Today we will learn more about ‘blending words’.
You can review the first lesson here englishtips4u.com/2012/06/27/engclass-blending-words/
You can review the second lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/06/17/engclass-blending-words-2/
You can review the third lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/07/01/engclass-blending-words-3/
Here are some examples of blending words:
1. Globish (global + English).
Meaning: a simplified version of English used by non-native speakers, consisting of the most common words and phrases only.
- Medicare (medical + care).
Meaning: maintenance and restoration of health by the treatment and prevention of disease especially by trained and licensed professionals (as in medicine, dentistry, clinical psychology, and public health).
Urinalysis: (urine + analysis).
Meaning: analysis of urine by physical, chemical, and microscopical means to test for the presence of disease, drugs, etc.
Hi-tech (high + technology).
Meaning: resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices.
Transistor (transfer + resistor).
Meaning: a small electrical device containing a semiconductor, used in televisions, radios, etc.
Vash (volcanic + ash).
Meaning: very small solid particles ejected from a volcano during an eruption which have intermediate axes measuring 2 mm or less.
Workfare: (work + welfare).
Meaning: a welfare system that requires those receiving benefits to perform some work or to participate in job training.
Mediclaim (medical + claim).
Meaning: medical bill submitted to health insurance carriers and other insurance providers for services rendered to patients by providers of care. When you go to the doctor, hospital or other provider, your service generates a bill.
Skylab (sky + laboratory).
Meaning: a space station used for scientific, research and development, medical and/or dental testing, experimentation and/or research.
Vegeburger (vegetable + burger).
Meaning: a patty resembling a hamburger but made with vegetable protein, soybeans, etc., instead of meat.
Lecdem (lecture + demonstration).
Meaning: presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about.
Infotech (information + technology).
Meaning: The hardware, software, and associated technology and businesses that are composed or related to the practice and business of information technology.