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« on: 23/09/2009 22:49:01 »
Hi all,

Me and my son really love joining two words together to make one. For example "gutteral Utterances" become "gutterances." Swimming with your arms whilst walking on the pool or sea bottom is a "swalk." Farting and burping at tha same time is a "furp." An "extreme sport" is a sporteme. An "Ugly Duckling" is a "dugly."

I would like to add more to my dictionary. Can anyone think of some really good ones?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 24/09/2009 08:12:40 »
You should get good responses from the Aussies for this. That's pretty much how 'strine' came about.

Examples:

Gungadin = I can't get in.
MNX = Ham and eggs
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/09/2009 14:39:26 »
Me and my son really love joining two words together to make one.

A pair of portmanteauists  :).

http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/portmant.htm

The above link has "knork" (knife & fork combo), but omits "spork" (spoon & fork combo).
The above link does include the noun "zonkey" (zebra+donkey*), which should also be an adjective,
 e.g. "I've drank too many beers and I feel a bit zonkey". 

Also see ... http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:List_of_protologisms


* A donkey with three legs is of course a "wonkey", (I'll get my coat). 
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« Reply #4 on: 24/09/2009 16:46:08 »
A friend once came up with the word 'thinkles' during a conversation about thick ankles.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/09/2009 02:06:37 »
funkers - NO, I will NOT spell it out.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/09/2009 21:33:59 »
Thanks RD for telling us what we have been doing for so long and I will add the thinkles to my vocab of conjoined words. I really need some more contributions though. For example a back catalogue could be a bacalogue.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2009 10:26:16 »
The New Yorker used to have a yearly competition on this...


though I cannot find any online refs to it.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2009 17:18:23 »
Computer monitor = comitor
Mobile phone - mobone
Spaghetti Bolognese - spaghinese
 

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« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2009 18:24:04 »
Chicken Soup = Choup
Swine Flu = Swu
Blow Job = Blob
 

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« Reply #10 on: 04/10/2009 20:58:49 »
That's odd.  I've never seen a so-called "knork"



I suppose it would be handy of you only had one, (hand that is).
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/10/2009 23:25:01 »
Watching a Sylvester Stallone film at Christmas - Chrimbo.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/10/2009 19:32:49 »
I'm very keen on the man boobs one = Moobs. It is my favourite.
The recent goody is the result of Kermit and Miss Piggy mating. They would have a baby Frig.
 

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