Forum: extra syllables


Approaching Old Fart-dom and having grown up with a grammatically exacting mother, one of my pet hates is all the extra syllables that creep into the language, such as importATION and exportATION trather than the ‘import’ and ‘export’ that was once universal. I blame all the pompous pontifical pollies and bumptious bureaucrats, but that’s for another day.  When these gratuitous additions come from patients however it can be a nice bit of harmless fun.  Here are a couple I’ve come across lately to get people started:

UrINal Sachets, ExforAge (long ‘A’ and soft ‘g’ to give it a nice French sound), X-ER-ray, PanadeinOForte …

Any more?

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