Stealing this for next time I teach Morphology.
Another beautiful, new-to-me form:
First, embiggen. Original source:
Now in the dictionary:
Expansion of use:
Other creative use of en-
What it’s not: an acronym + splinter, where the splinter is a clipping of convention. What it is: we may never know.
J/K, we know. (Thanks, Google.) Turns out it actually is a acronym + splinter, just not the one you thought.
N+N sweary ones:
N+N, with thanks to t/d flapping:
Q+P-ism, a rare combination:
Phrasal compound; backformation:
Cold, frigid. After the Baltic region, in the same pattern as arctic (though with fewer bears, etymologically speaking).
Two verb-verb compounds:
It’s possible these are noun-verb compounds, but I’d argue they’re more ‘panic and buy’ and ‘test and solve’, even though both panic and test can also be nouns.
And two noun-verb incorporations. I’m counting these as incorporation rather than just compounding (after Mithun) b/c in both cases the noun would otherwise be the object of the verb.
From the Ologies podcast on Horology:
“Too much coffee, can’t watch-make!”