I was admiring Keith’s remodel of his Word Shadows blog when I noticed that his link to HinesSight now was in a “Diogenist” category.
Wow! My heart fluttered. Diogenist sounded so cool.
At first. Then I started to wonder if it meant what I thought it did: someone who, like Diogenes, searches for an honest man or, more broadly, truth.
Maybe it’s really an insult, something bad, like misogynist. I rushed to my dictionary.
And couldn’t find it. “Diogenes,” yes. “Diogenist,” no.
Clicked on to Google. Found a mere 36 entries. None seemed to be informative.
Keith, man—I think you’ve come up with a new word. Congratulations!
In hopes that the search engines will find this post, I hereby declare that Keith, a.k.a. Imaginary Keith, a.k.a. the Garden Poet, has revealed a new word to the world: Diogenist.
Of course, he might have stolen it from someone else. In which case I take back what I just said.
In any event, a Word Generation Prize will soon arrive in Keith’s mailbox. It may look a lot like payment for a Garden Poet tree-cutting and pruning bill that I’ve had for a while, but it should be considered a literary prize.
In Imaginary Keith’s mind, at least.