Word for Word #33 New word mashups
In this special “iso edition” episode, we chat about some of the many new words that have emerged from the global pandemic of COVID-19. One of the most common ways new words are made is by word mashups, or portmanteau words. The massive societal change brought about by coronavirus has resulted in many new words cropping up — from quarantini to covidiot and beyond.
We discuss some of the good and bad word mashups in this quick episode of our podcast, Word for Word.
Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
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