Last night’s dreamanteau

Last night I dreamed about a new version of Facebook that concentrated on videos. It was called ZuckerTube. A cross between Mark Zuckerberg and YouTube. I can’t wait.

It might be that I’ve been thinking too much about portmanteaus recently.

(No, I doubt it had anything to do with German Zuckertube ‘sugar tube’, though it could have been an offshoot of a sex dream.)

 

3 Responses to “Last night’s dreamanteau”

  1. Stan Says:

    I like how dreamanteau‘s pronunciation includes “dream on”.

    ZuckerTube users could be zuckertubers, though that makes it sound even ruder. Zuckrtubrs, maybe, to be consistent with the vogue for vowelless syllabic consonants.

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