Send us your malamanteau suggestions

Malamanteaus are hard to think up, so help us come up with some good ones and we'll help keep the word alive. The wikipedia community is convinced this neologism isn't going to last, so let's prove them wrong. Send your suggestions to malamanteau@hotmail.com and we'll post them as soon as we can! Remember, a malamanteau is the combination of a malapropism (similar sounding word) and a portmanteau (a combination of two words)

Roses are Red, Malamanteaus are ?


Floating Sheep came up with the fun idea to create a poem out of some of their favorite Wikipedia items, and Malamanteau mad the list!

Malamanteau and the Floatingsheep tribute to Wikipedia

Here's our list. Bonus points to anyone that can combine them all into a poem.
Malamanteau
Zorbing
Global Orgasm
Infinite Monkey Theorem
Accessory breast

Factoids and Realities


Blogger AUTONERD had some funny comments about the Malamanteau on their blog post: Shadows of Inner Self - Malamanteau: Factoids and Realities
Neologistic Factoids:

- Every time you say, Malamanteau, God kills a Wikipedia editor.

- If you say a malamanteau three times in a row, Bloody Malamary will appear and link you to the Wikipedia page on portmanteaus.

- Bloody Malamary wears a Mala Manteau jacket, and enjoys sandwiches made with a specific mix of marmalade and marmite, known as Pacifimite.

- During 2010, investigators managed to make significant breakthroughs in their attempts to track down and apprehend Bloody Malamary, due to reference information about malamanteaus that was published on Wikipedia.

Too funny!
Keep an eye out for those wild malamanteau(s/x) and let us know if you see any!

Malamanteau: refudiate

- Definition: suggesting a general sense of reject
- Portmanteau: refute + repudiate
- Malapropism: repudiate?
Source: OUP USA 2010 Word of the Year: Refudiate

The word gained national attention when Sarah Palin used it from her Twitter account, saying "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate"

Because of it's popularity it was named Oxford American Dictionary's 2010 Word of the Year.

Malamanteau: squawk-dagon

- Definition: A squawk-octagon?
- Portmanteau: squawk + octagon
- Malapropism: sqoctagon
Source: xkcd.com / forums

xkcd user Natty writes:
The malamanteau "Squawk-dagon" is a neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining the onomatopoeia "squawk" (that was a malapropism for "square") and the neologism for an MMA ring "octagon".

Malamanteau: Merlot Propism

Over at the Whitebored blog, someone came up with clever funny artwork regarding the malamanteau

I drank a reisling, malamanteau, merlot-propism, mexican hairless, moz is my co-pilot, port man too

Malamanteau: squirmish

- Definition: A skirmish that is uncomfortable and makes you want to squirm
- Portmanteau: squirm + skirmish
- Malapropism: skirmish, squirm
Source: Elkridge Patch / Dictionary Battles: The Fight to Find Meaning in Doublespeak

Malamanteau: Absatively

- Definition: A car crash between absolutely and positively
- Portmanteau: absolutely + positively
- Malapropism*: absolutely, positively

Source: XKCD Wiki / Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

* Note: Unless this portmanteau is used incorrectly towards it's listed malapropisms, it would not qualify as a malamanteau.