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Portmanteaus (#51)

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list of portmanteaus:    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portmanteaus

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  • rabbit

    Haha, Wuhan, Hankou, Hanyang, your pronunciation is clear and correct, very perfect, even better than some Chinese people!

    Aug 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm
  • Lewis

    Well thank you Rabbit..I really am just guessing about the pronunciation. Sometimes I guess correct and sometimes not..And don’t forget you can download any of these podcasts to your Mp3 player. If you want to know the origin of other idioms or slang let me know in this comment.

    Aug 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm
  • rabbit

    Hehe, I have no MP3. I like your podcast and will listen to it online forever. Great support to you!

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm
  • Lewis

    To Rabbit: You have no MP3? Really? I thought everyone had one. How do you store your music so you can listen when you are on the bus, or subway? When you are traveling a long distance how can you listen to my podcast or some other English program? MP3 players such as iPod are not expensive and they are a great way to listen to your favorite music or podcasts such as mine when you have free time.

    Aug 4, 2011 at 4:29 pm
  • rabbit

    to Lewis: you are always a cherubic man. I am not really no MP3. I said ‘’I have no MP3 and will listen to your podcasts online'’ that means I will always come to there to listen your podcasts and see the interesting comments. Moreover, I will also have a lot of chances to discuss with you. I am very happy to communicate with you.

    Aug 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm
  • Charlene

    Aha, I really like the podcast. Portmanteaus is a very interesting and common language phenomenon. Chinglish is such a word which Chinese people have been trying to avoid. “Shelnny” is popular among The Big Bang Theory fans, because they like to see Sheldon and Penny together. In the same way, Dalena combines Damon and Elena in The Vampire Diary. Have an awesome vocation!!!^_^

    Aug 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm
  • Lewis

    yes Charlene, there are many portmanteaus with ….+ English such as Chinglish (Chinese/English) ,Japanglish, Japlish or Janglish for Japan, Konglish for Korea, and many more at this web address:


    And thanks for adding more portmanteaus from some popular TV shows.

    Aug 4, 2011 at 11:51 pm