So, I've seen the suffix -arama, but I am also used to -orama, which is the correct to use along 'rate'?

souce: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/492/where-does-the-suffix-arama-as-in-foodarama-come-from


You'd use '-orama' or more correctly '-o-rama.' So, 'rate-o-rama.'

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  • +1. I like the o-rama form because it's more symmetrical and easier to see the pronunciation. – jackgill Jun 24 '11 at 19:51
  • +1. Agreed. Ratorama sounds like fun for rodents though. – Jon Purdy Jun 24 '11 at 20:22
  • As long as you're aware of the fact that the Greek roots are (h)ora + ma... – Cerberus_Reinstate_Monica Jun 24 '11 at 22:10

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