xkcd back-formation

A G&S takeoff by Randall Munroe: In the midst of this: A BA in communications guarantees that you’ll achieve A little less than if you’d learned to underwater basket-weave with the verb underwater basket-weave, backformed from the synthetic compound underwater basket-weaving. (Hat tip to Peter Korn on Google+.) The back-formed verb basket-weave is itself very common. … Continue reading xkcd back-formation