Wednesday, November 14, 2012

-GATEANOMICSTASTIC:  Eleven creative suffixes which yield awful portmaneaux.


  1. Pity poor -palooza, for its day has apparently passed.

    And I hate the -gate suffix for scandals. At least a lot of the other ones have some linguistic basis. "-gasm" being meant for things that are pleasurable, "-splaining" coming from explaining, etc. But -gate didn't even mean anything in its original context. How I wish they'd bugged a HoJo's.

  2. Adam B.12:46 PM

    I'm a fan of "mansplaining". Hope it sticks.