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overcommatize

verb; analogy
to excessively use commas There seem to be two novel aspects of this word formation: adding over- and adding –ize to a common noun. First, many compounds are formed with the prefix ‘over-’ (overachieve, overcharge, overuse) to indicate an excessive amount of something, and here the speaker was referring to an excessive amount of commas. Secondly, the suffix ‘–ize’ is common in making nouns into verbs (synthesize, materialize), and here the speaker is referring to the act of using commas.
 
I think you overcommatize.
Etymology : “over-“(excessively) + “comma” + “-tize” (verb suffix)
Source : Conversation with father
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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