Statistics Saturday: 24 Words Prefixed By “Thermo” For No Good Reason


  1. thermocookie
  2. thermobook
  3. thermowolverine
  4. thermomansard
  5. thermoglasses
  6. thermodemocracy
  7. thermomumford
  8. thermosons
  9. thermoscraping
  10. thermoyard
  11. thermovalentine
  12. thermoflight
  13. thermoquarrelsome
  14. thermokippy
  15. thermoscoop
  16. thermolight
  17. thermoworkforce
  18. thermosoup
  19. thermoverbal
  20. thermoshort
  21. thermofling
  22. thermorain
  23. thermobounce
  24. thermoyipping

Next week: why didn’t my spell check object to “thermosons”, “thermoscoop”, “thermoshort”, and “thermoyard”? How can any of these possibly be wordlike constructs?

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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

7 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: 24 Words Prefixed By “Thermo” For No Good Reason”

  1. As soon as I post this comment I’m going to do what allthoughtswork recommends,lol, and see what happens when you replace with hot.
    The crazy thing about this post (which I love) is the autocorrect. When the most benign words are autocorrected to shellfish words. Like right there. “Hellish” autocorrected to shellfish.

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    1. Good luck! I do enjoy the syntactic nonsense that can arise from letting autocorrect go wild with partly constructed syllables. I used that trick once when I needed a sufficiently off-sounding science fictional name (I forget which, now) and it just got this perfect flow of being not-quite-right.

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