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    Rules for making hybrid words

    At least that is the name I think they are called, you know words like brifters - brake shifters, or how about boccliflower - broccoli and cauliflower.

    Are there any rules for making up these words? Are they constructed in alphabetical order, or in the way that is easiest to get your tounge around?

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    There are no rules but there is a principle: you have to include enough of each word that people recognize both words, at least after it's pointed out.

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