Bon Mots

The Times carries a selection of Japanese neologisms today. Apparently these were invented to describe the changing lifestyles of women in the world’s second biggest economy.

Sokosokozuma – a woman who settles for a so-so marriage just to get it out of the way.

Boinryoku – the potentially disruptive power of maternal instincts on patriarchal society.

Kondoumukeikaku – describes the way in which some women over 35 have unprotected sex with strangers to have children.

I’m sure the Harry’s Place commentariat can come up with inventive neologisms to describe political concepts recently arisen…