Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Portmanteaus and Malaprops 4

Farçadism

Some people think they’ve won the argument by giving their opponents a pejorative portmanteau monicker (lamestream media, randiproles):
fauxminism (Louise Mensch)
leftard (Sarah Vine)
offendocrat
slacktivism


But some deserve it:
misogynerds
ukipalypse
(Sathnam Sanghera)
Artwash: when property developers fund art events on sites due for high-end flats in the near future, just for marketing purposes. (Matthew Whitfield)


PORTMANTEAUS
They pack two meanings up in one word, said Humpty Dumpty.

Amazingstoke

braunch (brunch and launch)
bromidioms (Gellett Burgess)

creteprint: printed concrete

dansical

eelsperts (Sumit Paul-Choudhary)
enter-trainer
fakelationships
farçadism

gaberchino (fabric)
gellac (gel+shellac nail treatment)

maskitecture (façadism)
mockodile
No WWII fakeumentary is complete without a brace of earnest typists in full retrogalia. (RI)

oligarchitectural (Ian Martin)

pornaments (Alex Polizzi)
profauxsal

rememberlutions

slurk: Before, during, and after that time, Ramsey had slurked around the Boardwalk day and night. (truecrimezine.com, skulk + lurk)

snarkolepsy (Amy Dentata)

tablescape

Victorgians (Lee Jackson)

volcaniclastics (whatever they are)

wackaging (Jay Rayner)

Westoxification
wrappaging
wristiquette
(Sathnam Sanghera on the Apple watch.)


MALAPROPS
Mistakes that improve on the original.


add insult to energy (It’s “injury”.)

Chocs away! (Chocks – wooden wedges that stopped an early plane moving.)

contrivery for controversy

escutcheon tubes (Eustachian tubes, in your ears)

fall by the wasteside (wayside, Bible)

Gabrielle legs (cabriole)

Heineken manoeuvre for Heimlich

larva lamps (lava)

Men like to put women on a pedalstool (pedestal).

midrift for midriff

penelope for panoply
(“I’d like to see the whole penelope of wolves, bears etc.” Sunday Morning Live)

Renumeration for remuneration is common – but that’s just metathesis.

rest bite for respite

typo on TV screen caption: TONY ABBOTT PRIME SINISTER

warm holes: At the time of the flight… there was another “ship” passing through our system exiting to another dimension. Warm holes are all around the planet but humans can’t see them. (Alex from Turkey, Daily Mail comments)

You’re all two-faced Hippocrates! (hypocrites)

More here, and links to the rest.

2 comments:

  1. Recently read a good one on a science blog's comments...'martyrbate.'

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