Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blend

Hola guys! :) Have you ever heard a word “Smash.?” hmm..you must know this word,but do you know a word “Smash” blends of Smack and mash.?
Yeah,we’re gonna discuss about blend in English now :D

The definition:
Blend is a word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two or more other words or word parts or one of the many ways new words are made in English. It refers to joining the beginning of one word and the end of another to make a new word with a new meaning.
The most common type of blend is a full word followed by a word part (called a splinter), as in motorcade (motor + cavalcade). Here are the examples of blend :

• agitprop (agitation + propaganda)
• alcopop (alcohol + pop)
• bash (bat + mash)
• biopic (biography + picture)
• Breathalyzer (breath + analyzer)
• camcorder (camera + recorder)
• chexting (cheating + texting)
• clash (clap + crash)
• cosmeceutical (cosmetic + pharmaceutical)
• docudrama (documentary + drama)
• electrocute (electricity + execute)
• emoticon (emote + icon)
• faction (fact + fiction)
• fanzine (fan + magazine)
• flare (flame + glare)
• flirtationship (flirting + relationship)
• glimmer (gleam + shimmer)
• Globish (global + English)
• guitarthritis (guitar + arthritis)
• infotainment (information + entertainment)
• moped (motor + pedal)
• palimony (pal + alimony)
• pornacopia (pornography + cornucopia)
• pulsar (pulse + quasar)
• sexcapade (sex + escapade)
• sexploitation (sex + exploitation)
• sitcom (situation + comedy)
• slanguage (slang + language)
• smash (smack + mash)
• sportscast (sports + broadcast)
• stagflation (stagnation + inflation)
• staycation (stay home + vacation)
• telegenic (television + photogenic)
• textpectation (text message + expectation)
• workaholic (work + alcoholic)
• Brunch (breakfast + lunch)
See ya for our next post ;)
More information about blend :
http://grammar.about.com/od/ab/g/blendterm.htm
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/knowledge-database/blending

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