Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowmanteau and Other Made Up Words

Snowmanteaus are all the rage, baby!

What's a "snowmanteau" you ask? It's a combination of the words 'snow' and 'portmanteau.'

What's a "portmanteau" you ask? It's a word that means combining two words into one as a means of showing what a clever jackass you are.

Thus, a snowmanteau is a combination of snow and another word, particularly when used to demonstrate the severity of a snow storm.

Recent examples of snowmanteaus from the news:

ABC News: "Snow Storm or 'Snowpocalypse?' D.C. Abuzz as Weather Hits"
AP: "Obama calls capital's blizzard 'Snowmageddon'"

Get it? It's like the end of the world, but with snow! Ah! Yes! How droll!

Since snowmanteaus appear to be all the rage, I have asked the Clever Title Research and Development Team* to invent some additional snowmanteaus, in the hopes of getting ahead of the clever jackass curve.

BEHOLD THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR:


  1. Snowtastrophe!
  2. Snowhilation!
  3. Snowaclysm!
  4. Snowstrom!
  5. Snowarchy!
  6. Snowmoil!
  7. Snowbulence!
  8. Snowoxysm!
  9. Snowsplosion!
  10. Snowruption!
  11. Snowsteria!
  12. Snowsterics!
  13. Snowzzard! (That would be 'Snow' and 'Blizzard,' which wins the redundancy award for redundancy)
  14. Pandesnowium!
I would like to donate the above to the general use of society, for the betterment of human kind of course.

Go forth, my friends, and Be Clever!



*In this case the "Clever Title Research and Development Team" consists of me, my underwear, a thesaurus, and a pint of Edy's ice cream.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nat,

You missed snowgasm.

Dad

Nat Topping said...

My god! I can't believe I missed that one.

Anonymous said...

And ... Vanessa says you missed Tsnownami too!

Alfonso Mangione said...

Ha. Tsownami is badass. I was going to comment on how much I liked Snowzzard, but you just got pwned.