Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Portmanteaux

During my last post, I discovered something so interesting that it is time for a spin-off.
Image obtained from www.buzzfeed.com

As it turns out, portmanteaux (despite being an obviously French word) are a lot of fun.  The above picture is not really a portmanteau; it is more of a pun (but that's okay because puns are even more fun than most everything)

Here are some examples, in the random-ish order that they come to me (feel free to add some of your own in the comments):
  • blog
  • snirt = snow + dirt
  • snice = snow + ice
  • mockumentary
  • chillax
  • liger
  • Spanglish
  • advertainment
  • ginormous
  • spork
  • malware
  • guesstimate
  • Hazmat
  • tangelo
  • croissanwich
  • grood

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