A malamanteau is a neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism. It itself is a portmanteau of malapropism and portmanteau.
The word was most famously defined in an XKCD comic and caused significant disruption in the wikipedia community.
It was most prominently featured as news on Slashdot
The wikipedia entry for malamanteau is currently under debate.
- Not all malamanteaus are by nature neologisms. They simply need to be a combined word (portmanteau) that is used incorrectly in place of another correct word (malapropism).
- A malamanteau must have it's own separate meaning as a combined word (portmanteau)
- A malamanteau must sound similar enough to another word to be used incorrectly (malapropism)
Either way we'll post them if they sound good! :)