Friday, July 21, 2006

Portmanteau

If you've finished the Tigger story (and if you haven't you swine, you are not to do anything else until you do. GO READ NOW!), you'll know about portmanteaus (or portmanteaux).

The word itself is one of my favorites, but it means putting two words together (also known as a neologism), such as:


email

brash

goodbye

chillax

chortle

guesstimate

cineplex

emoticon

freeware

genome

pixel

glob

goon

sweep

televangelist

smog

brunch

sitcom

scuzzy

prissy

camcorder

muppet



But the way I figure it, Monkey Barn can do much better, right? So let's leave some great comments and make up our own Portmanteaux!

Lorderion

3 comments:

kapgar said...

My username already is a portmanteaux, or, more specifically, a concatination (sp?).

For those who are going out drinking, here are a few that may make ordering in an inebriated state that much easier...

shoquila = shot of tequila
vocks = vodka rocks
wheat = whiskey neat
pitcheer = pitcher of beer

And the most important...

bathurl = "where's the bathroom, I'm gonna hurl."

tiff said...

I have so much to learn..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portmanteaux

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

OK OK. here we go
Barn+Overlord=Barverlord

All hail Barverlord Hyperion!