Frenemones

In the July 2016 Funny Times, this punning cartoon by Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek:

Layered portmanteaus: frenemy (friend + enemy) + anemone. Frenemy from NOAD2: ‘a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry’.

(Apparently the cartoon appeared first in The Age (Victoria NSW) on 9/29/14, but I wasn’t able to view it there because it seems that that would have required my subscribing to the paper.)

Horacek earlier on this blog: on 7/1/14, with a cartoon and a brief bio.

And language play — complex puns — involving the word anemone earlier on this blog: on 7/1/14, with

a Mother Goose and Grimm: “a case of mistaken anemone”

a paper by Elizabeth Zwicky  and me, with “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?”

an example from a collection of puns: “With friends like these, who needs enemas?”

More things to play with: anonymy, anomaly, anemometer, ammonia, ammonite, mnemonic, Mennonite, etc.

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