Post by bill van Post by email@example.com
I use it regularly, but was surprised when it wouldn't properly
spellcheck just now. So, led to this discussion as I tried to confirm.
I'd venture that there is no such word, but it could easily be based on
of "communiqué" meaning an official communication. Your use of it wouldn't
raise eyebrows because people would hear it as communiqué.
bill, but didn't we do this just a few months ago?
This first came up in 2016. The topic was revived last year.
This what I wrot in February 2018:
We had a discussion on this two years ago. My contribution was:
<quoting my post from 2016>
Communicade is used in a specialist context. It seem to be used to mena
"advertising" or the organising of advertising.
Omnicom's Communicade crew
The page contains details of a number of advertising egencies, etc.
The page was "Published on March 10, 1997".
I guess that the word is constructed from "communic(ate/ation)" and the
Origin: Of multiple origins. Partly a borrowing from French. Partly
a borrowing from Occitan. Etymons: French -ade; Occitan -ada,
Spanish -ada, Italian -ata.
Etymology: < French -ade... (Show More)
1. Forming nouns denoting an action or activity (esp. a protracted
one), and freq. by extension a body concerned with this, or in some
cases denoting the result of an activity or having collective force,
as blockade n., cannonade n., masquerade n.
A cannonade is:
a. A continued discharge of cannon,...
There might have been a lurking pun in "communicade": "communicaid",
based on the idea that communicade agencies "aid" their clients to
communicate with the public.
LinkedIn has an entry for
Communicade Consulting Ltd is a Marketing and Advertising company
located in 24309 U St, Ocean Park, Washington, United States.
There was, in the UK,
In New Zealand there was short-lived magazine named Communicade.
Produced by members of the Hutt Valley punk band Compos Mentis,
Communicade lasted only three issues from 1985 before tensions
within the band led both the zine and the group to split in 1986.
Featuring contributions from Craig, David, Grant, Heather and Simon,
Communicade covered the New Zealand underground punk scene as well
as printing reports, interviews and articles on Australia, the UK,
Italy and the USA from an anarcho-punk perspective.
The suffix "ade" in fruit drinks is different.
Forming nouns denoting drinks made from the fruit, etc., denoted by
the first element, as orangeade n., gingerade n., cherryade n.
Peter Duncanson, UK