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Fiberccino

noun; blending and clipping
A cappuccino that has a fiber supplement in it This strange word comes from an advertisement for benefiber. Some inventive advertising executive wanted to demonstrate how the product could be taken with any sort of drink, including tea, juice, milk, coffee, and even a cappuccino. Fiberccinco, an eye-catching word (and quite useful for advertising), was created both to draw the viewer into reading the full advertisement and to demonstrate the flexibility of the product.
 
FIBERCCINO.
Etymology : From FIBER < French fibre < Latin fibra, akin to filum ‘thread’, + CCINO ending from cappuccino < Italian capuchin, an allusion to the brown habit worn by friars
Source : An advertisement in the Reader’s Digest, p. 177
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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