12 Most Portmanteaunamous Portmanteaus

12 Most Portmanteaunamous Portmanteaus

I’ve been blogging for a little while now and I don’t know about you, but between my two personal blogs and a bunch of guest posts I do each month I feel as though I have officially run out of words. You would think there were more words in the English language, but once you cross off the ones that kind of suck or are inappropriate, there isn’t a whole lot left.

So there is only one thing left to do. Use made up words. And the best way to do that is to combine two words that already exist. It’s called a portmanteau (yeah, I have no idea how to pronounce that either).

So after digging through my 6th grade level vocabulary and of course my 3rd grade level maturity, I have come up with the following list of my favorite portma… uhhh… words that are smushed together. Enjoy!

1. Twidiot (Twitter + idiot)

This is defined as someone who Tweets incessantly about insignificant or trifling events. The only problem with this definition is that it pretty much describes everyone on Twitter. Except you of course. You’re brilliant.

2. Craptacular (crap + spectacular)

The ultimate in crapiness. Something that is so crappy that it’s spectacular. If craptacular doesn’t quite get it done for you, you could always use craptastic (crap + fantastic). Personally I’m more of a craptastic guy myself. Wait… that didn’t come out right.

3. Turducken (turkey + chicken + duck)

The trifecta of portmanteaus. This is the nastiness of stuffing a chicken into a duck and then stuffing that concoction into a Turkey and then cooking it. Just the way nature intended.

4. Snark (snide + remark)

I know nothing about this one.

5. Bootylicious (booty + delicious)

The term bootylicious is most often used to describe the 12 Most writing staff. And what can I say? They’re right. We’re all bootylicious.

6. Badvertising (bad + advertising)

Remember those Burger King commercials with the really creepy plastic looking King guy peering into windows and running up and down football fields? That’s badvertising.

7. Sheeple: (sheep + people)

Sheeple are people that are unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. For example, when you have a law firm that joins Pinterest and starts pinning pictures of themselves because they heard everyone else is using it it, they are just being sheeple.

8. Boregasm (boredom + orgasm)

The act of reaching the climax of boredom. For example, have you ever had one of those big yawns where you wish you could unhinge your jaw? I’m pretty sure that’s a sign of a boregasm. Which reminds me. Stop yawning!

9. Hangry (hungry + angry)

When you are so hungry that you become angry. Remember that time that you were at Chili’s and the waitress took 35 minutes before coming by to take your drink order? Well, the point where you were doing that exaggerated deep breath, rolling your eyes, looking around for the manager and slamming your hands on the table is when you crossed the line into being hangry.

10. Moobs (man + boobs)

Man boobs. Yeah, man boobs are not bootylicious.

11. Failtacular (fail + spectacular)

A fail so epic that it is actually considered to be a win. If only you had it on video… you could be on Tosh.0.

12. Twant (Twitter + rant)

A twant is when you are pretty ticked off at something and the only place you can think of unloading it is Twitter. Of course, this means having to spread it out over the course of several Tweets which leaves us having to piece it all together.

Now, I know there are more. So it’s your turn. In the comments below, rather than calling me names or saying that this post is stupid (although you might have a case there), why don’t you come up with one?

Featured image courtesy of eye of einstein licensed via Creative Commons.

Marc Ensign


I should warn you. I am not a Guru, Jedi, Rock Star or a Ninja. I'm just a guy that knows an awful lot about a bunch of stuff and I like to tell stories about it on my blog. I tend to write mostly about social media, Internet Marketing, SEO, blogging, life, business and the fuzzy stuff in between your toes. I think my stuff is really good. You'll like it…trust me. You should really check it out otherwise I might be highly offended.

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