Portmanteaus: Linguistic Venn Diagrams

Gary mentioned portmanteaus today. It got me thinking about why I love a good portmanteau.


Gav says:

Isn’t a portmanteau a bag??? ie what Qlders call a “port”, as in a school port.

What’s lunch etc got to do with it?

[…] has more than one meaning. And none of them involve a couple of people drinking fortified wine. Nathan explains another meaning of the word here and even illustrates why he likes that particular […]