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26th May '16 11:22:34 AM mynameisntslick
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars From Home]], Scott and Hank use "groovetacular" (groovy + spectacular).
22nd May '16 12:48:21 AM Snicka
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', the kung-fu masters who have their chi stolen turn into green living statues. When Tigress refers to them as "jade zombies", Po and Monkey both dub them "jombies".
8th May '16 7:04:37 PM eroock
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anomalisa}}'' is a combination of "Anomaly" and "Lisa".
8th May '16 5:51:20 PM eroock
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->"You can't take two words and put them together to make one stupid word!"
-->--'''Bob Belcher''', ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''

A '''portmanteau'''[[note]](pronounced \pȯrt-ˈman-(ˌ)tō\ or "port-man-TOE")[[/note]] is a [[{{Neologism}} new word]] formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "smog" is a blend of "smoke" and "fog"; "motel" is a portmanteau word made by combining "motor" and "hotel". Essentially, the written equivalent of Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'s monster.

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->"You ->''"You can't take two words and put them together to make one stupid word!"
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word!"''
-->-- '''Bob
Belcher''', ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''

A '''portmanteau'''[[note]](pronounced portmanteau[[note]](pronounced \pȯrt-ˈman-(ˌ)tō\ or "port-man-TOE")[[/note]] is a [[{{Neologism}} new word]] formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "smog" is a blend of "smoke" and "fog"; "motel" is a portmanteau word made by combining "motor" and "hotel". Essentially, the written equivalent of Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'s monster.
1st Apr '16 10:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* This exchange from ''TheDrewCareyShow'' regarding Drew's cyber-date is full of them.

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* This exchange from ''TheDrewCareyShow'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' regarding Drew's cyber-date is full of them.
19th Mar '16 3:35:37 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 12:41:24 PM Hossmeister
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* One experiment in ''BetterOffTed'' is referred to as a disasticle (disater + debacle).

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* One experiment in ''BetterOffTed'' ''Series/BetterOffTed'' is referred to as a disasticle (disater + debacle).
21st Feb '16 3:18:18 PM DrFraud
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There are two basic types. The first combines the beginning or first syllable of the first word with the ending or last syllable of the other, as in the Goldwyn ('''Gold'''fish + Sel'''wyn''') Picture Corporation (later part of MGM) and the U.S. Navy's DESRON ('''des'''troyer squad'''ron'''), the second combines the first syllables of the component words, such as in the company name Alcan ('''Al'''uminium Company of '''Can'''ada) and the [[UsfulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] neighborhood Tribeca ('''Tri'''angle '''Be'''low '''Ca'''nal Street). The latter type type sometimes mixes with first-letter acronyms, e. g. in NORAD ('''Nor'''th American '''A'''erospace '''D'''efense Command) and Parufamet, the film distribution firm run by '''Par'''amount, the '''UFA''' (Universum-Film-Aktiengesellschaft) and '''Met'''ro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the Weimar Republic. During the first half of the 20th century the second type was ''very'' common in German and Russian, which through examples like ''Stuka'', ''Gestapo'', ''Flak'', ''Stasi'', ''[=GULag=]'', ''Comintern'' and ''Sovnarkom'' associated it with Communism and National Socialism in British and American eyes, even though the type actually goes back to before World War 1.[[note]] The examples: '''Stu'''rz'''ka'''mpfflugzeug ("dive combat airplane"), '''Ge'''heime '''Sta'''ats'''po'''lizei ("secret state police"), '''Fl'''ug'''a'''bwehr'''k'''anone ("anti-air cannon", goes back to 1916), '''Sta'''ats'''si'''cherheit ("state security"), '''g'''lavnoye '''u'''pravleniye ispravityelno-trudovykh '''lag'''erey i koloniy ("main administration of corrective labour camps and settlements"), '''Com'''munist '''Intern'''ational, and '''sov'''yet '''nar'''odnykh '''kom'''missarov ("council of the people's commissars"). "Nazi" itself is not an example, contrary to what some people may tell you.[[/note]] Consequently, fictional totalitarian governments often use them to play on these connotations. Portmanteaus of the second type are still fairly common in Germany to this day. In countries that don't use alphabets, like Japan, this is also still the standard, which is why PortmanteauSeriesNickname is full of anime show examples.

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There are two basic types. The first combines the beginning or first syllable of the first word with the ending or last syllable of the other, as in the Goldwyn ('''Gold'''fish + Sel'''wyn''') Picture Corporation (later part of MGM) and the U.S. Navy's DESRON ('''des'''troyer squad'''ron'''), the second combines the first syllables of the component words, such as in the company name Alcan ('''Al'''uminium Company of '''Can'''ada) and the [[UsfulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] neighborhood Tribeca ('''Tri'''angle '''Be'''low '''Ca'''nal Street). The latter type type sometimes mixes with first-letter acronyms, e. g. in NORAD ('''Nor'''th American '''A'''erospace '''D'''efense Command) and Parufamet, the film distribution firm run by '''Par'''amount, the '''UFA''' (Universum-Film-Aktiengesellschaft) and '''Met'''ro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the Weimar Republic. During the first half of the 20th century the second type was ''very'' common in German and Russian, which through examples like ''Stuka'', ''Gestapo'', ''Flak'', ''Stasi'', ''[=GULag=]'', ''[=Gulag=]'', ''Comintern'' and ''Sovnarkom'' associated it with Communism and National Socialism in British and American eyes, even though the type actually goes back to before World War 1.[[note]] The examples: '''Stu'''rz'''ka'''mpfflugzeug ("dive combat airplane"), '''Ge'''heime '''Sta'''ats'''po'''lizei ("secret state police"), '''Fl'''ug'''a'''bwehr'''k'''anone ("anti-air cannon", goes back to 1916), '''Sta'''ats'''si'''cherheit ("state security"), '''g'''lavnoye '''u'''pravleniye ispravityelno-trudovykh '''lag'''erey i koloniy ("main administration of corrective labour camps and settlements"), '''Com'''munist '''Intern'''ational, and '''sov'''yet '''nar'''odnykh '''kom'''missarov ("council of the people's commissars"). "Nazi" itself is not an example, contrary to what some people may tell you.[[/note]] Consequently, fictional totalitarian governments often use them to play on these connotations. Portmanteaus of the second type are still fairly common in Germany to this day. In countries that don't use alphabets, like Japan, this is also still the standard, which is why PortmanteauSeriesNickname is full of anime show examples.
30th Jan '16 8:05:07 AM nombretomado
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* The title of ''SymBionicTitan'' is "symbiotic" (two organisms living closely together) and bionic (cyborgs).

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* The title of ''SymBionicTitan'' ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' is "symbiotic" (two organisms living closely together) and bionic (cyborgs).
28th Jan '16 9:40:54 AM samsteel5
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* Music/GaMetal is a portmanteau of [[VideoGame Game]] and {{Metal}}, fitting since it's a project based on metal remixes of songs from video games.
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