Portmanteau! Oh? OH! PortmantOH!


A dear friend of mine and I used to relish in the existence of sexy, nerdy, juicy words.  REAL words.  The kind of words that give you little goose bumps on your neck when people use them correctly.  They will make guest appearances on this blog, but it will be mostly devoted to the kind of words that most people feel pretty damn split on; portmanteaus.

portmanteau: blend: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; “`smog’ is a blend of `smoke’ and `fog’”; “`motel’ is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor’ and `hotel’”; “`brunch’ is a well-known portmanteau

You hear teenagers drop them in conversations and read them in their status updates and text messages.

You see a certain phone company pump them out in obnoxious fluorescent bus ads.

You say them yourself without even realizing they are coming out of your mouth.

Portmanteaus have become omnipresent and personally, I LOVE THEM.  So this blog is devoted to you, portmanteaus.  I find you ridicu-awesome.

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