I still buy freshly registered domain names, and two such names I picked up over the weekend are Frankenword.com and Frankenwords.com. What are frankenwords, you ask? According to Wiktionary.org, a frankenword is “a word formed by combining two (or more) other words.”
After registering these domain names, I’ve been thinking of some of my favorite frankenwords, many of which are either vulgar, rude, and/or inappropriate), and thought it’s pretty fun to think of these words and meanings. A few common ones I’ve seen used include ginormous (gigantic+enormous), Brangelina (Brad+Angelina), chillax (chill+relax), manscape (man+landscape), inbredneck (inbred+redneck) and others.
If I had additional time, I’d consider creating a fmylife.com type of website where people add their favorite frankenwords and share them with friends.
So, what are your favorite frankenwords?