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“One of the best neologisms to bubble up during the Internet era is ‘moasting,’ a verb that combines the words moaning and boasting. Everyone moasts, sometimes, but media creatures on Twitter have perfected the form: ‘Racing from Washington for a Charlie Rose taping. What’s happened to the quiet car on the Acela?'”

book review of Bernard-Henri Lévy and Michel Houellebecq’s Public Enemies, in “Throwing Mud and Calling It Beautiful,” The New York Times, January 11, 2011.
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