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Portmanteau A-Z: An Alphabet of Portmanteau Words By RebeccaMay,

  • Title: Portmanteau A-Z: An Alphabet of Portmanteau Words
  • Author: RebeccaMay
  • ISBN: 9781858945415
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What do the words digerati , quasar and youthanasia have in common They are all portmanteau words words that fuse the sounds and combine the meanings of two or separate words The term was first used by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass 1871 , when Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice some of the unusual words in the poem Jabberwocky Today such words asWhat do the words digerati , quasar and youthanasia have in common They are all portmanteau words words that fuse the sounds and combine the meanings of two or separate words The term was first used by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass 1871 , when Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice some of the unusual words in the poem Jabberwocky Today such words as Oxbridge and ruckus feature in everyday speech, and portmanteau words are continuously being coined by the media In this charming little book, Rebecca May presents an A Z of portmanteau words some new, some absurd, some widely used and provides a witty definition and appealing illustration for each word, together with its derivation Light hearted but also highly informative, Portmanteau A Z is a testament to the richness and versatility of English, and will appeal to design and language buffs alike.
    Portmanteau A Z An Alphabet of Portmanteau Words What do the words digerati quasar and youthanasia have in common They are all portmanteau words words that fuse the sounds and combine the meanings of two or separate words The term was first used b

    One thought on “Portmanteau A-Z: An Alphabet of Portmanteau Words”

    1. lovely little book, very quick read, and really a wetter of the appetite for such words and for creating your own.

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