Zeitgeist. A definition in haiku.

Friday, October 17, 2008

zeitgeist |ˈtsītˌgīst; ˈzīt-|

noun [in sing. ]

the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time : the story captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960s.

ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from German Zeitgeist, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geist ‘spirit.’

 

It’s the $50 word for “popular culture”. Its essense is Zen.

 

“Define, please, ‘Zeitgeist’”.

“A fifty-dollar term that

means the ‘Pop Culture’.”

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