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Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


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

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Portmanteau Words


A portmanteau word is created by combining two existing words. They are sometimes eventually recognized by dictionaries, but more often, they appear as slang and quickly fade into obsolescence. A common and relevant example is blog (web + log).

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