Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Brunch Plus Lunch Does Not Equal Blunch

 - Oct 3, 2009
References: twitpic & literalminded.wordpress
Elon James, of This Week in Blackness (a brilliantly done but highly under-updated blog), found this gem of a compound word in Seattle: blunch. As James says, "YOU CAN’T COMBINE LUNCH AND BRUNCH!"

While Blunch is the name of an acclaimed restaurant, and more recently Blunch the band, that doesn’t make it acceptable as the name for a meal. And Blunch isn’t the only idiotic abbreviation spawned recently. The Twitter era has spawned attempts at shortening everything, while simultaneously making blunders go viral.

If blunch bothers you, check out the Literal Minded blog link.