Monday, August 15, 2011

Apocope of frequently used words

Pamela > Pam
Repository > Repo
Alligator > gator (Aphesis)
Crocodile > Croc
Professor > Prof, which is pronounced differently from the first syllable in professor
Password/Passcode > pass (customer service agents have started using this when you call banks, etc)
Photograph > Photo
American > merican (Aphesis)
Opossum > possum (aphesis)
synchronization > sync, synch, syncro, or synchro (recall sync rate in flying)
Alexander > Alex
Massachusetts > Mass
Agriculture > Ag
obituary > obit
reservation > res
promotion  > pro(h)mo
Condominium > condo

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