August 07 2009
A Mystery-y-ish-y Word Trend: The -Y Suffix Has Gone Bananas. Buffyisms like "crayon-breaky, heart-of-darkness-y, out-of-the-loopy, stammery, twelve-steppy, and unminiony" kicked off a larger lexical trend. The Oxford Press USA blog collects "Buffy-esque adjectives" and finds some crazy uses as far back as 1024.
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