Columbia Journalism Review
Updated: 14 hours 11 min ago
Britain is thinking about getting out of the European Union. That has led to the coining of a new term, “Brexit,” a combination of “British” and “exit.” Though it sounds a little bit like a British biscuit (cookies to Americans), it has caught on. “Brexit” is a “portmanteau,” a new word formed by a combination of two other words, like...