Herb Stahlke hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 7 15:16:41 UTC 2010

When I read your subject line, my first thought was that "cybertage"
was like "bricolage," an assemblage, perhaps artistic, of things
cyber.  I didn't pick up on the /t/ that would have given me the blend
but went instead with the newer -age suffix that hasn't joined the
older one in its /- at dZ/ pronunciation as in "baggage," "sewage," etc.


On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> Cyber-sabotage.  Not in OED. GB has it from 1995, UrbanDictionary from 2003.
> I invented it independently about twelve minutes ago.
> _Cybertage_ may take a while to become WOTY because it looks too much like
> "cybertag."
> JL
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