Down with ‘anagrinds’
Keep jargon at bay
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Not being a regular visitor to the Guardian website I have only just noticed Hugh Stephenson’s recent newsletters. Hugh is The Guardian’s crossword editor.
There are several paragraphs on a subject on which I am in total agreement with Hugh – the use of dreadful neologisms, mostly portmanteau words, like anagrind and inserticator in crossword reviews. Regular followers of this site know that their use is actively discouraged. I loved the suggestion expressed by Barry E. on anagrind – ‘Whoever it was that coined the word should be taken out and shot, revived and shot again for a Sisyphean eternity.'”
Feel free to add your views on this subject.