Jewecology—a new word that might not catch on

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

Mark Swofford took this photograph of a store in Nagasaki, Japan, and Victor Mair of Language Log blogged about it:

Photo: Mark Swofford.
Mark Swofford

The store calls itself an "eco style jewelries recycle store." Mair notes that the "Japanese are inordinately fond of portmanteau words," and that some, like "cosplay," have been great successes—but this one probably won't be.

UPDATE: Reader MonitorsMost pointed out that there is a Jewcology.com (and .org), "Home of the Jewish Environmental Movement."

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