministry of Finance] to have any other paperized (i.e., certificated) instrument designated as a security under item 11, unless the transferability of the instrument is restricted or, for instance, the instrument is governed by a different statute concerning investor protection (typically administered by a different ministry).
What most people possess outside the West is not represented (or paperized) in such a way as to produce capital.
Examples of removable stabilizer material include, but are not limited to, water soluble plastic, heat soluble cloth and paperized fabric.
Even though every comic in The Story of Eh is a brand new Mojo adventure, here are some past Mojo cartoons for those of you who want to browse outdated, un-paperized comics!
Even his one suit, old and dirty, comes back from the cleaners paperized: "The process of cleaning had so shocked the fabric that it was now broken on the creases, papery and crumbling in his hand like the wing of a dead butterfly."
But there are other reasons for what one might call the pathologization of Sylvia Plath.Cristina Nehring, in a bookreview, The Atlantic Monthly, April 2004.
But the marketing of the 'mommy makeover' seeks to pathologize the postpartum body, characterizing pregnancy and childbirth as maladies with disfiguring aftereffects that can be repaired with the help of scalpels and cannulae.The New York Times, 04 October 2007.
"That's Jesus as reported by Jews already systematically Paulised."Howard Jacobson, 'The Finkler Question'.
A pedicab borrowed from a friend for a conference on pedestrianisation in 1990 got Steve Meyer pedaling what is now a fast-moving business.The Economist, 21 April 2007.
"See this young gentleman? I need to get him penguinized!"Brian Cox's character, speaking to a tailor in the movie "The Good Heart".
In Sri Lanka, the term peopleization is popularly used to describe the popular participation process in privatization.
You also come away with an appreciation of how destructive the peopleization of Florida is to the natural resources.
The basic idea of peopleizing your web is to humanize the net and recreate the sense of doing business with people you know something about, rather than faceless computers.
Japan and the United States should permanentize the strategic dialogue for jointly analyzing the military-oriented threats and risks by sharing the strategic intelligence, and researching the strategy and military readiness to deter and respond to these threats.
Across the street, there is a subdivision of off-white, permanentized double-wides that, rather obviously, began its career as a trailer park.Dave Hickey, Harper's Magazine, September 2006.
During my first years abroad - when I was in school in England and Switzerland, and later, when I lived in America, I attempted to shape other places according to my concept of Iran. I tried to Persianize the landscape and even transferred for a term to a small college in New Mexico, mainly because it reminded me of home.Azar Nafisi, "Reading Lolita in Tehran".
Some Remaining Challenges: EfficiencyFrom a scientific presentation by Roger Ghanem, 16 August 2007.
Herself an irreproachable spouse, she never took lovers, heard Petrarchizing gallants with indifference, refused to take part in the cabals the former mistresses of the Viceroy formed amongst themselves, and singled out from among her entourage neither confidantes nor favorites.Marguerite Yourcenar, "Two Lives and a Dream".
I know they set him up as a sort of oracle; because, with the best intentions in the world, he naturally philippizes and chants his prophetic song in exact unison with their designs.Edmund Burke, "Reflections on the Revolution in France".
Garrison was very generous in allowing me to physicalize in any way I saw fit.
With the emergence in the 1880's of a Socialist party that sought to control the growing industrial working class, the pillarization of Belgium into liberal, Catholic and Socialist "families" was complete.Tony Judt, "Reappraisals".
The urge to plastic-surgerize (that work exists in my dictionary, ok?) is back again and I want a new face. A tummy tuck, lipo here and there, and even boob enhancements doesn't sound too bad as well. Somebody stop me!
Platformization "means the convergence of computing and communications" says chief technical officer Patrick Gelsinger.Technology Review, February 2005.
Pop in 2010 is thoroughly pornographized and tattoo-demented.James Parker, The Atlantic, June 2010.
The culture has become much more porno-ized.
With the pop culture-ization of the fragrance aisle, it's hard to make a hit scent linger.The New York Times Magazine, 22 October 2006.
How do professors think? They think in highfalutin abstractions. They think in footnotes and references. Some think in hypotheses and theorems; some are always critiquing. Others don't think at all: They just read old notes that they have PowerPointized.Philip Davis, SIAM News, January/February 2010.
In that case, it would be worthwhile to pre-load and pre-canonicalize the entire dictionary.
IBM has not found a reason to productize this utility.
Now he would have the entire Russian army submitted to such drill masters, and so Prussianized in good earnest.Gladys Scott Thomson, "Catherine the Great and the Expansion of Russia".
Aaron's expectations for the future are basic. At Abingdon High he can opt out of gym for all but one year, giving him the opportunity to pubertize before again subjecting himself to locker room scrutiny.Myla Goldberg, "Bee Season".
The Sundance Film Festival offers a yearly opportunity to punditize on the death of the independent film in America.
Afterwards, Tajiks angrily accused him of having "Pushtunized" his administration by removing Northern Alliance men from their government jobs.The New Yorker, 06 June 2005.
South Africa was becoming a de facto one party state, at great risk of what he called "Putinization".
Though Thomas Macy and most of the early settlers were not Quakers, Nantucket gradually became thoroughly Quakerized during the hundred years following their arrival.Peter Nichols, "Final Voyage".
Corzine won't re-bachelorize us if court says 'I do' to equality
Rectangularization of human survival curves is associated with decreasing variability in the distribution of ages at death.
Is there any other options I can do to reliabilize the router's wireless connection to the Internet and reduce the invisible connection drop? risk of what he called "Putinization".
Initially, Bonaparte and the Directory's commissioner to his army, the inevitable Salicete, considered republicanizing all of Italy.Steven Englund, "Napoleon: A Political Life".
In Australia, there are too many conferences at which education practitioners researchize their practice. This is the sort of thing that does not impress our traditional physics colleagues who prefer to give credence to research-based work than to practice-based work.
Today, conversations with nearly two dozen historians point to a worrisome tightening that has kept key archives closed and subjected others to unpredictable re-secretization.The New York Times Book Review, 22 April 2007.
As someone who has worked with the documents of both countries, I can attest that Washington has never de-secretized. important and historical holdings in the first place.The New York Times Book Review, Letter to the Editor, 06 May 2007.
Imagine you publish a mathematical journal (your local Mathematical Society very likely does and, surely, you accept some responsibility for that MS's actions). It seems the in thing to produce electronic versions of journals, and more, to go back and retrodigitize pre-TeX issues.
Sure, Madonna, revirginized, popped out of her wedding cake in 1984.Virginia Heffernan, New York Times, 1 August 2006.
Can you re-virginize your hair?
An implantable penile prosthesis comprising: at least one elongated cylinder adapted to be implanted within a patient's penis, said cylinder having a flexible distal end section for implantation within the pendulous penis which is constructed to rigidize upon being filled with pressurizing fluid, and a proximal, rear end section adapted to be implanted within the root end of the penis.
The robotization of humans for medical purposes is in some respects already highly advanced.Ben McGrath, The New Yorker, 30 July 2007.
The project to get rid of the Jews was intimately tied to the long-standing urge to Romanianize the country in a way that was not true of anti-Semitism anywhere else in the region.Tony Judt, "Reappraisals".
There is a general need to routinize offering of HIV testing within the context of ongoing prenatal services.
"Ere you were queen, ay, or your husband king,Shakespeare, "Richard III".
I was a pack-horse in his great affairs;
A weeder-out of his proud adversaries,
A liberal rewarder of his friends;
To royalize his blood I spilt mine own."
"We don't want to rubblize this town", said Colonel McCoy....of the insurgent Iraqi town of Falluja.
The Salvadorization of Iraq?
He had renovated and Sardanopalized Johnson's truth, which had itself become so true that it lay bedridden in a multivolume collection of passe eighteenth-century moral essays.Nicholson Baker, "Essays and Other Lumber".
The goal is 70% Saudi workforce participation by the end of the decade, although the Saudization of some industries has been accelerated.
The desire to scientificize connoisseurship was therefore as much about the desire to democratize it, to wrest it out of the hands of art experts.David Grann, The New Yorker, 12/19 July 2010.
Simpson imagined a conference in the year 1500 trying to scientificize the production of art masterpieces, attempting to specify the criteria for creation of the Mona Lisa, and establishing an institute to promote the more efficient production of great paintings.Scott Rosenberg, "Dreaming in Code".
So rather than give us the straight stuff, the CDC and Anderson Cooper and all the experts tiptoe around the inconvenient truth by medicalizing and scientific-izing the topic, perhaps trying to induce a high school science class type stupor.Ken Sepkowitz, Slate, 6 June 2011.
It is unknown, at this time, whether social decisionmakers are more persuaded by aggregated, scientized knowledge-claims.
Scissorizing and Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Reading, Remaking and Recirculatingin the MIT Press book "New Media: 1740-1915", edited by Lisa Gitelman and Geoffrey Pingree.
"Now with Selectorized machines!"
In Syria, rumors abound of Sunnis adopting Shiite Islam. What would Shiitization mean for the Middle East?The New York Times, 29 April 2007
There was John Wayne Bobbit, dressed in Tommy Hilfiger, like a Microsoft employee, standing amid all of these siliconized inhabitants of the planet Temptron 5.Douglas Coupland, "Microserfs".
White seeks to sinisterize the rest of my father's life.
This is just like the Brown students I knew when I was there. Quick to rally and sloganize against the establishment, but slow to accept responsibility for their own actions or those of others (in this case, the man who refused to show ID).
"We don't need all this garbage from the West. The television is filled with it. Nothing but advertising, sex, and violence. How does the Snickerization of the economy improve our lives?"Ingrid Bengis, "Metro Stop Dostoevsky".
Alarmed by this brave new world? Go back and reread John Updike's essay in the Book Review lamenting Google's snippetization of literature.The New York Times online.
In a sequencer, programming is done assuming the device actions are realized by a circuit. This means that the automated machine is controlled by a relay circuit and that the sequencer was developed to softwarize this.
I am a final year electrical engineering student and am doing the under-graduate project using JAVA where I plan to softwarize the Machine Lab.
THE SONATASIZATION OF PHILIP ROTH'S 'EVERYMAN'The New York Times, 25 October 2007.
In the ongoing South Americanization of political culture north of the border, what has been dubbed the Revolt of the Generals is one of the feebler effusions.The New Yorker, 01 May 2006.
Now that hockey has been thoroughly Southernized, the sport's routines and rituals are bound to change.Mike Bianchi in his sports column in the Orlando Sentinel, 21 June 2006, discussing the recent winning of the Stanley cup by the Carolina Hurricanes.
The increasingly-Southernized American Right has transferred the fundamentalist Protestant mentality from the sphere of religion to the spheres of law and the economy.Michael Lind, Salon, 05 July 2011.
In fact, it is possible to make more use of subroutines than is appropriate, and to spaghetti-ize your code by losing all sense of what is going on by sending execution through level after level of unnecessary subroutine calls.
Spamize his email address right away. PM me for help doing this. With phone, caller id from London, don't answer.
Nowadays, the best Material Handling practices enable shipyards to stationize personnel and minimise the use of less efficient material handling schemes.
Whatever outlandish sexual act you could imagine, someone somewhere was doing it. This led to the charge that Kinsey was perpetrating what we might call the statisticization of morality.The New York Times Book Review, 21 January 2007
I don't believe guys who say they wouldn't Stepfordize their wives for a second!
We studentize primarily to determine the scale of the test statistic.
Overall, we found that children who were classified as low math skill did not appear to subitize arrays of 2-3 objects.
In a campaign that has made common practice of subvehicularization, also known as 'throwing under the bus', even the smallest impropriety is cause for concern.Christopher Bearm, Slate Magazine, 13 July 2008.
The professionalizing, or Sundance-izing of the Fringe has been a concern for the entire life of the festival.The New York Times, 11 August 2006.
His take on allergies, which often leads to chronic sinus issues, was to treat with prescription medications and then surgerize the area. Once in the surgery suite, he would irrigate the sinuses because as he said, 'Dilution is the solution to pollution'.
Women who never felt they had ugly breasts or unsightly vaginas before are increasingly disgusted with themselves as they measure themselves against surgicalized, airbrushed bodies.
Thus, my aversion to the misnomer "uncircumcised." It is a sneaky word. This particular label implies a deference to the unnatural, surgicalized state.
Also, there's a plug-in for WinAmp that can surroundize your stereo music. It processes the sound, and outputs it through all your channels
The tabloidization of my life has been a very ugly thing.
The MMA's unexpected victories intensified fears that Talibanization was creeping its way across the land.The New York Times Sunday Magazine, 07 December 2003.
The Talibanisation of Somalia?The Economist, 12-20 October 2006.
Policy makers have described the program as a rationalization or targetization of Iran's vast and inefficient subsidies system, but some analysts fear it could increase living costs for millions of middle and low income households.The New York Times, 20 December 2010.
I begin by considering how lifelong learning has been conceptualized in a techno-scientized information society.
Writing about Sarah Palin in Newsweek last month, I pointed out the crude way in which she tried to Teflon-ize herself when allegations of weird political extremism were made against her.Christopher Hitchens, Slate, 07 December 2009.
"Dawn's building had been tenementized and was dilapidated," said Trembath.Edward Ball, "Peninsula of Lies".
MISHLOVE:Jeffrey Mishlove, interviewing psychologist Albert Ellis.
Musterbation is when we tell ourselves, "I must do this," or, "Things must be this way," even though they're not.
Because of the must. If you didn't musterbate, then you wouldn't awfulize, terribilize, catastrophize, say "I can't stand it," and put yourself down.
"Under the Sign of the Hourglass"...seeks to theatricalize the lulling rhythm and the lush, vibrant images of Schulz's work.The New York Times, 17 June 2006.
The place is still used for worship services, so no attempt has been made to theaterize it.
Everything about "Jenniemae & James" is moist and listless, including its therapized tone, sloppy editing (egregious repetitions) and canned historical filler.Dwight Garner, The New York Times, 01 April 2010.
To all of you who would object to having Hajj ticketized, I say this:
1) No one needs to actually make money (sell) tickets, merely book individuals with specific numbers on those tickets.
2) The fact that you have to ticketize this process shows the success of Islam, in so far that it has so many followers.
Over the following 15 years, some members of the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) community came to believe that some software and hardware vendors were finding loopholes in the GPL, allowing GPL-licensed software to be exploited in ways that were contrary to the intentions of the programmers. These concerns included tivoization (the inclusion of GPL-licensed software in hardware that will refuse to run modified versions of its software);
Embedded computerization will become ubiquitous to the point where all new technology in the daily environment will be intelligent. You won?t talk to your hairdryer, but close. The trend to toasterize computers is unstoppable.
Democrats must of course have the courage of their convictions to run aggressively, but they must also totalize the campaign ideologically and geographically, turning it into a referendum on the failed policies of Bush and all those on the right.
"Up, my comrades! up and doing!" yodels John Greenleaf Whittier in "The Lumbermen" - an unintentionally funny poem, now that Monty Python has transvestized forestry.Nicholson Baker, "Essays and Other Lumber".
A horizontal trapezoidalization of a polygon is obtained by drawing a horizontal line through every vertex of the polygon.Joseph O'Rourke, "Computational Geometry".
I love you sis and sorry we didn't get to spend more time together, but while she was here she did re-trendize my music selection. She introduced me to "The Postal Service".
You use the mail server on your desk as a workstation from time to time. One day, Mr Cracker finds a vulnerability in the imapd on your box. He crawls through it, and proceeds to trojanize /bin/login and /usr/sbin/imapd.
I once met someone who knew His Holiness the Dalai Lama. "He's terribly nice," she said, "but he's been a bit UN-ized.The New Yorker, 11 December 2006.
Her theory was that because of African free sexuality and possibly because of the prevalence of clitoridectomy, African women might be better vaginalized, as she expressed it, and thus more feminine than European women. UN-ized.Bodil Folke Frederiksen, "Jomo Kenyatta, Marie Bonaparte and Bronislaw Malinowski on Clitoridectomy and Female Sexuality"
"The Pentagon Papers" not only valorizes Daniel Ellsberg... but also celebrates the New York Times.
However, the word may already have been further debased to mean merely "to regard positively":
[The authors] coin a word to describe their enemy, "therapism", defined as the tendency to valorize "openness, emotional self-absorption, and the sharing of feelings".The New York Times, 01 May 2005.
Americans love these plates; 9.3 million motor vehicles have them, which puts a tremendous burden on motor vehicle departments that must screen all applications. Deciphering, evaluating and potentially rejecting a vanitized message because it could be construed as offensive places department officials in an awkward position.The New York Times, 05 July 2008.
Deb regularly appears on her discussion board to help guests vegetize/veganize their favorite recipes and to give many kinds of food advice.
Morris has a good time weaving his tale of vice and squalor in 1860s Russia, and your appreciation of his handiwork will depend on your fondness for the sort of ventriloquized fiction in which a writer dons the voice and manners of another culture, another century.The New York Times Book Review, 20 May 2007.
The latest trend in business telecom these days is verticalization or the vertical market segmentation of business customers.
Nixon and his top adviser on foreign affairs, National Security Adviser and later Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, devised three main strategies to Vietnamize (or de-Americanize) the Vietnam War.
The anti-war liberals who see America as the source of many of the world's problems have been trying their best to Vietnamize this war.
But could some of you talk to the folks wanting to village-peopleize the children, in the same show that will feature crotchless-chaps-wearing leather-men?
Nyere stated that the re-villageization policy was to be voluntary, but villages were burned and their inhabitants forced to move.Annabel Skinner, "Tanzania and Zanzibar".
It is these features of video games that have led writers like Dave Grossman to suggest that they violentize their players, making it easier for them to overcome psychological barriers to violence in real life, in the same way that US Army training helps soldiers to overcome psychological barriers to killing.Richard Rhodes "Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist".
This implies replication of how an end-user would experience a brand-new product. Before beginning the test, be sure to virginize your system.
Sun takes a comprehensive approach to virtualization that spans the datacenter to significantly increase resource utilization and reduce costs.
Hugo Chavez has visibilized the divisions in Venezuelan society.Interview on BBC Radio, 05 January 2013.
With all deliberate speed, the Republican Congress should send President Bush a bill to voucherize Washington, D.C.'s government schools.
The Wal-Martization of America
The pariah state of North Korea is trying to weaponize the bird flu virus, making it the ideal threat for al-Qaida, the British intelligence agency MI6 has learned.
We could Wiki-ize such a list and collect wishes.
So now Mitt Romney is seeking to Willy Hortonize Rudy Giuliani.The New York Times, 24 August 2007.
Mauscheln, he called it, the hated secret language of the Jews, the Yiddishising that drove German Jews mad in the days when they thought the Germans would love them the more for playing down their Jewishness.Howard Jacobsen, "The Finkler Question".
You can go to the wordplay home page.