[DWJ] Topia (OT)

Sally Odgers sodgers at Iinet.net.au
Sun Jul 5 23:06:21 EDT 2009


I appeal to the learned minds on this list. What does the suffix "topia"
mean? It keeps cropping up in made-up names. Fairytopia, Dinotopia etc. I
suspect it belong to a specific word and has been borrowed without regard to
linguistic sense, somewhat as "holic" gets tagged on to words where it has
no business. It obviously ought to be "ic" only.

 

Alcohol-ic

Chocolate-ic

Work-ic

 

But topia..

 

Sally O 

 



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