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:
- Snowzzard! (That would be 'Snow' and 'Blizzard,' which wins the redundancy award for redundancy)
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.