Anglosphere

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EtymologyEdit

Anglo- +‎ -sphere. Coined by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his book The Diamond Age, published in 1995.[1][2]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæŋ.ɡləˌsfɪɹ/
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Proper nounEdit

the Anglosphere (plural not attested)

  1. The totality of Anglophone countries, the geographical or cultural realm of English-speakers.
    • 2012, Anna Wierzbicka, “The history of English seen as the history of ideas”, in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English[1], page 439:
      These norms have survived, at least as residues, in the traditions of public speaking and “good writing” in many European languages in modern times. But not in the Anglosphere.

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  1. ^ Paul McFedries (1996–2022), “Anglosphere”, in Word Spy, Logophilia Limited.
  2. ^ Neal Stephenson (1995) The Diamond Age, page 373: “The tiny old houses and flats of this once impoverished quarter had mostly been refurbished into toeholds for young Atlantans from all around the Anglosphere, poor in equity but rich in expectations, who had come to the great city to incubate their careers.”

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