Nonce means 'for the present time' or 'for a single occasion or purpose', although the word is not often found in general use. A dictionary may note nonce words, those for which there is only a single textual instance.
In the UK, the term nonce is a slang word used to refer to a sex offender, especially child sexual abusers, and thus as an insult. Folk etymologies for the origins of this word state that the word derives from Not Of Normal Criminal Ethos, used to mean an offender whose motivation was different from the purely acquisitive, or possibly Not On Normal Courtyard Exercise, for prisoners that were not to be mixed with the general population for their own safety. As with most cases, these folk etymologies are examples of backronyms and should not be taken seriously. The actual origin of this word is unknown, but it is probable that it is derived from nancy, a derogatory term referring to homosexual males.
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Categories: Disambiguation ... A nonce word is a word used only for the nonceâto meet a need that is not expected to recur. ... Security is being free from danger. ... In ordinary language, the word random is used to express apparent lack of purpose or cause. ... A pseudo-random number is a number belonging to a sequence which appears to be random, but can in fact be generated by a finite computation. ... In computing, the Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) is an authentication protocol used to log on a user to an Internet access provider. ... HTTP (for HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the primary method used to convey information on the World Wide Web. ... Digest access authentication is one of the agreed methods a web page can use to negotiate credentials with a web user (using the HTTP protocol). ... MD5 was designed by Ronald Rivest (one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm) in 1991. ... A password is a form of secret authentication data that is used to control access to a resource. ... // Status codes The following is a list of HTTP status codes. ... Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. ... // Sexual abuse in general Sexual abuse is a form of abuse that is made by means of the sexual behavior between an victim(s) and offender(s). ... Folk etymology is a linguistic term for the modification of a word or phrase based on an ahistorical analogy or an erroneous etymology which is popularly believed to be true. ... In historical linguistics, etymology is the study of the origins of words. ... A backronym or bacronym is a reversed acronym. ... Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ...
The Nonce Journal is the handy work of five UMW students -Alissa Bourbonnnais, Alex Cardia, Kanise Carter, Liz Gerber, and Rebecca Parson- from Claudia Emerson’s The Literary Journal class.
The Nonce staff, the first of the four groups to present their work, created a literary journal over the course of a semester with submissions from over thirty-five artists from around the globe -this is not your mother’s college literary journal!
Nonce is an example of the Literary Zine of the 21st century -made for next to nothing, not necessarily tied to any one place, framed by its own generational vision of art and culture, with a unique perspective about the changing nature of peer review.
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