Vickyhere,To be honest I found it in office documents and in fact it refers to a series of pictures...
May be it has been used by someone who uses internet slangs.
Thank you again!
I've heard the word "prezies" several times; I've seen it spelled "prezzies." This underscores two points:I have a friend, a university professor and Oxford graduate, who always offers to show me the "piccies" from her holiday or asks what I'd like for a "prezie" (present) for my birthday. I find it so *very* strange, but it seems to be accepted in casual discourse.
You picked two example where the short words are lengthened. There may be some examples where longer words are shortened and then suffixes such as "-ccie" are attached, but I don't think it's as common a practice in AE as it apparently is in BE.Oh, that's interesting - so AE doesn't, for example, say "doggie" for "dog" in baby-talk, or "horsey" for horse?
To be fair, cuchu, I don't think you'd find "polie" in BrE eitherA common AE slang term for pictures, especially in the press that's better used for fish wrap than reading, is pix.
Bicycle=>bike, not bikie
Tricycle=>tryke/trike, not trikie
Politician=>pol, not polie or lying son-of-a-seahorse
President=prexie (again, in the unreadable yellow press)
The Oxford English Dictionary lists as synonyms for pic(tures)I should add, Vickyhere, that "piccies" is internet slang. I've never heard anyone actually say it out loud.
Results 1 - 10 of about 43,800 for "Tin Lizzy".What about naming a car Elizabeth, after a common long form of a name for a horse, Bessie. Step two: find a diminutive form that is short and ends in "ie".
There you have the etymology of the popular nickname for the Ford Model T,