Love me a portmanteau

“A portmanteau is two words smushed together to make a new word that combines the meaning of the original two. Think “brunch.” These frankenwords (that’s one right there) give you more meaning with less wordz!”
– said someone on the internet

wordsMy favs:

“Frankenwords” from above.

Masturdating — going alone to a movie or dinner

Textpectation – anticipation when waiting for a text

Carcolepsy – when a person always falls asleep when the car starts moving

Unkeyboardinated – continually makes miskates mistakes while typing

Beerboarding / Shotboarding* (I made that up) – extracting secrets from someone by getting them drunk

Doppelbanger – someone who has sex with someone who looks like them, but is not related to them

Top five from:

And blog, of course.

I also like “truthiness” so very much!  It’s not a portmanteau, but it strikes a perfect, reverberating chord.  Where has it been all my life?!  Thank you Stephen Colbert for speaking it out loud.

Have a good weekend…

*© Shotboarding by Likelinley







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