“-ism”



When people (some people) say “-isms”, they mean words that specify a belief system–Marxism, Hinduism, Baha’ism. One day, for no particular reason, I looked for, and found, some -ism words that aren’t actually -isms. Here some of them are:
anachronism
aphorism
criticism
tourism
electromagnetism

exorcism
metabolism
rheumatism

mechanism
somnambulism
stereoisomerism
witticism

2 Comments

  1. err, modify the post slug and put an ‘ism’ in it, since it is a number now…