Portmanteaus Quiz #3

A portmanteau is the combining of two words to make a new word. For example Man + Purse = Murse. Guess the "components" of these portmanteaus.
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Last updated: July 29, 2020
First submittedApril 7, 2014
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Phablet
Phone
Tablet
 
Sitcom
Situation
Comedy
 
Camcorder
Camera
Recorder
Bromance
Bro
Romance
 
Jorts
Jean
Shorts
 
Manscaping
Man
Landscaping
Ebonics
Ebony
Phonics
 
Fantabulous
Fantastic
Fabulous
 
Cremains
Cremate
Remains
Frolf
Frisbee
Golf
 
Tofurkey
Tofu
Turkey
 
Chortle
Chuckle
Snort
Mocktail
Mock
Cocktail
 
Crunk
Crazy
Drunk
 
Positron
Positive
Electron
Spamalot
Spam
Camelot
 
Tanzania
Tanganyika
Zanzibar
 
Cosplay
Costume
Play
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Level 34
Jun 21, 2014
I thought it was cremation but I don't think I spelled it right. Then I realized it was cremate.
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2014
It should be cremation. You don't have cremate remains, you have cremation remains.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2016
I thought it was cremation too, but then I figured I must be wrong. Cremate remains makes no grammatical sense.
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Level 21
Oct 19, 2016
@YantheMan unless it's a verb.
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2018
But the shortened singular word is obviously a noun, so the first word is a descriptor.
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2014
Damn! Now I realise I knew Tanzania!
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Level 81
Jul 22, 2014
still no Filliam H Muffman?
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Level 44
Jul 24, 2014
I thought crunk stood for chronic + drunk. Where's Lil John when you need him?
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2020
I agree with this. That's what I always thought.
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2014
that "yi" in the Tanganyika spelling is too difficult, in other cases you give much more help
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Level 76
Feb 7, 2021
Agreed. More type-ins for Tanganyika would be ever so helpful! I reliably spell it Tanganikya :'(
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Level 79
Nov 9, 2015
Anyone else think Frolf sounds like the ship name of Frodo and Gandalf?
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Level 50
Oct 19, 2016
I tried that combination first.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2016
I tried it, repeatedly
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
I admit, after having golf and thinking of what the first part could be and not being able to think of anything I tried frodo before I thought of frisbee.

I am sure frodo golf ( hobbit golf) is a thinkg somewhere somehow

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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
I was watching golf on tv while doing this quiz and I didn't even think to guess that.
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Level 40
Oct 28, 2020
I though it was frosted wolf...
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Level 79
Oct 19, 2016
No scrumtrelescent? I'm confuzzled.....
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2016
I though for sure this would have Cronut.
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Level 73
Oct 19, 2016
I had no idea about the origin of Tanzania! Love it!
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2016
Never heard of "Ebonics, Frolf, Crunk, or Jorts." Are they Americanisms that haven't made it across the Pond, or have I just missed out on them?

I didn't know TomKat either, but the picture gave it away.

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Level 84
Jul 29, 2020
Count your blessings; you don't want those words.
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Level 28
Jan 8, 2021
why wouldn't you want those words?
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Level 50
Feb 21, 2021
They're not really words, just made up garbage.
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
You might want to defog your monocle and look again, because those words are awesome.
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2020
Nearly four years later and l still haven’t heard “Ebonics, Frolf or Crunk.” I managed to guess. “Jorts” but not sure

I have ever heard the term used over here.

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Level 66
Aug 25, 2020
I'm an American and have never heard any of those terms except Jorts, and even then I think that's pretty uncommon.
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2021
I’m American and I’ve only heard Ebonics before, never any of the others...
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Level 54
Oct 19, 2016
frolf is actually used?? i just say disc golf as does everyone where i live
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2016
It was used in Seinfeld.

He frolfs, he scores!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI_iOFxsxcc

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Level 42
Oct 19, 2016
I think Brangelina is way moooore famous than TomKat... until now hahahaha
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Level 55
Nov 22, 2016
Isn't it spelled "portmanteaux"?
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Level 83
Jul 30, 2020
Both are acceptable as the x variant requires importing plural rules and has a silent x so would be ambiguous when spoken in English.
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Level 26
Jan 12, 2017
I have never heard of the term "frolf" before. Everyone just calls it frisbee-golf, at least I thought
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2020
Yeah, I play it frequently, and I've never heard it called that.
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Level 45
Sep 2, 2017
Tanzania was pretty hard, but interesting.
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
Zanzibar has to be one of the coolest place names on the planet.
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2017
Huh, I thought all these -alot things came from Lancelot.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Yea thats what i tried aswell, and was confused for a while, I did end up thinking of camelot though
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2018
If you type in camera followed by recorder you get "era recorder" (which might be a yearbook?) left in the answer box, because it just accepts can as a word. Continuing along the quiz, you get a backed up mess and have to go all over again because camcorder is accepted as an instrument which records the revolutions of a valve bumper. The same with bro being accepted as the original word for the shortened version of itself.
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Level 83
Jul 1, 2018
If you type in camera followed by recorder you get "era recorder" (which might be a yearbook?) left in the answer box, because it just accepts can as a word. Continuing along the quiz, you get a backed up mess and have to go all over again because camcorder is accepted as an instrument which records the revolutions of a valve bumper. The same with bro being accepted as the original word for the shortened version of itself.
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Got most, never heard of crunk or jorts (got the shorts part though). Knew the zanzibar part of tanzania, but not the other one.
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Level 61
Feb 21, 2021
Same here. I tried Jogging Shorts.
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Level 44
May 9, 2020
Positive electrons? Those exist?
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2020
A positron is the antimatter counterpart of an electron. They have all the same properties except positive/negative and matter/antimatter.
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2020
Look up "PET scan".
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Level 83
Jul 30, 2020
They are found as the particles released in some radioactive decay, including Carbon10 which goes to Boron10 (1 proton becomes a neutron so a positive particle must be released).
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2020
Are the "interesting facts" randomized? I got the one about Budapest = Buda + Pest on a quiz about portmanteaus, and it's a little freaky.
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2020
I knew Tanzania but not crunk. I'll take this as a good sign.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2020
Hadn't heard the word "crunk" before. I feel dumber for knowing it.
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Level 70
Jul 30, 2020
I think Chuckle and Snort should be 'Snorkle'
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Level 83
Jul 30, 2020
Spam is itself a portmanteau originally coming from spiced ham.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2020
Not including "traveshamockery" on this quiz is a traveshamockery! Somebody tell Bob Odenkirk.
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2020
Is "bro" short for brother or is it now it's own word with a distinct separate meaning?
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2021
Blimey, I tried phonetics but not phonics.
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Level 57
Feb 21, 2021
accept ‘roleplay’ for the last one?
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Level 51
Feb 24, 2021
Why? It's clearly incorrect, as "role" is not the original word from which the portmanteaux is derived.
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Level 73
Feb 21, 2021
I never knew cosplay. Not my thing. Learned something cool about Tanzania.