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    When 'combination ' is abbreviated, why do we say 'combo' and not 'combi '?
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    When 'combination ' is abbreviated, why do we say 'combo' and not 'combi '?
    I was literally thinking about this the other day lol, it makes no sense to me
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    why does Jessica become Jessy and not Jessi ?

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    Because words that end in an 'i/ee' sound in English tend to sound cutesy (grammatically; a diminuitive) and since combo is not intented to be like that, they simply shortened the syllables & letters to combo instead.
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    Because Batman.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    why does Jessica become Jessy and not Jessi ?

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    Because Jessica is my name and I can personalise it if I want to.

    Combination hasn't given anyone permission to personalise their name though.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    Because Jessica is my name and I can personalise it if I want to.

    Combination hasn't given anyone permission to personalise their name though.
    Combination is entitled to be called Combo, Combi, Kumbaya or whatever
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    My theory is that combo is a mix of "combination" and "of", hence the "o".....or something
 
 
 
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