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bacne

noun; blending
skin lesions like pimples or zits localized to one’s backside. Bacne is usually associated with excessive, extreme skin lesions on the back; a few zits or pimples on the back generally are not classified as bacne. The speaker sought a clever way to describe chronic, prolific acne on the back. She also realized that back and acne both share an ‘ac’ sound overlap such that the two words can be blended in a creative fashion. This could have just been an error in which she just misspoke and combined back and acne such that it caught on as being a slang term for acne on the back. Because there is no specific term that describes pimples and pustules on the back, the speaker felt compelled to generate a novel formation by blending the two words of back and acne. Both words flow together because they share the same sounds with a low front vowel ‘a’ as in cat and the velar stop ‘k’ as in king. Because back and acne are similar in their sounds, the speaker felt that combining both words would be clever in conveying and detailing the chronic skin lesions on her back. Bacne is a simple, catchy phrase that can be used to describe a common ailment of greasy, oily teenagers going through puberty. Because the word is relatively simple and an effective, understandable term, the speaker thought that by blending both words, she could pique the interest of the public and describe the effectiveness of the product.
 
After taking Proactiv solution for a week, my bacne started to clear up.
Etymology : Blending of b(ack) and acne
Source : Proactiv® Solution Anti-Acne Infomercial
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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