July 10th, 2011

happy

clip it!

I love clipping. This is when you shorten a word to one of its parts, and there are gobs of examples of it all throughout English: "gym", "'za", "flu".

I'm especially a fan of really inappropriate slangy clipping, like "whatevs" and "brilly". And in following along that playful, slangy path, I generally love super ridiculous ("ridics!") ones. contessagrrl and I have taken this to absurd extremes -- "hilars", "adorbs" -- and it makes me giggle every time.

How do you feel about slangy clipping?