A portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words.
This technique was seen in Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem.
For example: slithy is a combination of lithe (supple, agile) and slithery (a slimy, sliding action).
The technique of blending words is frequently seen today with the increase in text messaging and twitter word counts — sometimes for efficiency, sometimes for the comedic result.
Some examples of portmanteau words are:
cockapoo = Cocker Spaniel + Poodle
smog = smoke + fog
spork = spoon + fork
vlog = video blog
Create a list of at least 10 portmanteau words.
Show the two words that inspired them.