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Sweet tooth fairies

The rise of a language mashup

By Erin McKean
January 24, 2010

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Have you ever met a sweet tooth fairy? A sweet tooth fairy isn’t an especially congenial version of the mythical childhood creature, nor is it an epithet for the actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who plays a kind of muscular lunk of a tooth fairy in a new movie. It’s a combination of two two-word phrases that, when overlapped, make ... (Full article: 863 words)

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