Handsy Miniature: Typos and Portmanteaus

By Doctor Comrade

I'm back(!) from a brief hiatus during which I took my comprehensive exams and enjoyed a little bit of Spring Break. While studying for my comps, I took notes on my computer, and because I'm not the best typist I produced several misspelled words which I think resemble funny portmanteaus that I think you'll enjoy.

Celeberated - when an athlete taunts an opponent after doing something praiseworthy.

For example, how to negate the yardage of a nice catch-and-run with a stupid penalty.

For example, how to negate the yardage of a nice catch-and-run with a stupid penalty.

Subjext - the act of creating a subtext to one's own subjectivity. See: metadiscourse.

Consumpetition - during the Cold War, Americans endeavored to break the Soviet economy by out-consuming them.

Domenstic - describes men who have reappropriated what have been traditionally female domestic gender roles.

[Photo of Lindsay doing the dishes not found]

[Photo of Lindsay doing the dishes not found]

Demonstic - describes men who seek to oppress women by defining "traditional" gender roles as a woman's proper place.

Legitimake - [I honestly detest the word "legitimate" as a verb; we already have a verb for that, it's "legitimize." The word "legitimate" is an adjective. I believe this is a good example of the difference between a homonym and a homophone.]

Ivansation of the Body Snatchers - the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers has been widely interpreted as a metaphor for fear of communist infiltration. "Ivan" is a common Russian first name. This is no coincidence.

Americfans - patriotic Americans who adorn their personal spaces like sports fans adorn their offices with banners, flags, and other memorabilia. 

Beneviolence - the situation in which a person attempts to help another, but unwittingly reinforces structures of power that created the initial inequality. See: Derrida on gifts and Spivak on the subaltern.