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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛ [[caption-width-right:350:[[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] + [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] = ...[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Gnorcs]]?]]˛˛->''"It's called a complisult. Part compliment, part insult. \˛He invented them. I coined the term. \˛See what I just did there? That was an explanabrag."''˛-->-- '''Britta''', ''Series/{{Community}}'', "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"˛˛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.˛˛The word itself is an obsolete term for a kind of suitcase that opens into two hinged compartments. It was [[OlderThanTheyThink first used]] to describe blends of words by Creator/LewisCarroll in ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There]]'', when Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice the word "slithy" from the poem "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}":˛˛->"Well, ''slithy'' means ''lithe'' and ''slimy''... You see, it's like a portmanteau -- there are two meanings packed up into one word."˛˛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 a HazmatSuit ('''haz'''ardous '''mat'''erials), the company name Alcan ('''Al'''uminium Company of '''Can'''ada), the [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New York]] neighborhood Tribeca ('''Tri'''angle '''Be'''low '''Ca'''nal Street), and the online phenomenon UsefulNotes/NaNoWriMo ('''Na'''tional '''No'''vel '''Wri'''ting '''Mo'''nth). The latter 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. ˛˛Incidentally, the original French word "portemanteau" [[SelfDemonstratingArticle is a portmanteau]]. "Porte" means carries and "manteau" means coat, so a portemanteau is something that carries your coat. In modern French the word means coat hanger instead of a type of suitcase, and the literary equivalent is called a "mot-valise", or "suitcase-word".˛˛See also PortmanteauCoupleName, {{Portmantitle}}, PortmanteauSeriesNickname, {{JustForFun/Tropemanteau}}, and WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture.˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Animanga (Anime & Manga)]]˛* Yaoi = '''ya'''nma nashi '''o'''chi nashi '''i'''mi nashi[[note]]"[[PornWithoutPlot No plot, no resolution, no meaning]]"[[/note]]. An alternate (joking) portmanteau for yaoi is "'''Ya'''mete, '''o'''shiri '''i'''tai!"[[note]]"Stop it, my ass hurts!"[[/note]]˛* ''Anime/RODTheTV'': Joker's codename is a portmanteau of his real name ('''Joe Car'''penter). (Well, or maybe Joe Carpenter is a pseudonym derived from the codename...but either way, portmanteau.)˛* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[note]]"Pokemon" itself is a portmanteau of "pocket" and "monsters"[[/note]] episode "Short and to the Punch", Clayton the martial artist insists on giving portmanteau nicknames to everyone and [[{{Crunchtastic}} coining abbreviations for common phrases]]. For example, Ash and Buizel are referred to as Ashbui. This trait was carried over largely unchanged from [[PortmanteauSeriesNickname the Japanese version]].˛** Many, [[WorldOfPun if not all]], of the Pokemon names are portmanteaus. Bulbasaur is "bulb" and "dinosaur". Charmander is "charred" and "salamander". Squirtle is "squirt" and "turtle". And we're not even past the starter choices of the ''first'' game yet!˛* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' = Digital + Monsters.[[note]]Digimon are the champions.[[/note]]˛* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'': Ojamajo = Ojama[[note]]meaning "hindrance"[[/note]] + Majo[[note]]meaning "Witch"[[/note]] = "Hindering Witch"[[note]]Or "Bothersome", "Troublesome", or "Nuisance"; more so the former two.[[/note]]˛* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Kobayashi occasionally calls Tohru a "chorogon" (from '''choro'''i[[note]]Simple person[[/note]] and dra'''gon''').˛* Shouta of ''Manga/OmujoOmutsuJoshi:'' is fond of these. When he learns that Ichigo, a classmate who wears diapers because of a weak bladder, has gone somewhere with Morei, a childhood friend he incorrectly believes has a fetish for diapers, he wonders if they're "diapals". During an encounter with Muni, who he knows for a fact has such a fetish, he mentally refers to her as a "diapervert". ˛* Beach volleyball teams in ''Manga/HarukanaReceive'' are often named as a portmanteau of its members' names. For example, the titular Harukana consists of Haruka and Kanata, while '''E'''mily and '''Clair'''e's team is called Eclair.˛* [[FusionDance Fusions]] in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', whether they're through the potara earrings or the metamoran dance, combine everything about both participants into one new being, including their names. For example: Goku and Vegeta into "Gogeta" or Kale and Caulifla into "Kafla".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Asianimation (Asian Animation)]]˛* In ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'', the English name of Weslie's father, Smarc, is a combination of the word "smart" (befitting of a scientist) and the name "Marc".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Cardames (Card Games)]]˛* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''˛** The fans do these with combos, like Land Tax (If your opponent gets more lands than you, you can search your library for three lands and put them in play.) + Armageddon (Destroy all lands.) = Taxageddon (for massive mana advantage and card advantage). Yawgmoth's Bargain (pay X life to draw X cards) + Heroes' Reunion (gain 7 life) = Heroes' Bargain (or two and a third Ancestral Recalls, which, to be fair, requires you run a three-color deck).˛** Occasionally used for actual cards, such as "Blightning" and "Deadapult".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comistrips (Comic Strips)]]˛* Video games in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' tend to be mashups of real-life titles, like the first-person shooters ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}[[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} athon]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DukeNukem Duke]] [[VideoGame/{{Quake}} Quakem]]'', adventure game ''Iron Mysticus'' (combining ''Iron Helix'', ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'', and ''Lunicus''), or the unlikely combination ''VideoGame/{{Riv|en}}[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} iablo]]''.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Fanfic (Fan Fiction)]]˛* The name of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''' [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS3E1DrBrainChillPart1 two]]-[[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS3E2DrBrainChillPart2 parter]] "Dr. [=BrainChill=]", to represent the two villains [[BigBadDuumvirate working together.]]˛* In [[ Stars From Home]], Scott and Hank use "groovetacular" (groovy + spectacular).˛* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}} fanfic [[ Visiontale]], [[ posted on Archive of Our Own]], there are "longivators", elevators that travel longitudinally, in the lab. Pauline and Chara also call Sans and Papyrus the Skelebros when referring to them collectively.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Filmations (Films -- Animation)]]˛* 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".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Livefilms (Films -- Live-Action)]]˛* In ''Film/{{Dave}}'', the title character makes up a girlfriend, describing her as an exotic princess: half Polynesian, half American "Amnesian".˛* [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''˛-->"Killing is wrong. And bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing. Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong. From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing: [[SdrawkcabName gnodab]]."˛* Creator/PeterSellers in ''The Bobo'' is a wandering singer/bullfighter who calls himself a matatroubador - or troubamatador, he hasn't decided which.˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anomalisa}}'' is a combination of "Anomaly" and "Lisa".˛* In ''Film/{{Deadpool 2016}}'', Weasel comes up with the word "afrangry" since there seems to be no word for being half afraid, half angry.˛* ''Film/RoboCop1987'' and the [[Franchise/RoboCop subsequent media]] are based on the portmanteau of "Robot" and "Cop."˛* [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Gojira]] = gorira (Gorilla) x kujira (Whale).˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Joahu (Jokes and Humor)]]˛* This joke combines this with a {{Pun}}:˛-->'''Q''':What do you call a cross between an elephant and a rhino?˛-->'''A''':Elephino. (Hell if I know.)˛* The bawdy joke where the male has some ''literal'' portmanteau (which can vary according to country and narrator) tattooed on his member and the female wonders. The [[GagPenis expanded]] version then explains [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} at length.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Litfic (Literature)]]˛* As one might expect, The TropeNamer, ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', is chocabloc full of portmanteau words, at least one of which, chortle, made it into common usage. The poem "Literature/{{Jabberwocky}}" is practically a compendium of portmanteau words, (brillig, slithy, wabe, outgrabe and that's just the first stanza) most of which did not make it into common usage, unless someone is feeling arch and wants to show off their vocabulary.˛** When Alice asks Humpty Dumpty what some of the words in Jabberwocky mean, he expounds upon the subject, with "slithy" being a portmanteau of "lithe" and "slimy"; "toves" as resembling badgers, lizards, with corkscrew-like bodies; the "wabe" being the grass around the base of a sundial that goes a long way before it and a long way behind it; "mimsy" as flimsy and miserable; "outgrabe" as a sound which is something between bellowing and whistling.˛* In ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' robots in Institute are named by portmanteaus of their functions. Three most prominent examples are Konpopoz (''[=KONserwator POwierzchni POZiomych=]'', Flat Surfaces Conservator), Roznakin (''[=RObot ZNAKu=]jący i [=INformacyjny=]'', Labeling And Information Robot) and Autotup (''[=AUTOmatyczny TUrystyczny Przewodnik=]'', Automatic Tourist Guide).˛* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', NewSpeak has a few of them, such as [=IngSoc=], [=MiniLuv=], and... [=NewSpeak=].˛* Creator/EnidBlyton used ''delumptious'' and ''scrumplicious'', the two possible portmanteaux of ''delicious'' and ''scrumptious''. This was also referenced in ''Literature/GoodnightMisterTom''.˛* Some of the future animals in ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' are named this way, portmanteauing the extant species they're descended from with the species that currently fills their ecological niche (eg Rabbuck, for a rabbit the size of a deer).˛* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' has "muttations" (mutt+mutation, for genetically engineered beasts), "nightlock" (nightshade+hemlock, poisonous berries), "Communicuff" (a watch-like communicator that looks like a handcuff), "propos" (propaganda ads) and mockingjay (mockingbird+jabberjay - which was a genetically engineered bird - , a bird that is able to mimic music).˛* ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety''. "We're the Winmates! Because we're inmates...that ''win''. It's a portly man's toe or whatever you call it."˛* ''Cyborg'' ("Cybernetic" + "Organism") popularized (but not invented) by the 1973 Creator/MartinCaidin science fiction novel of the same name, which also popularized "bionic" from "biology" and "electronic".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Telelive (Live-Action TV)]]˛* There was a bit on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' where Tobias prints business cards declaring himself a cross between an analyst and a therapist... an "analrapist".˛** In another episode GOB and Tobias try to start a business together, as Gobias Industries.˛* One experiment in ''Series/BetterOffTed'' is referred to as a disasticle (disater + debacle).˛* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' is fond of these.˛* ''Series/LookAroundYou'': "Thanks, ants. Thants." This became a recurring gag in the second season, and eventually reached its logical conclusion when the presenter thanks two people named "Hank" by saying "Thanks, Hanks. Thanks."˛* Will in ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' calls Neil's dad a "bumder", which he later explains to be a mix of bummer and bender.˛* ''Series/TheFutureIsWild'', being a SpiritualSuccessor to ''After Man'' (above), uses a similar naming system.˛* This exchange from ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' regarding Drew's cyber-date is full of them.˛-->'''Kate:''' Yeah, is "pathetisad" a word?\˛'''Drew:''' Hey, whatever [=BeerStud3=] and [=HoneyBee23=] do is their own business.\˛'''Kate:''' Beer stud? Forget "pathetisad", is "weirdork" a word?\˛'''Drew:''' I don't know, is "sarcastabitch" a word?˛* From ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' we have vagenda, a portmanteau of ''vagina'' and ''agenda'', made up when [[spoiler:Walter learns about [[BedTrick Fauxlivia seducing Peter]]]]. ˛-->[[spoiler:'''Walter''']]: She tricked my son with her carnal manipulations and he fell right into her vagenda! ˛* In ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Shawn spends an episode trying to come up with a word to describe the killer of the week, who both set fires and killed people. Two of them were "Arsassin" and "Furderer."˛* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - a nurse tries to stop Jeff and he asks "Or what, you'll do twice as much work as a doctor for half the pay?" It stops her in her tracks and Britta explains he gave her a 'complisult', a compliment/insult. She adds that she coined the term, adding that was an 'explainobrag'.˛* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The episode "Tuvix" is about two main characters, Tuvok and Neelix, who are combined via a TeleporterAccident into [[FusionDance one person]] who decides to call himself...[[BaitAndSwitchComment Neevok!]] He then decides Tuvix is better.˛* Dave Gorman makes up a few in ''Series/ModernLifeIsGoodish''. The episode "Spray Gravy" has a whole segment on the meal replacement product Huel ("human fuel"), which Dave says was probably invented by a bunch of "[[CountryMatters hunts]]", and decides the product name is in fact a portmanteau for "hipster gruel". He then goes on to invent a music substitute that is just a concentrated burst of sound, which he calls "Spunes" ("speed tunes").˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Musongs (Music Songs)]]˛* {{Music/Pristin}} Pristin is made from the words “Prismatic” and “Elastin”˛* {{Music/Gorillaz}}' "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head" describes the noise of a volcanic eruption as a "castrophony" -- possibly a catastrophic cacophony.˛** Alternatives would also include "symphony".˛* Horned Necrocannibals (Рогатые Трупоеды) have a song named "Vengeanscythe". It's about a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengeful]], [[MadLibMetalLyrics as far as one can tell]], [[OurZombiesAreDifferent deadman]]. [[SinisterScythe With a scythe]].˛* The Mars Volta use portmanteaus a lot in their album titles like Amputechture (Amputate-Technology-Architecture) and Noctourniquet (Nocturne-Tourniquet)˛* Sammy Kershaw's 1996 single "Vidalia" is about a girl with that name, which is a portmanteau of her parents' names, Violet and Dale. In the song, he sings that the name is appropriate, since Vidalia is also a type of onion, and like the onion, she always makes him cry.˛* [[{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}} Dethklok]] has the song "Murmaider" from their first album. It's about mermaids. Committing murder.˛* 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.˛* Wizzzard's only album Bettishbreez takes its name from the 3 members: Betty Wright, Ish Ledesma, and Breezy Beat MC.˛* Music/{{Supertramp}}'s most recent GreatestHitsAlbum was called "Retrospectacle".˛* Music/EinsturzendeNeubauten: In "Was ist, ist" we got the charming [[GravityIsAHarshMistress "Gravitätlichkeiten"]] [[note]]Untranslatable of course; if you are good at General Relativity, perhaps "Assault and Battericci".[[/note]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Prestling (Pro Wrestling)]]˛* Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}} were infamous for doing this sort of thing. The best example was ramipercussions, a combination of ramifications and repercussions. Also, due to the Wrestling/TripleH-led [[Wrestling/TheCorporation Corporation]] / Wrestling/DGenerationX alliance being alternately called the "[=McMahon-Helmsley=] Faction" and the "[=McMahon-Helmsley=] Regime", they called it the "Fac-gime" and "Fregime".˛* Some tag team names are Portmanteaus, such as [[Wrestling/LayCool [=LayCool=]]], comprised of Layla and Michelle [=McCool=].˛* Wrestling/{{Ryback}} combines this with a DevelopmentGag. His first name is Ryan, and he wrestled in the indies as Ryan "The Silverback" Reeves.˛* Wrestling/{{Madusa}}'s name is a portmanteau of [[AllAmericanFace "Made in the USA"]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Tablames (Tabletop Games)]]˛* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''˛** Multiclass character builds in are occasionally named like this, from the bardbarian (bard plus barbarian) to the sorcadin (sorcerer plus paladin).˛** Gnolls in the first edition were conceived as a [[HybridMonster hybrid]] of '''gn'''omes and tr'''oll'''s, but have since [[CharacterisationMarchesOn become their own thing]].˛** And then there's Mystara's "Thoul", an hybride of ghoul, hobgoblin and troll.˛* The Clans from ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'' shun the use of contractions, yet will combine other words like ''quaiff'' (query affirmative) and ''quineg'' (query negative).˛** The [[ReportingNames Reporting Name]] for the ''Timber Wolf'' came from an Inner Sphere [=MechWarrior=]'s targeting computer jumping from ''Marauder'' (MAD) to ''Catapult'' (CAT) repeatedly in an attempt to identify it. Hence, ''Mad Cat''.˛* In the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, there's the [[ Archfiend Palabyrinth]] Field Spell, a combination of "palace" and "labyrinth". Also, the Psychic monster [[ Dr. Frankenderp]], a combination of Literature/{{Frankenstein}} and "furage", a word that means "flying get", a term used to describe finding something earlier than it ''should'' be found. (Which is a description of the monster's effect.)˛* The eponymous bad guys in ''TabletopGame/TheEsoterrorists'' are esoteric terrorists.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Vidames (Video Games)]]˛* ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]''˛** The strategy guides and developer comments refer to the Amazon character as a "spearazon" or a "bowazon", depending on which skill tree the player specializes in.˛** Paladin builds do much the same thing, from the Hammerdin (Paladin who uses Blessed Hammer), Auradin (Paladin who uses auras) and the Vengadin or Avenger (Paladin who uses Vengeance). There's also a build using Holy Freeze and Zeal which is called (appropriately) the [[IncrediblyLamePun Freezealot]].˛** Assassins are primarily grouped into Kicksins (those who use kung fu) and Trapsins (those who use traps).˛* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' also has the Healadin and Retradin paladin builds.˛** In the Beta and Vanilla days there were dozens more, but they fell by the wayside as online resources (such as wikis) started standardizing information and slang from the smaller crowds started merging. Truid (Tree + Druid), Dammy (DPS + Shaman), Ironwind/Stormforge (Merging two nearby starting city names to differentiate them from Darnassus, which was significantly farther away) come to mind.˛* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''˛** Most Pokémon names are Portmanteaus. Example: Treecko = tree + gecko.˛** "Pokémon" is in itself a Portmanteau, as copyright issues prevented Nintendo from using "Pocket Monsters" outside Japan.˛** It's all over the {{Metagame}}, a fan tendency to combine Pokemon names with moves or abilities. Snorlax with Curse=Curselax, the rare event Bagon/Shelgon/Salamence with Wish is Wishgon/Wishmence ect.˛** ''[[VideoGame/PokkenTournament Pokken]]'' = Pokémon + VideoGame/{{Tekken}}˛* The game ''[[VideoGame/{{Worms}} Worms 4: Mayhem]]'' uses poxels. Poxel is a portmanteau of polygon and voxel, which is a portmanteau of volume and pixel, which is a portmanteau of picture and element. In other words, it's a polygon volume picture element.˛* The Gymnatorium from ''VideoGame/BackyardBasketball'' is a portmanteau of gymnasium and auditorium.˛* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is a sort of half-example: "shodown" is meant to be a combination of "showdown" and "shogun," but the end result is phonetically identical to one of the words that make it up.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Somari}}'' is what you get when you combine VideoGame/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}} and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].˛* ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}'' (Car+ Armageddon) is a graphically violent vehicular combat 1997 PC video game.˛* What happens when you take the setting of ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' to the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, and then you [[GenreShift shift the genre]] from a FightingGame to a RhythmGame? You get "Theatre + Rhythm", both words blended into the title of the new game: ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy''.˛* Game developer Westone Bit Entertainment (of ''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' fame) took its name from a combination of its two founding members' surnames: Ryuichi Nishizawa (Nishi = West) and Michishito Ishizuka (Ishi = Stone).˛* The futuristic sport ''VideoGame/{{Pararena}}'' is played in a parabolic arena.˛* The luminoth in the second ''VideoGame/{{Metroid Prime}}'' game is a combination of luminous and moth.˛* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 1'' introduces zombified Combine soldiers. And the developers did not miss the chance to give Alyx a line that calls them Zombine, and the name obviously has become the common name for these enemies.˛* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' there is an Apostate mage being undercover as a prostitute: ˛--> '''Isabella:''' ''"Apostate prostitutes? Apostitutes! Haha!"''˛* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has a hippie/drug dealer that enjoys using the term "groodalicious", a strange combination of "groovy" and "delicious"˛* The [[AscendedFanon fans and creators]] of ''Videogame/DontStarve'' have a peculiar term for the creation which allows one to proceed to the next world: the 'Teleportato'.˛* ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'': Ever heard of a Blundergat? [[labelnote:Weapon Description]]This is what happens, when you take multiple barrels and firepower of a gatling gun, with the compactness and spread of a blunderbuss. To be frank, [[RareGuns this thing is pretty damn rare.]][[/labelnote]]˛* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has (in-universe) ALMSIVI, for '''Alm'''alexia, Sotha '''Si'''l, and '''Vi'''vec (the three {{Physical God}}s of the Dunmeri Tribunal). [[spoiler: By the end of the game and expansions, two of the gods are dead, and one goes missing not so long afterwards. Thus, the term has fallen out of favor by the time we get a closer look at Dunmeri culture again in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' expansion.]]˛* Shoot-em-ups eventually came to be referred to as shmups.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Jardinains}}'' = "jardin"[[note]]French for "garden"[[/note]]+"nains"[[note]]French for "dwarf"[[/note]]. It's probably a reference to the garden gnome-like creatures in the game that want to make your life miserable, but burst into powerups if you bounce them enough times.˛* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. Revenge with a Vengeance. Revengeance.˛* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' has Gnorcs, which are most likely [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Gnomes]] + [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]].˛* ''{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}}'': Collectopaedia. Collectible + encyclopaedia. Yeah, they went there.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Chunithm}}'' = ''{{chuunibyou}}'' + rhythm.˛* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games have a cheap knockoff version of the famous Excalibur sword (first appearing in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'') sometimes referred to as "Excalipoor" (Excalibur+Poor). Its original Japanese name is エクスカリパー (Ekusukaripā), which is basically "Excalipur" (エクスカリバー (Ekusukaribā) but with a p instead of a b).˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Webimation (Web Animation)]]˛* ''Machinima/ReynaldoTheAssassin'' gives us "dadsassin" (a dad [[SecretLegacy who is an assassin]]) and "swordsassin" (an assassin with a sword).˛* The A.I. used by Freelancers in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' are named by a portmanteau of the A.I.'s Greek letter designation and their respective agent's real name. For instance, '''Om'''ega + '''Alli'''son = O'Malley, and '''Ga'''mma + '''Re'''ginald = Gary.˛* The characters in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' use these so much and so casually, they're practically part of the local dialect. The Strong Bad Email "dictionary" even hangs a lampshade on this fact by creating a dictionary of Strong Badian English, introducing several new portmanteaus in the process. Their [[ wiki has a list]]. And the mash-ups of various phrases, such as: "All contestants will receive a year's supply of our home game."˛* ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'': "Grood. I mean good. And great. Great and good."˛* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'': "...why is [Teresa] acting all snotty and obnoxious? She's...snobnoxious!"˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Webmics (Web Comics)]]˛* One ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' [[ strip]] coined the term "bloatee", a portmanteau of "bloated" and "goatee", used to describe the facial hair worn by fat men to hide their double chins.˛* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a million of these. Such wonders include "sylladex"(sylloge+index; the name of the story's inventory system),"echeladder" (echelon+ladder; what amounts to the leveling screen) and countless more.˛* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' gives us "bullshot" -- a screencap of a not-yet-released game, intentionally doctored to look better than the game actually is. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a combination of "screenshot" and "bullshit"]].˛* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' makes a malapropism and a portmanteau out of "malapropism" and "portmanteau". The resulting monster is [[ "Malamanteau"]].˛* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', [[DumbMuscle MinMax]] comes up with [[ some incredibly half-assed ones.]]˛* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' gives us [[ this stunning pun]]:˛-->'''Tagon''': Sergeant Schlock used that information to "eliminate" [[MadDoctor the doctor responsible for the project]] and... "dispose" of the body.\˛'''Schlock''': Ennesby gave me a shorter word to say all that, sir. "Assassineated".˛* [[ Jeremy]] in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' is sometimes called "hedgecat".˛* T-Rex from ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' creates the word "[[ nostalgretz]]" as an English equivalent for the Portugese word "saudade".˛-->'''Utahraptor:''' It's kind of a frothy mixture of nostalgia and regret, right?\˛'''T-Rex:''' Exactly!˛* In ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'', Sonny [[ coins a term]] for his grandpa's fondness for {{Rambling Old Man Monologue}}s: his "anecdotage"[[note]]"anecdote" and "dotage"[[/note]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Webiginal (Web Original)]]˛* Wiki/TheOtherWiki ''loves'' this word, as was noted in [[ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip.˛* The word {{Creepypasta}} is itself a Portmanteau word. The name derives from the words "creepy" and "copy-pasta", referring to the tendency of these stories to be copied and pasted on chat rooms. ˛* The ''Website/CollegeHumor'' "Powerthirst" commercials thrive on this (and MundaneMadeAwesome). Flavors include Shockolate, Rawberry, Manana, Fizzbitch (?), Juice Springsteen, "Godberry: King of the Juice," and [[OddNameOut Gun]]. (And don't forget, it's energy for men... MENERGY! Also contains [[TestosteronePoisoning preposterous amounts of testosterone... PREPOSTERONE!]])˛* In the ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' Sketch "The Pub". The pub was a portmanteau for Portmanteau Club where the members created portmanteau.˛* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic: "Horribifuckus."˛* WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment introduced the Internet to "destrucity", a word invented by the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, which is the '''TRUC'''e between '''DEST'''iny and real'''ITY'''.˛* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and her friends released a ParanormalRomance [[DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu featuring an]] EldritchAbomination called ''Awoken'', under the pen name JustForFun/SerraElinsen - combining Antonella "Nella" Inserra and Lindsay Ellis, while also evoking Elisa Hansen.˛* ''[[ Those Aren't Muskets]]'': [[ "Clitter"]] It's glitter for ahh... [[UnusualEuphemism a certain womanly area that starts with clit]].˛* WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'s screen name is a portmanteau of his real name, '''Phel'''on Porte'''ous'''.˛* [[RunningGag Practically ubiquitous]] in WebVideo/ThewsAwesomeTransformersReviews. Thew will spontaneously coin one pretty much any time he says any remotely compatible pair of words, with varying degrees of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] depending on how bad the pun is.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Westimation (Western Animation)]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''; the zoo inhabitants are terrified of a parade balloon shaped like a killer whale, which they dub the "sky orca". King Julien promptly coins the term "skorca" for it.˛* [[Main/AllPlanetsAreEarthLike Yugopotamia]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' seems to be a portmanteau of "Yugoslavia" and "Mesopotamia."˛* From ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'':˛-->"If you don't like violence, why did you become a barbarian?"\˛"I didn't know what the word meant. I thought it was a librarian who also cut hair."˛* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', the sport commentators for the Gobbowl matches regularly make up silly portmanteaus on the spot.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':˛** One episode introduces us to the [[TheSwarm Parasprites]]: a portmanteau of "sprite" (as in a fairy) and "parasite".˛** In "The Last Round-Up", Pinkie Pie rambles to Applejack about a food she's invented that's basically a chimichanga made with cherry filling, and debates whether to call it a "chimicherry", a "cherrychanga" or a "chimicherrychanga".˛** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]": "I'm thinking we go by chariot! Or as everyone will soon be calling them, ''Rariot!"''˛** Twilight's [[WingedUnicorn Alicorn]] [[PrincessesRule Princess]] form has been nicknamed "Twilicorn".˛* The Hungarian dub of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' rendered Lion-O's oft-repeated "Whiskers!" catchphrase as "Bajszus!", combining the words "bajusz" (whisker) and "basszus" (damn it).˛* The title of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' is "symbiotic" (two organisms living closely together) and bionic (cyborgs).˛* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Dale comes up with some from time to time, such as "[[ Objection: conjecture. Objecture!]]"˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has the Wartmongers ("wart" + "warmonger").˛* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': "Tants" = "table" + "pants".˛* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' - the kids are making a movie set in a hotel:˛-->'''Jason:''' Morning, ma'am. Are you staying with us for business or pleasure?\˛'''Melissa:''' Both.\˛'''Jason:''' That would be "bleasure".\˛'''Mellisa:''' Yes.\˛'''Jason:''' Or "plizzness".˛* In ''[[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Harvey Birdman, Attorney General]]'', Phil somehow becomes President of the US without an inauguration and tries to get himself impeached, leading to him planning an "inaugurpeachment" to have both happen at the same time.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', the characters sometimes user the word "coolsome" ("cool" + "awesome").˛* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', Raven describes herself as being "nean" ("nice" + "mean"), which is a form of BrutalHonesty.˛* Audrey on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyStreetKids'' has this as a VerbalTic, in that she tends to combine synonyms to form new words, such as "spectacular" and "stupendous" to form "spectacu-pendous". The first episode of season 2 reveals that she picked this up from [[BigBrotherBully her older sister]], who wanted to make her sound insane.˛* Reoccuring villain from WesternAnimation/MaoMaoHeroesOfPureHeart is Orangusnake (orangutan + snake).˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Realife (Real Life)]]˛* Real life has an equivalent called "compound words". However, letters are not taken out of the words themselves, they are just slammed together. Some examples are "lifetime" (life time), "pickpocket" (pick pocket), and "windmill" (wind mill). Many given names also are or originally were compound words. ˛* Oxymorons are compound words where the combined words are the ''exact opposite'' of each other. However, the words have nothing to do with the context of the word itself. Some examples are "ballpoint" (ball point), "begone" (be gone), and even the word "oxymoron" (oxy moron, from the Greek words for "sharp" and "dull").˛* Some hybrids created from two species or established breeds can get a portmanteau name such as "liger" (offspring of a male lion and a female tiger[[note]] The offspring of a female lion and a male tiger is a "tigon" or "tiglon".[[/note]] or "labradoodle" (a labrador and a poodle).˛** Poodles, in particular, seem to inspire a lot of these, with crosses like 'cockapoo' (cocker spaniel + poodle), 'schnoodle' (miniature schnauzer + poodle) and 'doodleman pinscher' (doberman pinscher + poodle).˛* {{Portmanteau Couple Name}}s are common for shipping names such as "Brangelina." Don't try this with '''Pee'''ta and Kat'''niss''' (or alternatively '''Kat'''niss and '''Pee'''ta) from ''The Hunger Games'' though. ˛* In German the portmanteau using first syllables only is sometimes also used when a person has two given names of equal importance, as in the case of television journalist Hanns Joachim Friedrichs, known as Hajo to his friends.˛* The Goldwyn Picture Corporation was founded in 1916 by Samuel Goldfish and Edgar and Archibald Selwyn (it was joked at the time that the firm just could have been called the Selfish Corporation instead). Then Samuel Goldfish officially changed his surname to Goldwyn.˛* The German lightbulb brand Osram combines ''Os''mium with Wolf''ram'' (tungsten), the name of two rare component metals.˛* Brazilian association footballsoccer has many such names for their derbies, such as Grenal (GrêmioInternacional), Atletiba (Atlético-PRCoritiba) Fla-Flu (FlamengoFluminense) and San-São (SantosSão Paulo, also the Portuguese name of Samson). There was also player Vampeta, "Vampire + Capeta" (the latter one of the many names of {{Satan}} in Portuguese), a childhood nickname inspired by his teeth that had fallen.˛* Creator/ColumbiaPictures' former record label was called Colpix ('''Col'''umbia '''Pic'''tures) because the obvious choice was [[Creator/ColumbiaRecords already taken]]. It was later replaced by Colgems ('''Col'''umbia and Screen '''Gems''', their [[Creator/ScreenGems television division]]).˛* Astronomers refer to the future merging of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies as "Milkomeda" or "Milkromeda".˛* Parufamet, which was a joint venture by '''Par'''amount Pictures and '''Met'''ro-Goldwyn-Mayer to finance and distribute films by German-based studio '''UFA'''.˛* The laundry detergent brand Persil comes from a combination of two of its original ingredients, sodium '''per'''borate and sodium '''sil'''icate. It's sold under a different name in France, where persil is the word for parsley.˛* Turducken. A somewhat unfortunate name for a thanksgiving feast.˛* General Motors did this twice:˛** In the sixties, they introduced a new rear-engined compact car branded as a Chevrolet. They called it the Corvair as a portmanteau between '''Corv'''ette and Bel '''Air'''.˛** The following decade, they brought out a new Pontiac. It was named the Grand Am for the '''Grand''' Prix and Trans '''Am'''.˛* After some Japanese street racers damaged the front ends of their Nissan 180SX's, they replaced those front ends with the lighter front clips from the S13 generation Silvia. The end result was dubbed the Sileighty (for '''Sil'''via and One-'''Eighty'''-SX).˛* The Ride/CedarFairEntertainment Company got its name after '''Cedar''' Point's owners acquired Valley'''fair''' outside Minneapolis. ˛[[/folder]]˛----


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