Archive for the ‘Phrasal overlap portmanteaus’ Category

A Montalbán Hanukkah

December 7, 2015

Yesterday’s Rhymes With Orange, with a POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau):


That’s The Wrath of Khan + Hanukkah. (Hilary Price is fond of POPs.) Hanukkah began at sunset yesterday — note the one candle already lit in  the menorah — and will continue for eight days, one day for each of the eight branches of the menorah. The admonitory figure in the cartoon is the villainous Khan from Star Trek, as played by Ricardo Montalbán. By order of Khan, Spock and Kirk will get no Hanukkah gelt or other desirable presents, just socks. Oy


Monster Mash

November 30, 2015

In today’s Mother Goose and Grimm, a mash-up of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (the folk rock group) and Young Frankenstein (the movie), in a phrasal overlap portmanteau (POP):


It’s a Monster Mash, as in the 1962 novelty song.


Two for Thursday

October 9, 2014

Two cartoons this morning, a Rhymes With Orange and a Bizarro:



A POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau) on a usage-peeve theme; and borrowed vocabulary put to slangy uses.


POP goes the taxi

July 31, 2014

Yesterday’s Rhymes With Orange:

A POP — phrasal overlap portmanteau — combining the clipped compound mani-pedi (a manicure plus a pedicure; see here) and the compound pedicab ‘pedal-operated taxi’.