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Started by mingmong on Jan 18, 2013 1:45:51 PM
Portmanteau terms of exceptional ugliness

"Blooker" > blog + booker = a crap version of the Booker prize, for books based on blogs (a lame enough concept in itself, even without being glossed by such a hideous word)

"Grexit" > Greek + exit = an attempt, one suspects, to perpetuate a self-fulfilling "meme" leading to the putative collapse of the Euro, as was being loudly and gleefully predicted a year or two ago

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mingmong - 18 Jan 2013 13:46:48 (#1 of 98)

And the one I heard today

"Shoffice" > shed + office. No comment or explanation required.

MAKE IT STOP.

samesamebutdifferent - 18 Jan 2013 13:47:18 (#2 of 98)

Webinar.

A seminar! On the internet! Now fuck off!

Explicity2 - 18 Jan 2013 13:48:23 (#3 of 98)

Webinar: An opportunity for me to do a training presentation once, but charge you £25 per member of staff.

mingmong - 18 Jan 2013 13:51:41 (#4 of 98)

The less said about the word manbag the better

MaisonLazlique - 18 Jan 2013 13:52:17 (#5 of 98)

Ugmanteau

mingmong - 18 Jan 2013 13:53:02 (#6 of 98)

Lazliquicide

MaisonLazlique - 18 Jan 2013 13:55:13 (#7 of 98)

Mongitude

mingmong - 18 Jan 2013 14:04:24 (#8 of 98)

I could respond to that flagrant example of maisonophistry but I wouldn't want to perpetuate the problem

The aim of this thread is to round up, not breed, the offending vocabulary

folksonomy

Yes, I'm afraid somebody did once think up this word - the derivation and meaning of which is so lame I don't even want to talk about it.

Over a million usages on the fecking internet:

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&a
mp;gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&cp=6&gs_id=4m&x
hr=t&q=folksonomy&es_nrs=true&pf=p&
tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=folkso&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,
or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41248874,d.d2k&fp
=b987864691354c7e&biw=1024&bih=651

MaryMC - 29 May 2013 19:57:17 (#9 of 98)

Jeggings

RosyLovelady - 30 May 2013 12:39:27 (#10 of 98)

And treggings.

mingmong - 12 Jun 2013 15:21:20 (#11 of 98)

"glamping"

fuck OFF

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Macpaddy - 12 Jun 2013 15:28:23 (#13 of 98)

My pet hate one is 'Chillax'.

'Guesstimate' is another that pisses me off.

browserbutton - 12 Jun 2013 15:29:47 (#14 of 98)

I find 'portmanteau' quite annoying.

JosephPublican - 12 Jun 2013 15:30:14 (#15 of 98)

"YOLO, chillaxo your lifo" is what my son says if he wants me to kill him.

MaryMC - 12 Jun 2013 15:59:32 (#16 of 98)

Not a recent coining, but I really, really hate "gobsmacked".

JosephPublican - 12 Jun 2013 16:00:49 (#17 of 98)

spants

JosephPublican - 12 Jun 2013 16:01:16 (#18 of 98)

macpaddock

MaisonLazlique - 12 Jun 2013 16:09:20 (#19 of 98)

Gobsmacked is dialect.

Brunothecat - 12 Jun 2013 16:12:29 (#20 of 98)

Well my flabber is well and truly ghasted.

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