Scotland’s Nomeds, lost souls of the Wilderness of Nomedia

Gary Robertson returns to Pacific Quay

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Out walking my neighbour’s Border Terrier, shouting ‘No Aggie’ every so often, my ‘brain’ had some thoughts [Reader, insert sarcastic thought here], around the word ‘No’ and leading to a solution to something that has troubled me.

What convenient word is there to label those journalists opposed to independence for Scotland? I’ve been using ‘Unionist’ and more recently ‘Loyalist’ partly as a fun way of annoying those of them who might find the implied Orange sympathies a step too far. I could use ‘No-supporting’ or ‘Anti-independence’ or ‘establishment’ or ‘MSM’ for ‘mainstream media’ but I find none of these ideal as a general label.

Half-way along the dog walk, I thought, Archimedes-like, ‘Nomedia’! I chewed it over like a Border terrier might and, the more I did, the better I liked it. It’s kind of inclusive of the idea of those supporting No in a referendum and of the idea that the rest of us really have, in them, no media to represent or to develop our thinking. When they lie about the facts they are Nomedia in the sense of no-use media. When they miss the good news on Scotland or when they neglect to pursue such as Ruth Davidson when she sorely needs to be interrogated, they are Nomedia in the sense of not being there at all.

So, having decided on that, I realised that, Nomedia has added potential in that it can be a place devoid of any media that serve the interests of the people of Nomedia. The self-serving media elites of Nomedia can be called ‘Nomeds’. Nomeds has the added sense of those who have forgotten to request a repeat prescription for their medication, a combined anti-psychotic and anti-depressant designed to make them more able to cope with change. Perhaps, most enjoyable, we can have ‘nomish’ suggesting intellectual smallness of mind. Coincidentally or not, the man from the BBC who reported me to my boss in 2014 was Ian Small. Then, we can term those unable to settle and to identify with nurturing, communitarian and progressive social groups, ‘nomedic’.

It then follows that you can use nomedical, nomedically, nomedialistic and nomedialitarian.

I give you this word. Go forth and…eh…mibbe..something…or whatever…ken?

19 thoughts on “Scotland’s Nomeds, lost souls of the Wilderness of Nomedia

  1. Alan Gordon September 12, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Brilliant, love it. Do you think the nomeds will ever come home?

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  2. gavin September 12, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    John, you are our philosopher King, our buttress against Beeb fakery, so Nomed it is.

    Jaikie the Craw, with her imperious smirk, I nominate as “Nomedess of the Year”.
    Her prize? A brass farthing would be too much!

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  3. Alasdair Macdonald September 12, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Nomeds – an anagram of DEMONS!!

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    • Contrary September 12, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      😀 now that did make me laugh out loud!

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  4. Contrary September 12, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Aha, you are starting a meme John.

    [reader’s sarcastic thought: was that your left brain cell, or the right one? ,,, but my heart wasn’t really in it after reading your explanation]

    So, to get a meme going, we need to practice using it.

    GMS nomedia was spouting about the 80 brexiteers in the Tory party whining about Theresa, but not having a clue themselves this morning.

    I am raging at the nomeds in Holyrood being petty about the primary school pupil assessments.

    Am I using it right? (Obviously I could have had something better to say!). In fact, I’ve been having thoughts myself, let me go fetch some material and I’ll see if I can nomedify it.

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  5. johnrobertson834 September 12, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Will the nomeds return? Alan has to imagine this and send us 500 words on it.

    Demons! That can’t be an accident. My id did that.

    Nomedesses – are we allowed this? I’m too old to know if it’s discriminatory.


    • Contrary September 12, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Doesn’t roll off the tongue, and yes far too discriminatory, think you need to abandon that one. Heh, demoNs. Lolz.

      What was that film that had the big monster id? The name has completely fled my mind!

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    • Gavin September 12, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Ah, “discriminatory”. If only we had a media that didn’t discriminate against Scotland: against truth: against context: against fact: against what normal journalistic standards are. Then we could live Nomed free. Scots could be like other peoples and read the press without cursing–watch Jaikie and Co without the urge to explete in good old Anglo Saxon at our paid for BBC.

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  6. johnrobertson834 September 12, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Philosopher King and buttress? Not sure I want be a buttress. Sounds a bit chubby? I’ve lost weight you know.


    • Contrary September 12, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      How about a bulwark?


      • johnrobertson834 September 12, 2018 / 8:45 pm

        Hmmm…bulwark….Not sure….Sounds a bit testicular.


  7. johnrobertson834 September 12, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Contrary – excellent start to the meme. I’ll start using it with footnote reminders before tossing the latter aside like bike stabilizers when I was oh, 21?

    I reserve the right to use loyalist if it will offend.


  8. Contrary September 12, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Sorry, my previous comment used Nomed to describe politicians – you may need another flash of inspiration for them. Although I would never advocate making up names to call people in a derogaTory fashion, of course.

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  9. macgilleleabhar September 12, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    “Nomeds no moah ” from The Proclaimers? Aye, ok I’ll get my coat.

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  10. Ludo Thierry September 13, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Hi Contrary – Hope you see this. I believe the film you might be thinking of is the 1956 Sci-Fi classic ‘Forbidden Planet’; Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Directed by Fred Mc|Leod Wilcox (whose name suggests some Scottish roots?). Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Lesley Nielson (yes – the Lesley Neilson who later found stardom in the Police Academy series etc – a truly funny guy). Interestingly James Drury (who later found fame in The Virginian) played Crewman Strong – Hope this info is of interest!

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