Cosmetic clippings

An coupon offer today from AAA for a mani-pedi at a San Jose salon. I suppose the clippings mani (for manicure) and pedi (for pedicure, though it’s also attested for pedicab) have been around for quite some time, but this was the first time I’d really appreciated them.

On an ecard:

The two clippings are very frequently combined, as here:

7 Ways To Make Your Mani/Pedi Last Longer (link)

Mani-Pedi Do’s and Don’t! (link)

Welcome to MPC! Mani Pedi Cutie offers exceptional personal attention with knowledge and superior service. (link)

How often Do you have a Mani and Pedi? (link)

(I can’t help thinking of Manipedi as a Hindu god.)


2 Responses to “Cosmetic clippings”

  1. Putting the man in manicure « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] (On the clippings mani for manicure and pedi for pedicure, see here.) […]

  2. POP goes the taxi | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] portmanteau — combining the clipped compound mani-pedi (a manicure plus a pedicure; see here) and the compound pedicab ‘pedal-operated […]

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