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Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine

Norman Nescio Silver badge
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Undecimates is not a word.

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

And as decimate, meaning reduce by 1 in 10, comes from the Latin decem, meaning 'ten', then a reduction of 9%, which is near enough 1 in 11, by the same process, would come from the Latin undecem, meaning eleven. Reducing the workforce by 5% (1 in 20) would be vigintimate by the same process.

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