I posted last week (I think) about something that I read about while “researching” SkyNet, the machine that is the main bad guy in the Terminator franchise. I’ve also been listening to a Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles podcast for the last couple of weeks and the term Paradox has come up a lot. I remembered a word from my time reading Shakespeare that explained something that did not belong in a certain time but was put into the piece for one reason or another (an example of this would be a clock tower in Ancient Rome–it was too early of a period of time before the technology was even available) which for some reason reminded me of the word Paradox (which may be next weeks favorite word of the week).
So, without further ado, here is my new favorite word of the week (I don’t remember where I got it from, I can only assume its from dictionary.com):
1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order.
2. One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time: “A new age had plainly dawned, an age that made the institution of a segregated picnic seem an anachronism” Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
[French anachronisme, from New Latin anachronismus, from Late Greek anakhronismos, from anakhronizesthai, to be an anachronism : Greek ana-, ana- + Greek khronizein, to take time (from khronos, time).]
aÂ·nachroÂ·nistic, aÂ·nachroÂ·nous (-ns) adj.
aÂ·nachroÂ·nistiÂ·calÂ·ly, aÂ·nachroÂ·nousÂ·ly adv.