Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 31 18:11:22 UTC 2008

And it's pure chance that these new words use an actual bound root as
their second element with an etymologically relevant meaning.


On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Victor <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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> This doesn't quite rival the snow words that have sprung up in the past
> week, but ESPN earlier today had a Wendy's and a Mazda commercial back
> to back. The former's theme was "3conomics". The
> latter's--"mazdanomics". It seems, with popularity of Freakonomics and a
> tip of the hat to Reaganomics, "nomics" are popping up everywhere.
>    VS-)
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