Tag Archives: culture

What’s in a name? (Part 2)

28 Feb

cul·ture mul·ching [kuhl-cher muhl-ching] noun, verb

1.     the act of tilling the soil of culture—considering generally the areas of arts, letters, sciences, manners, scholarly pursuits, and any and all identifiers which might constitute the sum total of ways of living built up by humankind which are, or may be, passed down from one generation to the next.

2.     the act of laying down one’s own thoughts (a personalized “mulch”) in written, visual, or audio form upon a cultural moment or juxtaposition; mental tillage.

3.     the act of putting one or more items in juxtaposition to one another, particularly if said items don’t at first seem to have anything to do with each other.

4.     a mash-up; characteristic of the age of new media.