Dear fellow philosophers,
I was engaged in a long and excruciating conversation this afternoon with a philosopher who insisted on pronouncing key terms in her position as if they had hyphens. For example, ordinary terms like responsibility, interaction, remembering, and correspondence became "response-ability," "inter-action," "re-membering," and "co-respondence." She apparently took the hyphenization of the terms to be doing some philosophical work, but I couldn't get her to help me figure out what that work is.
I've noticed that this kind of thing is becoming more frequent. Does anyone out there understand it? In any case, shouldn't there be a word for this?