Layered portmanteaus

Today’s Bizarro:


A labradoodle performing magic: abracadabra [the magical incantation] + labradoodle = abracadabradoodle.

But labradoodle is itself a portmanteau: labrador (retriever) + poodle.

There are obvious limits to how far such layering can go on, since the bits of the contributing words quickly become hard to retrieve — though an illustration might help, as here.

2 Responses to “Layered portmanteaus”

  1. Richard Says:

    I’m disappointed in Dan Piraro on this one.

    Clearly it should have been “Labracadabradoodle.”

  2. Robert Coren Says:

    And there’s that piece of pie again, unless it’s supposed to be the head of a crocodilian.

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