EpicentRx Word of the Week: Nosism

Apr 15, 2024

“Don’t turn up your nose at Nosism.”

Nosism noun

Definition: to refer to oneself as “we,” which royals are known to do.

Example sentences:
“Nosism is a rare word, but it’s use is not, as exemplified by the EpicentRx blog posts, which are written by one person in the third person.”
“The phrase, “We are not amused,” attributed to Queen Victoria, is an example of nosism.”
“Another example of nosism is when nurses ask their patients, ‘How are we feeling today?’”

From the Latin nos we + English -ism.