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    Blogster and hoaxster

    Dear all,

    I am currently writing a seminar paper on -ster suffixation and have encountered a problem - I have found these two words (blogster, hoaxster) and can't find the difference in use between them and blogger and hoaxer, respectively. Is there really any, and if there is not, what would be the motivation to come up with these alternatives?

    I will be thanksful for any comments regarding this issue.

    Have a nice day! Eugenie

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    Re: Blogster and hoaxster

    Where did you find those words? That may give us a clue.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Blogster and hoaxster

    I would use "blogger" and "hoaxster." A lot of it is what sounds good or is common.

    English is flexible, however, especially with the coining of new words and formations using suffixes.

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    Re: Blogster and hoaxster

    I would use "blogger" and "hoaxer". I have heard "blogster" - it seems to be used to make the person sound more hip, trendy, cool, currently relevant. I have never heard "hoaxster".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Blogster and hoaxster

    Thank you for your responses!

    I have found these words on wiktionary and then googled them to find some examples:
    "Not even the famous hoaxster, Clifford Irving, would try to sell this snake oil." "The hoaxsters finished by wishing Joseph Biden luck as the new president.
    Hacked Fox News Twitter Account Declares Obama Died byInternational Business Times - US ed."
    - so I am really not sure, where is the difference between hoaxer/hoaxster :/

    - concerning "blogster": I wasn't able to find any examples, just this definition: "http://www.wordsense.eu/blogster/", so it is probably a false alarm.

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