Tag: Abbreviations

Opened Books

10 words you probably didn’t know used to be two words

Everyone knows words like chillax came about from joining chill and relax. But did you know that words like electrocute came from electric and execute?

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11 words you’ve probably forgotten were acronyms

These days, we have lame acronyms like LOL and YOLO. But did you know that words like scuba used to be acronyms too?

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6 words you’ve probably forgotten were short forms

In the age of tweets and Snapchat, words like napkins have become naps and words like delicious, delish. But what words were shortened before social media came along?