Dinosaur awesomeness

(Link from Karen Davis) a Dinosaur Comics on modifier inflation over time and on portmanteaus (or portmanteaux):

Awesometastic looks like awesome with the libfix -tastic (though most of the -tastic examples have a noun as first element: carpet-tastic, scab-tastic, dicktastic, etc.). But then playful word formation is, well, inventive.

3 Responses to “Dinosaur awesomeness”

  1. On the portmanteau watch « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] on this blog: dude-tastic (“dude-tastic portmanteau wordplay”, here); awesometastic here: Awesometastic looks like awesome with the libfix -tastic (though most of the -tastic examples […]

  2. Tyrannosaurian awesome sadness « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] see his Dinosaur Comics of 6/20/11 (with awesome inflation and portmanteaus involving awesome), here. In looking back at earlier strips, I came across another portmantawesome one, from […]

  3. Thanksgiving news | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] + the -tastic of fantastic. The element -tastic has a life of its own as a libfix (see here). As for tryptophan, here’s […]

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