Language Quiz / Mashup Words (Portmanteau)

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Can you pick the Top 10 Mashup Words from Merriam-Webster, and then some?

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This word, which dates back to the late
1800s, is so engrained in our language that
we might not even think of it as a combo.
Back in the day, there were even alerts for this, especially in LA. Now, however, we can breathe a little easier.
This is a classic mashup word, or
more technically a 'portmanteau word.'
First used in 1896, now even the French say it.
It has inspired many other attempts to blend
mealtimes, eg linner or lupper. These haven't caught on, probably because they remain mostly hypothetical.
With its suggestion of unhealthy addiction,
this word dates back to 1968, before studies suggested that eating some chocolate,
especially dark, can actually be healthy.
This was among the first of the -holic creations,
along with workaholic; shopaholic came later.
This word for journaling online
first appeared in print only in 1999.
It is unclear who first coined the term.
Part of a man is buried in that road (sort of).John Loudon McAdam developed this revolutionary paving material in the early 1800s, and named it after himself. Tar became the most popular binder for it, leading to this word.
This word began as a dismissive term for
'a TV program that presents information
(as news) in a manner intended to be entertaining.'
Recently, however, it's been seen with an additional,
neutral meaning: something (such as the screens in
the back of an airplane seat) that offer a selection
of information or entertainment programming.
A combination of a word describing
the intellectual elite, with glitter.
In practice this word is actually used to refer to
celebrities or glamorous people from any profession.
This tabloidy-sounding word is
older than most people think.
It first emerged during the Great Depression, when it contained the mixed baggage of admiration and envy.
The first person called this was Brenda Frazier, who appeared on the cover of Life in 1938 sporting a sidewise glance and one of her signature strapless gowns.
Created by Lewis Carroll in
Through the Looking Glass,
meaning to sing or chant exultantly.
Carroll was a great inventor of mashup words –
or, to use the word he coined, portmanteau words.
However, not all of his new words caught on.
For example, slithy (slimy + lithe) and
mimsy (miserable + flimsy), however
delightful, never really made it out of his books.
A print ad deceptively dressed up to look
like a genuine newspaper or magazine article.
Dates back to 1946 – which makes them, perhaps,
the grandparents of another mashup, the
infomercials that first appeared on TV in the 1980s.
Merriam-Webster has it appearing in 1987 and it shows up in the Style section of the NYT in 1990.(>‿◠)✌
They have been manufactured since the 1800s, but the term was not coined until the early 20th century.Who wants to wash two utensils,
when you can wash only one?
Listed in the NYT as a 2007 Buzz Word.It's just two guys who are way into each other and that's totally fine. Unless it starts to tick off your lady.
First appeared in the style
section of the NYT in 1993.
A rich white kid with dreadlocks from Connecticut who doesn't want to bathe or groom and wants to smoke forests of ganja and pretend it's a sacrament, but still wants to drive the Range Rover their parents gave him.
Posted inTwittionary (who knew that
pormanteau even existed?) in late 2009.
Express your rage, but in 140 characters or less!
Born out of online message boards in the early 1990s and first used in the New York Times
in 1992 in an article by William Grimes.
This mashup refers to proper behavior on social media.
An advertising reference from a 1988 NYT piece suggested it's been a marketing demo for a lot longer than it's been in the public lexicon.Refers to painted & Biebered-up not-quite-teenagers
who have all of the attitude and a fraction of the
hormones of the elders they emulate.
First used as early as 1953, but it's become
much more popular since the early aughts
to describe catty politcking on reality shows.
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...
but what should one do with these?
Introduced by Burger King in 1983.Fancy French roll meets the Earl of Sandwich.
Hebert's Specialty Meats in Lousiana has been commercially producing these since 1985.For those of us who just can't decide
which poultry we want for dinner.
They have been around since the 19th Century according to Wikipedia. So maybe, maybe not.The King of the Jungle, with stripes, albeit faint ones?
The 2010 movie was the beginning
and probably the end of this word.
A cephalopod mollusc killing machine...there's a good reason why Spielberg didn't think of this earlier!
Used at least since 2007.A parent who who starts her own
business while raising her toddler.
Used by Bart Simpson in 'Miracle on Evergreen Terrace' on December 21, 1997. From there it invaded middle schools and the world.Spectacularly bad.
Cited in the NYT in 2002.Origins from early aughts when David Beckham (and all European males under 30) started wearing it.
The original coinage was probably around 2004 or 2005, but it really made a splash in usage and news stories in 2007. By 2008 it was widely reviled.This is a seminar that no one wanted to actually sit
in a room and listen to so the speaker tries to give
it gravitas by giving it a portmanteau name.
The modern meaning came into
usage in the early 20th century.
Lewis Carroll, came up with this one originally as a mythical beast, only to have it become a stylistic necessity in internet journalism over a hundred years later.

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