Saturday, March 01, 2008

New blends

Ever on the look out for new words, we bring you:

kindie = kid+indie

This is "Kindie" -- a combination of kids' and "indie" or independent music and a genre which is taking hold of British pre-schoolers and bidding to oust the grinding of "The Wheels on the Bus" from the family car CD player. Reuters

manorexia = man+anorexia

Medical researchers are discovering that anorexia is not limited to women and that the idea of starving yourself in order to achieve the perfect body is crossing gender lines. ABC news
Useful for:
ENA5 - Contemporary Language Change

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