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I’m a self-employed lexicographer. From time to time I’ll post some of my thoughts and ideas here about lexicography and dictionaries.

My current lexicographical project is titled¬†Mixed Blessings, and it’s about blend words (sometimes called portmanteau words) that are combinations of names of religions and denominations. Some of the more than 1,000 words I’m studying are: bapticostal, episcolutheran, fundagelical,¬†jubu, mennocostal, pentevangelical, quagan, quanglican, and sushi. (Can you determine which religions or denominations make up each of those words?)