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Old May 7th 2014, 2:07 pm
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There seems to be more and more of these blended words and I find many really rather irritating. Surely I can't be the only one?

The ones that irritate me most are webinar and chillax.

Please tell me I am am not alone. What portmanteau words get on your nerves?
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There seems to be more and more of these blended words and I find many really rather irritating. Surely I can't be the only one?

The ones that irritate me most are webinar and chillax.

Please tell me I am am not alone. What portmanteau words get on your nerves?
no issue with webinar.

chillax however should be a shooting offence
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I think there are more I like than hate. Portmanteau’s quite a good one.

However, the ones I hate I really hate: chillax, Subo (et al), TomKat (although I like Brangelina).

The ones I like: cluster****, twunt, stagflation, karaoke, Californication, edutainment, brunch (of course), bootylicious, bodacious, bromance, fugly, gaydar, Pastafarian, sexercise, Jinglish.
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I pretty much cringe at all contemporay word creations and internet speak.

"Trending" annoys me more than others. Netziens is also irritating. Can't really stand hearing "Metrosexual" either .
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cluster****,
that gets a pass based purely on the ability to use a word to describe situations that otherwise would require possibly days to explain, particularly here.
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that gets a pass based purely on the ability to use a word to describe situations that otherwise would require possibly days to explain, particularly here.
You should use the US military acronym " FUBAR "
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You should use the US military acronym " FUBAR "
i do and also SNAFU
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