I know some educated wordsmiths sniff at the use of portmanteaus, but I think the creative marrying of 2 words or names is quite charming & very efficient. Why use 2 words when one will suffice? Does your hair stand on end when you hear ginormous (mine does-but this is the only exception!), Brangelina or chillax? Get over it! Most of us have been using portmanteaus for decades. Smog, motel, urinalysis, brunch….so there!
Guess which two words combined to make these mash up words:
- Adultolescence (hope I spelled that correctly!)
How do you feel about portmanteaus? Know any good ones?
Missed are last post about word mash ups? Check out Oh Please! Portmanteaus.
Photo credits: McD worker- forwardstl via flickr.com and darling labradoodle puppy from Goodcook’s Tumblr page.