PortmanteauWords

Think about the possibilities, for poesy and/or humorous effect, of combining two words, e.g.:

... as per Chapter VI of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass wherein Humpty Dumpty explains the poem "Jabberwocky":

'That'll do very well,' said Alice: 'and "slithy"?'

'Well, "slithy" means "lithe and slimy." "Lithe" is the same as "active." You see it's like a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up into one word.'

(cf. TooClever (5 Apr 2004), ...)


TopicLanguage - TopicHumor - TopicPoetry - Datetag20070324


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