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English Word Formation: Strategies for Cognitive Teaching to Language Students

Table 2: Covid neologisms formed by means of blending

Neologism Stems
caremongering*coronasplaining*** carecorona scaremongeringmansplaining**
* A movement that has emerged in Canada to help those who are at greater risk of health complications from a new coronavirus infection. Its goal is to spread concern, not panic.
** mansplaining is the condescending manner of a man when he explains something to a woman using simplified language;***coronasplaining is a situation when a person tries to explain something related to COVID-19 but does not understand the subject himself.
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