Top 10 Mashup Words

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Part of a man is buried in that road (sort of).

Engineer John Loudon McAdam developed an early version of the revolutionary paving material in the early 1800s, and named it macadam after himself.

Tar became the most popular binder for it, leading to the word tarmacadam, now shortened to tarmac.

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