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English citations of malamanteau

malaprop portmanteau[edit]

  • 2007 July 17, Goldberg, Steve, “How to define this language mistake? (comment)”, in Ask MetaFilter[1]:
    It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.
  • 2010 February 22, Munroe, Randall, “Malamanteau”, in xkcd[2]:
    A malamanteau is a neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism. It is itself a portmanteau of...
  • 2010 May 30, McKean, Erin, “One-day wonder”, in Boston Globe[3]:
    It’s not the clearest definition ever written, but the idea is that a malamanteau blends one or more not-quite-right words to create a completely new one.
  • 2010 November 4, Greene, Robert Lane, “Eggcorn, mashup, malamanteau or other?”, in Johnson[4]:
    G.L.'s post reminded me that "malamanteau" could in fact be quite useful, if we reduced its meaning to simply "an erroneous and and unintentional portmanteau". This would cover "refudiate" and others like it.
  • 2013 August 7, Friendly Neighborhood Vote Wrangler, “Re: a new portmanteau tthat sums up hesheepie the bitchboi k00ks postings to a t.”, in alt.usenet.kooks, Usenet[5], message-ID <ktsfpm$dnm$>:
    Malamanteau frankenwords from the tiger fur wearing frankenfag are only laughed at.