I’m Portmanteau Mad Me!

Following the success of my amazing anagram article I’ve decided to post another article demonstrating the fun that can be had with words of the English Language. Today we shall be covering Portmanteaus.

A Portmanteau is a word that is created by combining two existing words. Popular examples include:

  • Insania – Combination of Insane and Mania: popularised by mid 90s pop-sensation Peter Andre
  • Enginuity – Combination of Engine and Ingenuity: It’s the name of the Design museum in Ironbridge
  • Feminazis – Combination of Feminist and Nazi: Famous Femiazis include Germaine Greer and uuumm… I couldn’t actually find any others I’d heard of (even using Google!)

Portmanteaus can also be used to give people great nicknames here are a few:

  • Phevans – Combination of Phil and Evans: Loud, fat-faced wally from Tamworth
  • Bevans – Combination of Ben and Evans: Grumpy para character from Wenners
  • Degans – Combination of Dog and Evans: The Evans Family Pet
  • Nence – Combination of Ell and Nonce: Nickname given to Elliott Russell in the Early Naughties

Portmanteaus are very common in the fascinating world of Hybrid animals, here are some of my favourites:

  • Zorse – Combination of Zebra and a horse
  • Zonkey– Combination of a Zebra and a Donkey
  • Cama – Combination of a Camel and a Lama
  • Liger – You should know what this one is by now
  • Wolphin – If you don’t know this one you need to read the blog more often

Try making your own up and using them in conversation to confuse people. Post your best ones as comments, there will be an ace prize!

Pete Graham xXx

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7 Responses to “I’m Portmanteau Mad Me!”

  1. Phevans Says:

    I have been known to refer to Tamworth as Aceworth in polite conversation, however I’m sure I can come up with some better portmanteaus given time

  2. petegraham Says:

    Ok so Phil has set the bar extremely low, surely someone can do better than that?

  3. Kyle Nene Says:

    super chewsday
    super windsday
    super thirstday

  4. Phevans Says:

    Evidently not

    How about rubbeer as the new name for C2, it combines its two traits of being rubbish and being beer (and tasting a bit like rubber)?

  5. petegraham Says:

    Petedown = Pete + Beatdown

    The Act of a person named Pete delivering a Beatdown at a Hardcore gig.

  6. petegraham Says:

    MayClub = May + GayClub

    A gayClub filled entirely of Men with the Surname May.

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    […] I’m been claiming for years that intelligence and skill of WWE superstars is severely underrated. I now have proof, many many Wrestlers use Portmanteau’s as their finishing moves here are a few: […]

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