Noun. A government ruled by the wind.
From the Greek for wind, anemo.
Such is the miserable and precarious state of an anemocracy, of a
people who put their trust in hurricanes, and are governed by wind.
– Peter Plymley’s Letters by Sydney Smith
The Oxford English Dictionary dates this word to 1808 but it’s still very usable today. As unpredictable the future is, criticizing the government will always be around. It is a favorite pastime of many. Calling your country an Anemocracy is a wonderful — nearly poetic — way to say that the head honchos don’t know what they’re doing.
I vote that we bring this word back. Please help me in my campaign to spread the word to the people. Ask not what your language can do for you, but what you can do for your language.