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Another linguistic faux-phobia, which can be found on a variety of t-shirts, is “Polyamory is wrong! It should be multiamory or polyphilia, but combining Greek and Latin roots is just wrong!”

For reference, there are actually many well-established macaronic or hybrid words in English, including monolingual, automobile, neuroscience, and television.


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Jan. 30th, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
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