Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-19-06, 07:31 PM   #1
Senor Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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?
!!Comatoa$ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-06, 10:01 PM   #2
Prefers Cicero
cooker's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
Posts: 11,982
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2359 Post(s)
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.
cooker is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.