game change-y
Posted: 29 October 2017 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This review of a series called “Ray Donavan” (Showtime) had this as part of the review of the series season’s finale episode:

“Although it’s unclear what — or who — puts Ray in a permanent New York state of mind (something to do with daughter Bridget, perhaps?), it’s safe to assume something drastic and game change-y occurs in the episode.”

I have not seen “game change-y” before. Is this something new, or are they trying to create a new way of saying, “ game changing”?

Posted: 29 October 2017 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There are examples of this (with various punctuation and spelling choices) dating back to 2011.

October 26, 2011
But Mr. Klees is insisting that his move to seek the Speaker’s chair is not so game-changey at all, telling reporters on Tuesday:
Sun May 15 2011
In just those few lines about the Time Lord called the Corsair, we get a lot of game-changey stuff, too
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
We here at Vegan Kicks love to find out about new companies and brands who sorta come out of nowhere and do big, game changey thangs.

I would not be surprised if all of these were completely independent coinages. Ad hoc formation of adjectives using the suffix -y is common.
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