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Retronyms I



jedleyJedley on 12/23/2005

RetronymsI Photo The American Heritage Dictionary defines a retronym as A word or phrase created because an existing term that was once used alone needs to be distinguished from a term referring to a new development, as acoustic guitar in contrast to electric guitar or analog watch in contrast to digital watch.

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The image to the left used to be just a pen. Now we have to call it a fountain pen to distinguish it from the new-fangled _______________ (ballpoint pen).

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