Language is both a hobby and a core component of my job. So I’m fascinated by the ways we use it.

Good, useful portmanteaus are a special favorite. What’s a portmanteau?

It’s a blending of two words into one. For example, smoke plus fog makes smog.

A co-worker and I were discussing our plans for Saturday and Sunday a couple weeks ago. Being the proactive and responsible type that he is, he planned to come in to do some work when our offices are empty and free of the myriad distractions caused by people.

I can’t remember which of us coined the term so I’ll give him credit for calling it a “workend.”


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Appropriate for this morning as I get ready for work… /sadface

Have a good weekend, or workend if you must!


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