Definition of malamanteau
- Coined in XKCD web comic #739: "a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism."
- Controversy erupted on Wikipedia when fans of the webcomic attempted to add a "malamanteau" article to the encyclopedia.
Discussion on Wikipedia about the article can be seen here
Discussion on Reddit.com about the controversy can be seen here
- In addition to the XKCD origin, the term appears to have been used on the website MetaFilter as early as 2007:
It's not spoonerism. More like a portmanteau combined with a malapropism. So I'd go with malamanteau or a portmanpropism.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:31 PM on July 17, 2007 (link)
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