All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘back-formation’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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Orphan Negatives: Words You Probably Think Exist


We talked about couth before — a word that was created via back-formation. I suppose it’s become common enough that …

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Is Couth a Word?


Have you ever used the word couth? It wasn’t long ago that the word was unrecognized by dictionaries — what …

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