Major irritation: the combination of two perfectly
good words into some horrid amalgamated word
E.G. brunch, chunnel, skort, spork, chocizza
(although I find these delicious
Are we really so pressed for time that we need
to ruin our language to save a few syllables?
When my father passed away and was cremated,
the funeral director actually said to our family,
"here are the cremains" (yes, a combination
of "cremated remains")...is nothing sacred?
(*you say "portmanteau", I say "Frankenstein word" -- "portmanteau" being way too beautiful a word to ascribe to the words I've mentioned.)