Saturday, October 07, 2006

The return of the Haribo...

As promised, the mighty power of Haribo returns this week, with one competition open to AS students and another to those of you doing A2.

The answers need to be posted to the blog as comments and the first answer for each will win the tasty confectionary bag. Mmmm, Haribo...

AS question: where is the word "yob" believed to have come from?

A2 question: what is a "blend"?

7 comments:

mai said...

blend is a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog' mai x

Dan said...

That's pretty much it - just needs to be bits of the words though (like in the example you give)otherwise it's a compound.

The Haribo are yours. Congratulations.

Jamal said...

the word 'yob' came out of the London back-slang and into more general English usage, it used to mean 'working class, adolescent, male person'.
The word actually became a real word back in the 1920's when it was published in the Oxford dictionary.

raya aka shayshay said...

Linguistically, blend is a word made by putting together parts of other words, e.g motel, made from motor and hotel, brunch or from breakfast and lunch

duggano said...

This is what we are doing! Currently I'm doing an essay about the topic. A blend is two parts of existing words coming together

Gastroporn, quangocracy,alcopop...


...anyway back to the essay.

Dan said...

Congrats to Jamal and the mysteriously named raya aka shayshay.

Haribo power is yours!

And Duggano, sorry not to be able to offer you the same mighty prize, but thanks for your contribution.

Fo Shizzle said...

the word yob, means... didn't Dickins use it in one of his books? Don't it mean working class, yeah that's it working class. 'blend' putting two words together, both in terms of grammar and semantics