14 May, 2019 at 7:52 am #1114303
We now live in an age of new weird and wonderful words…most are a combination of 2 words…so my new favourite word I heard on the radio the other day…a guest on Radio 5Live rang in and used the word
Cargument….she said they like to have a good argument in the car away from the kids lol
Want to share your faves or ones you have made up?
1 member liked this post.14 May, 2019 at 8:55 am #1114305
The term for this is ‘Portmanteau’ (a good word in itself).
The term portmanteau was first used by Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass:
“Well, ‘slithy’ means “lithe and slimy” and ‘mimsy’ is “flimsy and miserable”. You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.”
Interestingly, the word portmanteau itself is also a blend of two different words: porter (to carry) and manteau (a cloak).
Portmanteau words are extremely popular in modern-day English and new word combinations are regularly popping up, here are just a mere few for example;
One of my outright favourites is ‘Opporchancity’, you know… Because you can’t have a chance without an opportunity…. Or an opportunity without a chance.
14 May, 2019 at 3:06 pm #1114324
- This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Smegly.
FREAKZOID is a great American word, it should be used more often here.
No doubt a few guests will use this word now, in an attempt to clone me.
Fcuking Feakzoids14 May, 2019 at 3:16 pm #1114326
Wimmin…. I blame Koan. He’s infiltrated the whole of JC with his bastardisation if the word woman. It’s leaked into everyone’s vocabulary.15 May, 2019 at 11:32 am #1114345
Hmmmm….first of all….I don’t think Koan infiltrates very deelyp and secondly….well thats wimmen for you….LMAO RATF PML
If any one takes Koan’s wimmen thing too seriously then in my opinion…they got a real problem with being a woman….well that’s wimmen for you…LMAO RATF PML….
I like women very much…..I went wimmin the channel the other day….got hit by a ferry but i made France….LMAO RATF PML