This Art/Design list is in fact, more of a Language Arts list. While some may disagree with this concept based solely on the fear that it is not a visual enough topic for such a medium as a 50 List gallery, we offer you this: language is still an art, if used properly. Also, if you promise to click through, there will be funny pictures and jokes so you won’t get bored. Welcome to ever-expanding universe of the English portmanteau. What the hell is a portmanteau, you ask? Good question.
A portmanteau is two words smushed together to make a new word that combines the meaning of the original two. Think “brunch” or “fucktard.” These frankenwords (that’s one right there) give you more meaning with less wordz! It’s a little like New Speak, but way better suited to comedy and debasement. This is just a guesstimate (another one), but there are way more than 50 good ones so add your own in the comments, dear readers. We promise, less words from here on out.
We’re not even going to dignify celebrity name mashups or NYC
neighborhoods that a realtor shat out with a place on the list because
they’re that terrible. Not that you could or should call this a
dignified list. Click on for 50 great portmanteaus that have changed the way we live life in the modern world.