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Talk:portmanteau word

I have moved the quotation here from "portmanteau" because it is for "portmanteau word". However, it does not illustrate the sense, being instead a variation on the actual meaning as defined in this entry. Does anyone have a better quotation that could be used instead? — Paul G 07:21, 18 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I do not readily find a phonetic spelling. Is this general to Wiktionary? -Thomas G. Marshall

What do you mean by "Is this general to Wiktionary?" Of course we lack content here and there. That's what we're working on. — Vildricianus 17:30, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
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portmanteau wordEdit

This term seems like it is the sum of its parts to me. Shouldn't it just be merged into the linguistic sense of portmanteau, the definition of which is currently just "A portmanteau word? SoccerMan2009 05:25, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Keep. A portmanteau word is not actually made from a suitcase. SemperBlotto 08:40, 6 February 2010 (UTC) (Three citations added for good luck)
This seems quite comparable to nominative case or flu virus. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:25, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
We probably need portmanteau term and portmanteau expression, too. DCDuring TALK 15:31, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
My impression is — and I may well be wrong — that early uses of portmanteau word meant portmanteau in the suitcase sense, not the word sense. That is, they meant "word which is like a portmanteau (suitcase)". I think it no longer means that, now meaning instead "word which is a portmanteau". Thus, if my suspicions are correct, then this (obsoletely) is not a SoP. We include dated and obsolete terms. Are these then grounds for inclusion of portmanteau word? I suppose so, though I fear a slippery slope.​—msh210 16:28, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Incidentally, I asked the same question at [[#breakfast_cereal]] below. (Later, I suppose, at [[talk:breakfast cereal]].)​—msh210 (talk) 17:06, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Many dictionaries have this term. DCDuring TALK 21:03, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Keep. --Dan Polansky 06:24, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Strike as no consensus for deletion months after nomination. --Dan Polansky 06:25, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

I've now detagged per Dan.​—msh210 (talk) 18:11, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

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