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How does "Ice Flingomatic" get its name?


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2 hours ago, renamoe said:

What does "Flingomatic" mean here, and what is it combined of?

See, actually, the machine is a rather odd thing. It's actually mainly constructed of the ice in the recipe, and it flings gears, or as some people call them, "omatics"

So it is a machine made of ice that flings omatics.

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13 minutes ago, Auth said:

See, actually, the machine is a rather odd thing. It's actually mainly constructed of the ice in the recipe, and it flings gears, or as some people call them, "omatics"

So it is a machine made of ice that flings omatics.

I gotta give you kudos for that signature. What is your favorite quote? (Apologies for not being on topic)

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2 hours ago, Well-met said:

"o-matic" is a fairly common suffix for many purposes. It would be highly unlikely that you've never heard of it before.

Omatic is not really a suffix, the ic part is, but it means pertaining to, and is not a good fix. The suffix also makes the word an adjective, which shouldn’t be after its noun in English. The er suffix would have been the best fit.

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Very commonly used, often in a humorous way. It's to make a machine sound advanced and futuristic.
Oftentimes it'll be for simple tasks with no apparent need for automation. "Cut your laundry time in half with the new Fold-o-matic 2000!!"

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-o-matic

Similarly, you'll see "-o-meter" for machines that measure random things.

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