Portmanteaus can be dumb or brilliant, but either way they are necessary to convey a number of necessary messages in today’s day and age.
We have used the same general vocabulary words for centuries, regardless how much every day life has changed. Despite all of the language monotony, a few new words and portmanteaus have managed to infiltrate the system.
By definition, a portmanteau is something consisting of two or more parts.
A literary portmanteau is the combination of two words that create a new meaning.
For instance, ‘brunch’ is a combination of ‘breakfast’ and ‘lunch’, literally and figuratively.
Brunch is a commonly used portmanteau to this day, although it was originally added to the Webster Dictionary in 1913.
The boom of technology and the Internet has changed every day life, and as a result, many new portmanteaus have cropped up in our common knowledge vocabulary, like ‘texting,’ ‘sexting’ and ‘Googling.’
These 21 brilliant portmanteaus you will only find in the Urban Dictionary, at least as of now.
Each one describes modern society perfectly and in such genius ways, you never know some of these portmanteaus might be in the official dictionary before long!
Do you know someone who’s always nerdjacking a conversation?
Everything taste like chicken..
Sometimes there is just thing as a stupid question.
This is definitely me. I’m completely unkeyboardinated.
Narcissist is also a good world for people who only think of their YOUNIVERSE
There they go “Discovering” things again..
Too many people suffer from carcolepsy.
It’s important to stay awake with the driver, unless you want them to fall victim to this condition as well.
I’m a bad bitch, I make money moves..
When someone keeps talking about their YOUNIVERSE..
It can happen to the best of us in a relationship
It’s the journey not the destination right?
Such a better word than “small talk”
Don’t you agree?
I have one of these closets..
Friendship is hard..
Happens. To me. A lot..
I feel like this is every bag of chips.