The horrid words Grexit and Grexident have been around for some time, and now today, oh joy, we have a Greferendum.
It's a hideous word for a hideous situation. Will oxi* prove to be Scylla or Charybdis for the Greek people?
Painting by Henry Fuseli
I have no idea what is going to happen either way, and I don't believe anyone else does, either.
All I can say is, Heaven save Hellas.
Word Not To Use Today: Greferendum. This is a nasty mixture of Greek and referendum, and I suppose its coinage was inevitable.
As far as I can see, though, it wasn't widely used before this last week.
*Oxi is the Greek for no. Yes is nai.