>>And there's a foul on the play: A lot of your sarcastic examples were
>>compound words, not portmanteaux.
>Point of order: A compound retains the root words intact, all of
>those truncate at least one of the roots.
You know, I hate to call a halt on any discussion that happens on these boards lately, we're so light on traffic, but there comes a point where I have to stop and ask myself: What the hell has any of this got to do with anything? There's off-topic, and then there's arguing about whether "liger" is a stupid word*, and then there's whatever the f--- we are talking about now. :)
* It is.
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