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comment What are the implicit rules for creating new portmanteaux in English?
follow-up question: can I invent "portmantuple", or does that break the rules? (or should that be "Portmanteauple"?)
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Which is correct: coming down the “pike” or “pipe”?
Google's ngram indicates that the "pike" version predates "pipe" and is more common, generally.
Oct
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comment “Was” and “were”, which is correct in this context? Can a mood be established in a terminating clause?
because if the subjunctive mood was not moribund, more people would object to the formulation of this sentence. :)
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awarded  Caucus
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answered What's the noun-form of “not working”?
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comment What’s the parent of a clone called?
You'd probably get a more precise answer over at biology.stackexchange.com
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Jul
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comment An antonym for “what you might have assumed”
Very good. I like it.
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accepted An antonym for “what you might have assumed”
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answered How to avoid ambiguity in “I am renting an apartment in New York”?
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comment An antonym for “what you might have assumed”
Yes, indeed that was the word I was looking for. John Lawler already suggested it in his comment to the original post. But if he doesn't post it as an answer, I'll select yours.
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answered What does “find someone well” mean?
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comment An antonym for “what you might have assumed”
@john lawler guessed it (and knew it when he got it): "Counter-intuitive". (I knew I was close, I just couldn't come up with it).