It's the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a tale that casts a long shadow in many domains, including the linguistic.
Jon Cohen has compiled a glossary of "Franken-" prefixed neologisms, from Frankenberry to Frankenschlongs to Frankenpastry.
Frankenrobot A robot, created at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, that had a "brain" made of rat neurons placed on a multielectrode array.
Frankenschlongs Penises with transplanted erectile tissue, created in rabbits by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Frankenshoes Platform shoes with wedge heels or sneakers with heels.
Frankensites University websites that have conflicting material posted by professors and their departments.
Frankenspuds Genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to blight. Also known as Frankenfries.
A glossary of Frankenwords [Jon Cohen/Science Magazine]
(via Beyond the Beyond)