Blendwords (portmanteaus)-1st and end syllables
Billkozy on 10/08/2008
|One simple technique to coin a neologism is the blend word. Blendwords take different parts of other words and combine them. Portmanteau is another word for a word that is comprised of parts from two other words. But broadly stated as such, they can be from any of the syllables in the two words.|
In a previous quiz I wrote here on Sploofus called "Blendwords (portmanteaus)- first 2 syllables only" I focused on blendwords that took the first two syllables of different words and combined them, such as "Sci-fi" from "science" and fiction", or "sitcom" from "situation" and "comedy." This quiz however, will stick to words that use the beginning syllable or syllables of one word and combine them with the last syllable or syllables of another word. An example of a silly one would be "sacrilicious" that the TV animated character Homer Simpson coined combining the beginning of "sacrilege" with the end of "delicious." (Homer had been handed a waffle that Marge had scraped off the ceiling and said: "I know I shouldn't eat thee, but -- [bites] Mmm, sacrilicious...."
Come to think of it, many of the Sploofus editors in fact have this type of name, combining "Sploof" from Sploofus with the end syllable or syllables of other words.
Good luck, have fun and please do rate the quiz afterward.
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