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“The comic in which it appeared - self-described as a "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language," and beloved by Web geeks - showed the word malamanteau as the subject of a Wikipedia page, with the caption: "Ever notice how Wikipedia has a few words it really likes?”
“On May 12, the word malamanteau showed up in the Web comic xkcd, where it was defined as "a neologism for”
“Since online dictionaries are effectively limitless in scope, it's not like malamanteau is taking up space that would be better used for other words.”
“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.”
“So when I saw malamanteau show up in the comic strip, the very first thing I did was head to Wordnik, the collaborative online dictionary that I run.”
“True, for many English speakers, use in a Web comic and inclusion in a couple of online dictionaries are not enough to establish malamanteau as a "real" word.”
“But if we leave the circumstances of its birth aside, malamanteau already has a number of the qualities we associate with real words.”
“In a sterling example of life imitating art, a Wikipedia page for malamanteau was speedily created - and just as rapidly deleted for "not being a real word," but not before generating thousands of words of discussion as to its”
“Why then the knee-jerk "not a real word" reaction of so many people to malamanteau?”
“For some, malamanteau will only become real when it's used, unconsciously, by someone who's never heard of xkcd.”
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Words formed by joining two others and combining their meanings.
List of portmanteaus, fact and fiction. These make me laugh.
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