In The Guardian today, Andrew Rawnsley writes that the Prime Minister would have a wafer and volatile majority. On the assumption that "wafer" here is not simply a misprint for "wafer-thin", what do we have?
Has a new adjective has come into being -- "wafer" with the sense of "exceptionally thin"?
Do we have a phrase consisting of an Attributive Noun ("wafer") and an Adjective ("volatile")?
In the case of (2), is it legitimate to have a noun preceded by a phrase containing a mixture of an Attributive Noun and an Adjective?
I realize that at the moment, this is a single instance of the use of a word, but it seems to me to raise issues which are interesting beyond simply the example itself.