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What's The Silliest Sarcastic Paleo Word? (e.g. "neolethal," "diet dictocrat")

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM

You know what I'm saying, right? I propose we paleos are inhabiting somewhat of an echo chamber, though I appreciate the devil's advocacy proffered recently (veg vs. paleo thread). Along with echo chambers come silly new vocabulary words like "neolethal," "diet dictocrat" (Fallon), "Democrat Party," "Obamaniacs..." etc.

Also, here's my suggestion for a new one: "fucktose."

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on September 11, 2010
at 08:52 PM

I thought Sally Fallon was the ultimate "Diet dictocrat".

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on September 11, 2010
at 01:22 AM

I don't know- I may have to agree with that review a little. Lean meat, canola oil- that's not so great. I know Cordain has since stated he no longer supports use of canola. There is good advice and bad advice in his book. WAPF is all about the animal fat so the review doesn't surprise me. Also, I was under the impression that salt is pretty important but I haven't really done a lot of research.

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on September 11, 2010
at 12:59 AM

I never understood Sally's attitude. A certain NYC paleo I know met her and she acted like paleo was some evil rival diet.

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on September 11, 2010
at 12:13 AM

At least Neolethal is clever. "Diet dictocrat" is silly. In Sally Fallon's review of The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, she says that his dairy-free version of the paleo diet "has no good sources of calcium". Yep, for all their rants against the establishment, they can't seem to wrap around their heads the idea that humans can actually live without dairy. She also took issue with the idea that grain isn't Paleolithic. Also salt is apparently "vital" for digestion.

http://www.westonaprice.org/book-reviews/thumbs-down/434-paleo-diet.html

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 11, 2010
at 12:59 AM

I never understood Sally's attitude. A certain NYC paleo I know met her and she acted like paleo was some evil rival diet.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on September 11, 2010
at 08:52 PM

I thought Sally Fallon was the ultimate "Diet dictocrat".

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on September 11, 2010
at 01:22 AM

I don't know- I may have to agree with that review a little. Lean meat, canola oil- that's not so great. I know Cordain has since stated he no longer supports use of canola. There is good advice and bad advice in his book. WAPF is all about the animal fat so the review doesn't surprise me. Also, I was under the impression that salt is pretty important but I haven't really done a lot of research.

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on September 10, 2010
at 10:11 PM

Suckrose, the disaccharide that fucktose tries to smuggle itself into my body with, but fails

Also keeping with the theme of sugars, I don't much care for that Whacktose.

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on September 10, 2010
at 11:58 PM

You know how paleos have small amounts of PUFAs? Nonpaleo obese women have large FUPAs. If you don't know what this is, urban dictionary that shit right now.

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on September 11, 2010
at 02:18 PM

Cholesterol theory - Kill-O-sterol theory

saturated fats - satisfying fats

Soybean stupid grain killers kill themselves with killer grains...

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on September 11, 2010
at 08:10 PM

Huge Bias Warning: I created the NeoLethal tag on PaleoHacks on June 8th in my question http://paleohacks.com/questions/5835/cringeworthy-foods-adapting-to-new-drives and I might be the originator of this use of this pre-existing word.

So, I'll at least assume that I knew what I was attempting to do when I was making something new-ish.

-=-

I came up with the word neolethal, and tried to define it as 'foods that are neolithic and harmful'.

Yes, it is a play on words {and I do love such play}, but *I was trying to brainstorm up a word that succinctly said how I was against the idea that "If it is Neolithic, it MUST be bad for you."*

Big tip of the hat to Kurt G. Harris MD of http://www.paleonu.com/ for bringing this idea solidly home to me.

After I had tried my best to make a neologism, I did a google search to see if it was used anywhere else, and the closest I could come up with was from doi: 10.1101/gad.9.22.2736 Genes & Development 1995. where it was used as a contraction of Neonatal Lethality.

That was really not the same idea as I was trying to express, but I went forward with it anyway.

-=- Stops the rambling train of thought -=-

This answer may have been way too long, SO I'll just focus and finish by saying that if a new word helps communicate a thought better and accurately, then it is not that silly.

I was making up a new word in the attempt to make my communication better, and make it easier to spread the Paleo/Primal/PāNu meme around.

-=- Please tell me if you get any use or Paleo-converts out of it.

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on September 11, 2010
at 11:55 AM

Vital Wheat Gluten

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