What is a portmanteau word?
Well, “slithy” means “lithe and slimy”. “Lithe” is the same as “active”.
This is before Humpty has that unfortunate accident on the wall. After that he really cracked-up, alas.
What makes an effective portmanteau word?
There are plenty of awful portmanteau words. Step forward jazzercise (Jazz exercise) for example, or, even worse, dramedy (dramatic comedy) which surely must merit a prison sentence.Read complete post