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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: / 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