Talk:laughtivism

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RFV discussion: May–October 2012[edit]

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Really? Looks like a word invented by some motivational speaker. Fairly localized. Doesn't seem to be in wide use. JamesjiaoTC 11:28, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

  • I had already deleted it once as a protologism. There are Google hits, but many use the term in quotes. If OK, it needs heavy pruning back to a simple dictionary definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:32, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

It is a term that many people in the field of nonviolent struggle have been using to describe the use of humor in protest and how it can create a dilemma situation for authorities. —This comment was unsigned.

    • In that case, you won't have any trouble finding three independent citations. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:36, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Two cites on ggc ([1]), but that's it. This is really close, so if anyone feels inspired to look for that one last quote, I can only laud you. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:43, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Couldn’t find any song lyrics with “laughtivism”. Note that the Google Groups cites are a few months apart from each other. Smells like failed protologism. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 06:14, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 21:31, 1 October 2012 (UTC)