- A blend of telephone and marathon (Wiktionary)
- tele- + (mara)thon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A local telethon hosted by Vince Gill raised more than $1.7 million and another telethon is set for May 16 on the country music cable network GAC.”
“The “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon is a (I don’t believe I have to explain this) television program, being aired on television.”
“Okay, the HBM telethon is over for now … but don’t make me come back with Jerry Lewis. anymommy Said,”
“The telethon has been a fixture on TV viewers' calendars since 1966.”
“I think a telethon is a good way to funnel money into these channels ...”
“Like the VMAs, the telethon was the wrong venue to do such a thing, and secondly, I believe George Bush DID like Black people, evidenced by his friendship with Dr. Condaleeza Rice.”
“Marilynn Phillips* calls a telethon an "occasion of ideology," rather than an "occasion of social reality" in U.S. culture.”
“Here's the problem, and why I'm forced to respond: People are coming up to me and asking if it's true that the telethon was a fraud.”
“College Sports TV, a network, is hosting a telethon, which is the silver lining here not just for Tulane, but for college sports in general.”
“We understand a bunch of Hall of Famers are answering phones for the NFL telethon, which is going on all night tonight during the games while they ` re being played.”
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Names for the next generation of My Little Ponies. Inspired by Star's list.
Words created by blending the sounds and meanings of two pre-existing words.
(The older or the more commonly accepted/understood, the better IMO.)
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