0739: "Malamanteau"

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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby Natty » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:26 pm UTC

Oh man, I finally got to point out that someone created a "Malamanteau"! As the Facebook conversation went:

Person 1: maybe he will if you enter the squawk-dagon.
Person 2: How do you get "squawk-dagon" from the words square and octagon?
Person 1: He dubbed it that making fun of me. You've only heard us say it 1000 times ... (oh wait, you've learned to drown us out)
Person 2: No dear its sqoctagon...as in a portmanteau of the words square and octagon.
Me: 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".



I am pretty damn sure that "squawk-dagon" is a malamanteau.
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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:43 am UTC

Natty wrote:Me: 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".

I am pretty damn sure that "squawk-dagon" is a malamanteau.
I'm pretty sure I couldn't say that with a straight face.
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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby dr pepper » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:07 am UTC

Shhh! I think there's a squawk-dragon hiding in that bush. Remember, it always squawks three times before it pounces, so start running on the first one.

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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby Natty » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:30 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
Natty wrote:Me: 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".

I am pretty damn sure that "squawk-dagon" is a malamanteau.



Luckily, I never had to say it with a straight face because that was a Facebook conversation. PS: Special thanks to spell check because I can spell about 1 out of 3 words in that sentence.
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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby TrueNarnian » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:39 am UTC

I found an actual example of a Malamanteau: http://www.angelfire.com/film/dannykaye/Fiddle.htm

Notice the use of the word "putrified." It is simultaneously a portmanteau and a malapropism, which makes it a malamanteau

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Re: 0739: "Malamanteau"

Postby TV4Fun » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:58 pm UTC

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