Dingburg portmanteau

She’s mostly not plugged in, but there’s one video game that suits her:

This is Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead cartoon, so of course the violent vehicular combat game Carmageddon, with its portmanteau name (compare carchitecture, here), is real, not some fevered fiction of Griffith’s: first released in 1997, now in a series of three, with overall sales of around two million.

4 Responses to “Dingburg portmanteau”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    July 14, 2011: carmageddon is the word of the weekend in Los Angeles, what with the I-450 freeway closing down for construction work over the weekend.

  2. For the Angelenos « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] portmanteau carmageddon (with the element -mageddon rapidly gaining libfix status) got a mention on this blog back in February, in connection with a Zippy cartoon. And now Barry Popik, on his […]

  3. More -((m)a)geddon « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] on this blog: snowmageddon along with other portmansnow words, here; carmageddon, here; and carmageddon, karmageddon, and courtmageddon, […]

  4. A topical -mageddon « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] AZBlog, 2/18/11: Dingburg portmanteau (link): Carmageddon […]

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