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Word Watch: Fascinoma

house of godThe New Republic magazine’s “Jargonist” must have been hard up for a post when she decided to tackle “fascinoma.” She traces its source to at least 1978, when it appeared in Samuel Shem’s book House of God. Which may be why she listed as those who use it: “internists, brown-nosing residents and doctors over 60.”~TM

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