Monthly Archives: June 2010

Portmanteaux P.S.

Hot off the press!

This morning on the CBS Sunday Morning show was a piece on the MIRDLE… the Man Girdle.

Wish I’d thought of it myself!

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Praise the Portmanteaux

No… I’m not talking about  fine wine.

Thanks to my new Bend friend, Anita, I’ve learned that there’s a name for those “morphed” words we create: smog from smoke and fog,  blog from web and log, Brangelina from … well, you get the point.

I did a little googling on the portmanteau (eaux-plural) and like potato chips, I couldn’t stop with just one! Spork, brunch, Spanglish. I fall asleep thinking of new ones. Tune in.

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