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These pairs differ from all of the examples discussed above because the element added to the second word is not a prefix with an identifiable meaning, but instead a sequence of letters that is coincidentally identical to a negatory word.
These projects often frame the negatory, that is, landscapes and their subcultures lost under the stressors of urban development.
Topics include the Medieval myth of ritual murder by proxy; humor as an integral part of the contemporary legend process; and negatory rumors such as rumors of death and rumors of bogus moon landings.