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An Irish Times review used the word 'pubaurant' and people weren't having it

At all.

IN YESTERDAY’S IRISH Times, there was a complimentary review for Dublin restaurant/bar Marcel’s on Merrion Row.

As lovely as the review was, there was a word used in the headline that has sparked scenes across social media.

And that word was ‘pubaurant’

pubaurant Source: IrishTimes

An obvious portmanteau between pub and restaurant might seem innocuous enough.

But it’s struck a nerve

Irish people have come together with a clear, unified voice on this important issue

Pubaurant might not catch on

It just hasn’t had a good debut weekend in Ireland

Some portmanteaus are more equal than others

This was bound to happen

The people have spoken.

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