I found "o-matic" in my dashboard of wordpress.com. There is "Read-o-Matic". And there are some news from staff. What does it mean? I feel it's "recommended to read", isn't it?
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This term comes from a number of American mechanical devices, and "omatic" is short for "automatic."
The so-called "Veg-o-matic" was an automatic vegetable slicer.
"Mince-o-matic" was an automatic meat mincer.
And "read-o-matic" would be an automatic reader (machine).
Does anyone know of the first use of this?
It seems a 1950s term, the only example I can find is Ford's first automatic transmission the "cruise-o-matic" in 1958.