Encomium is a Latin word deriving from the Classical Greek ἐγκώμιον (encomion) meaning the praise of a person or thing.
A demonym (/ˈdɛmənɪm/), also referred to as a gentilic, is a name for a resident of a locality and is derived from the name of the particular locality.
Expurgation is a form of censorship which involves purging anything deemed noxious or offensive, usually from an artistic work.
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Cops, taxi drivers, and cocktail waitresses will tell you about the full moon: a time when the most docile little wino runs amuck, tossing off twice his weight in blue uniforms; when college students scream through cities, writing on walls; when sedate businessmen drink until they vomit on linen tablecloths; when wives shoot husbands and husbands shoot wives; when little old ladies report lost cats and strange men under their beds. From dark doorways, priests hiss at hookers when the moon is full. And housewives have fearsome attacks of manic energy and shred their underclothes in the blender.
— W.P. Kinsella, from Shoeless Joe