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Portmanteaus (or portmanteaux) are commonly used in the Homestar Runner universe. A portmanteau is a combination of two or more words to make a new word or phrase, often going against the accepted traditions of how words are compounded. The term originally referred to a man's travel bag which contained two main pockets. Portmanteaus were first given that name by Lewis Carroll to describe "slithy" in the poem Jabberwocky, a combination of "lithe" and "slimy".

Strong Bad and Senor Cardgage, especially, frequently create portmanteaus. The Brothers Chaps also often use portmanteaus when providing captions for Sketchbook and Weekly Fanstuff entries.

When made by Strong Bad, they are often preceded by the two words which they comprise. (e.g. "your smelly underling, or smunderling", or "the craw object, or crawbject")

This article only lists portmanteaus unique to the Homestar Runner universe.


Portmanteaus in-universe

Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In


Actionsodes Action and episodes SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer
A lottle A lot and little magic trick
Againymore Again and anymore Email
AngelCities Angelfire and GeoCities fan club
Analogawesome Analog and awesome Poker Night at the Inventory
Appeteasers Appetizers and teasers Biz Cas Fri 1


Babe-liens Babes and aliens best thing, Baddest of the Bands
Backspacebar Backspace and spacebar Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2
Barbzerdry Barber and wizardry haircut
Begunderway Begun and underway Thorax Corporation
Betaflop-D Betamax, floppy disk, and D-VHS too cool
Blistergeist Blister and poltergeist slumber party
Blue Las-alert Blue Laser and alert Shopping for Danger
Blue Laserdisc Blue Laser and Laserdisc Blue Laserdisc Challenge
Bodadical Bodacious and radical Teen Girl Squad Issue 10, 8-Bit is Enough
Bookazon.com Book and Amazon.com studying, diorama
Bouillon-aire Bouillon and billionaire space program
Brainkrieg Brain and blitzkrieg death metal, Homestar Ruiner, Hooked on Decemberween, Decomposing Pumpkins
Breadallelogram Bread and parallelogram Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
Breadpazoid Bread and trapezoid Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
Breadtangle Bread and rectangle Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
Brellow Brown and yellow Hremail 62
Brhombus Bread and rhombus Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
Broach Broil and poach Strong Bad Classics!
Broternal Brotherhood and fraternal Ever and More!
Bubbleties Bubble and subtleties lady...ing
Bubsamecium Bubs and paramecium highschool
Bubsgonzola Bubs and Gorgonzola unnatural
Bubs-keep Bubs and barkeep DNA Evidence
Bubslegum Bubs and bubblegum Bubslegum Comics
Bubsmoeba Bubs and Amoeba Record Store Day
Bubsness Bubs and business Broken Compy Menu
Bucksonsoon Bucks and monsoon dictionary
Burninate Burn and terminate dragon
Butt-patented Butt-pat and patented Coach Z's 110%
Buychase Buy and purchase Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective


Caffeinergy Caffeine and energy road trip, Strong Badia the Free
Cancun-nada Cancun and Canada Hremail 62
Canceltation Cancelation and consultation Senor Mortgage
Caramel appletini Caramel apple and Appletini Flashforward
Charmisma Charm and charisma Poker Night at the Inventory
Carve-nival Carve and carnival Pumpkin Carve-nival
Cavalcanche Cavalcade and avalanche djmankiewicz@homestarrunner.com automated response
CG-ow CGI and Preeeeow sbemail206
Cheatachu Cheat and Pikachu The House That Gave Sucky Treats, Some Type of Online Auction, marzipan
Cheatar Cheat and guitar The Cheatar
Cheatday Cheat and birthday cheatday
Cheatentina Cheat and Argentina crying
Cheatribution Cheat and retribution pop-up
Cheatsa Cheat and pizza mile, pizza joint
Cheatventures Cheat and adventures bedtime story
Cheeseburgwich Cheeseburger and sandwich Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Chocolardiac Chocolate and cardiac bottom 10
Chocozuma's Chocolate and Montezuma's bottom 10
Chumpion Chump and champion underlings
Cinemagic Cinema and magic Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Closimonies Closing and ceremonies strong badathlon
Colden Cold and golden Where My Hat Is At? (toon)
Cold-one-ibalism Cold one and cannibalism Fan Costumes '08
Colognac Cologne and cognac modeling
Combolations Combination and congratulations japanese cartoon, flashback
Compé-per Compé and paper dictionary
Compocktment Compartment and pocket sbemail206
Concessionstantinople Concession stand and Constantinople Strong Badia the Free
Constabulate Constable and consummate Trogday 08
Cooldratic Cool and quadratic Baddest of the Bands
Coology Cool and eulogy your funeral
Coopreme Cooper and supreme the movies
Cornucopourri Cornucopia and potpourri pop-up
Corpy Corporation and Compy from work, imaginary
CostaLatte Cost a lot and Latte Hremail 7
Coughiversary Cough and anniversary Teen Girl Squad Issue 11
Couchscraper Couch and skyscraper bike thief
Crackotage Crack and sabotage Cheat Commandos
Cram-packed Crammed and jam-packed Coach Z's 110%
Crap-valanche Crap and avalanche dictionary
Cratoon Crap and cartoon Sbemailiarized!
Crawbject Craw and object The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
Crudule Crud and nodule From work
Cuss-mando Cuss and commando Commandos in the Classroom


D'screetret Discreet and secret Decemberween Short Shorts
D'weeve Decemberween and eve A Death-Defying Decemberween
Dadbysitter Dad and babysitter bedtime story
Dadgeresque Dad and Dangeresque Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Dan't Don't and can't garage sale
Dazzle-mazing Dazzling and amazing Happy Fireworks
Deliberance Deliberate and deliverance Teen Girl Squad Issue 13
Decemberween December and Halloween see Decemberween
Decision-venture Decision and adventure Halloween Potion-ma-jig
Deckic Deck and epic No Hands On Deck!
Delivereceivables Deliverables and receivables business trip
Deuce-blemint Deuce and doublemint 2 emails Easter egg
Diamonocle Diabolical and monocle Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Diaperbolical Diaper and diabolical Sam & Max Season Two Alternate Ending 101
Dramatastration Dramatization and demonstration Malloween Commercial
Dreamail Dream and email dreamail
Dudeical Dude and radical web comics
Duderonomy Dude and Deuteronomy Email


Eco-mail Ecology and email environment
Eggction Egg and auction Some Type of Online Auction
Entrangled Entranced and entangled what I want
Epi-snowed Episode and snowed The Next Epi-Snowed
Europa-pean Europa and European Drive-Thru
Everybloody Everybody and bloody what I want
Excardon Excuse and pardon kind of cool
Extracurricularrific Extracurricular and terrific death metal


Fairstival Fair and festival Halloween Fairstival
Fangoriously Fang and gloriously kid's book
Fat-thority Fat and authority Strong Badia the Free
Ferty-tirst Fortieth and first Fall Float Parade
Fizzleweight Featherweight and sizzle yes, wrestling
Flavornoid Flavor and flavonoid specially marked
Flavourite Flavour and favourite Fan Stuff, Kick the Can commentary
Forty-twone Forty-two and forty-one the movies
Formulawesome Formula and awesome Strong Badia the Free
Funtivities Fun and activities specially marked


Ganglo-Saxon Gangly and Anglo-Saxon more armies
Garglemesh Gargle and Gilgamesh the paper
Gazemazement Gaze and amazement magic trick
Gentlemadies Gentlemen and ladies Punkin Show
GeoFire GeoCities and Angelfire fan club
Good Graphicketeers Good Graphics and musketeers 8-Bit is Enough
Grampson Gramps and grandson FBI warning for strongbad_email.exe Disc Six
Graveyardiganz The Backyardigans and Gravediggaz Most in the Graveyard
Griniscule Grin and miniscule commentary for i love you on the Sbemail's 50 Greatest Hits DVD
Grizzlysharkasaurusbot Grizzly, shark, -saurus, and robot Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Grold Grown and old rated
Grood Great and good Teen Girl Squad Issue 4
Groodness Great and goodness Teen Girl Squad Issue 14
Groupulon 5 Groupie and Babylon 5 best thing
Gummel Gore and pummel Thy Dungeonman 3
Gunkistan Gun and Pakistan licensed
Gutterances Guttural and utterances dictionary
Gymatorium Gymnasium and auditorium yes, wrestling, Where U Goin' 2?


Headbrow Head and eyebrow haircut
Head-chunkularly Head chunk and spectacularly Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold
Helloquialism Hello and colloquialism diorama
Helscome Hello and welcome Homestar Runner's Website
Highscraper Highrise and skyscraper dangeresque 3
Homestarmecium Homestar and paramecium highschool
Homestarloween Homestar and Halloween Homestarloween Party
Homestarmy Homestar and army army
Homezipan Homestar and Marzipan Strong Badia the Free
Homsartifact Homsar and artifact Strong Badia the Free
Homsolo Homsar and solo MixMastah 800
Hot-free Hotline and toll free unnatural


Identificaption Identification and caption rated
Inbredtational Inbred and invitational pet show
Infotainment Information and entertainment Date Nite
Intregway Intrigued and Segway (PT) concert
Intromercial Intro(duction) and infomercial technology
Investiga-awesome Investigate and awesome local news
Irridisregardless Irrespective, disregard and regardless Peasant's Quest
Issue-versary Issue and anniversary Teen Girl Squad Issue 10


Janitator Janitor and terminator DNA Evidence
Jengaship Jenga and Battleship Where's the Cheat?
Jerktionary Jerk and dictionary dictionary


Kansattica Kansas and Attica theme song
Keyswordtar Keytar and sword portrait
Kickcheater Kickstarter and Cheat sbemail206
Kingio King and Mario Pumpkin Carve-nival
Kuwaiting Kuwait and waiting Later That Night...


Leomardbury Chauceinterviews Leomard "Lem" Sportsinterviews, Geoffrey Chaucer
and The Canterbury Tales
Strong Bad reads "The Ocelot and the Porridge Maiden" (Teaser Trailer) - Worldbuilders 2014
Lieuteneral Lieutenant and general space program
Limozloshy Limozeen and sloshy Limozeen vs. Sloshy
Loadink Loading and ink Doomy Tales of the Macabre
Loadry Loading and laundry Rap Song
Loin-cheese cloth Loincloth and cheesecloth Thy Dungeonman II
Lyricbolical Lyric and diabolical Rap Song


Malloween Marshmallow and Halloween Malloween Commercial
Mallvies Mall and movies Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Manimals Man and animals Homestar Ruiner
Mannonball Man and cannonball keep cool
Margaracheatas Margaritas and Cheat Fan Costumes '06
Marshalades Marshmallows and melonade Fluffy Puff Commercial
Marzipants Marzipan and pants vacation
Marziperson Marzipan and person Weclome Back
Marzipole Marzipan and pole environment
Marzistar Marzipan and Homestar Strong Badia the Free
Masterdly Masterful and dastardly senior prom
Matt's Communications Matt and Mass Communications theme song
Maxymoron Maximum and oxymoron road trip
McArby McDonald's and Arby's Doomy Tales of the Macabre
McSwobert McSwain and Robert videography
Melonade Melon and lemonade A Jumping Jack Contest (First mention)
Meltshake Melt and milkshake road trip
Millionzoic Million and the general prehistoric suffix -zoic Summer Short Shorts
Mikezipan Mike and Marzipan Halloween Safety
MimeogWrath Mimeograph and wrath Teen Girl Squad Issue 14
Mollybdenum Molly and molybdenum diorama
Momzipan Mom and Marzipan Halloween Potion-ma-jig
Momkins Mom and Tompkins Teen Girl Squad Issue 13
Moneygician Money and magician magic trick
Montesodium Montessori and monosodium coloring
Morgue-tuary Morgue and mortuary The House That Gave Sucky Tricks
Mornideo Morning and video web comics
Mysfit-steries Misfit and mysteries highschool


Nerdular Nerdence Nerd and Popular Science car
Newlydead Newlywed and dead your funeral
Nobot No and robot what I want


Okratinis Okra and martinis senior prom
Org-ethnic Organic and ethnic hremail3184


Parchmentic Parchment and photographic Thy Dungeonman II
Petrifries Petrified and fries road trip
Philly Cheat-Steak Philly Cheese Steak and Cheat Halloween Fairstival
Piemonade Pie and lemonade other days
Plascardo Plastic and card Coach Z's 110%
Polyhairsprayteasealate Poly-, hairspray, tease and -alate 4 branches (Easter egg)
Polymascotfoamalate Poly-, mascot, foam and -alate 4 branches
Popstinkle Stand popsicle stand and stink Poker Night at the Inventory
Potion-ma-jig potion and thingamajig Halloween Potion-ma-jig
Prancibald Prance and Archibald flashback
Pretendix Pretend and appendix Strong Badia The Free
Pretendous Pretend (or "pretentious") and tremendous Fan Costume Commentary, extra plug
Pseudoname Pseudonym and name secret identity
Pukevalanche Puke and avalanche dictionary
Puttiature Putt and miniature mini-golf



Radacious Radical and bodacious Teen Girl Squad Issue 10
Ramshankle Ramshackle and shank 2 Part Episode: Part 2
Rapscalliwag Rapscallion and scallywag long pants
Reallysolved Really and resolved retirement
Realginary Real and imaginary imaginary
Restige Rest and prestige the chair
Revengeanceful Revenge, vengeance, and vengeful 2 years (Easter egg)
Rhinociraptors Rhinoceros and velociraptors Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Roadtripcionados Road trip and aficionados road trip
Rock-dezvous Rock and rendezvous Baddest of the Bands
Rockumentary Rock and documentary Baddest of the Bands
Roomisode Room and episode Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque
Roomy-VAC Room and UNIVAC Compy Catalog


Sad Sachary Taylor "Sad Sack" and Zachary Taylor Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold
Safariventure Safari and adventure theme park
Sawesome Super and awesome dictionary
Sbemailiarized Sbemail and familiarized Sbemailiarized!, April Fool 09
Scram-oose Scram and vamoose your edge
Senorial Senor Cardgage and memorial Senorial Day
Sesquicentenn-email Sesquicentennial and email Sbemail 150?!? and alternate universe
Shinoligans Shinola and shenanigans Quote of the Week
Shock-you-mentary Shock you and documentary bedtime story
Skelebrates Skeleton and vertebrate(s) big white face (Easter egg)
Smunderling Smelly and underling underlings
Snowhere Snow and nowhere The Next Epi-Snowed
Snowldiers Soldiers and snow The Next Epi-Snowed
Someteenth Something and sixteenth Teen Girl Squad Issue 10
Spamvertisement Spam and advertisement unused emails
Sportscarster Sports car and sportscaster local news
Squeazeled Squeeze and weaseled email thunder
Standby-orama Stand by and diorama diorama
Stinkomanual Stinkoman and manual Stinkoman 20X6
Stragedy Strategy and tragedy FAQ
Stratergery Strategy and surgery Homestar Ruiner
Stratosfear Stratosphere and fear Stinkoman 20X6
Strong Badagement Strong Bad and management DNA Evidence
Strong Badathlon Strong Bad and -athlon strong badathlon
Strongbadiophage Strong Bad and bacteriophage highschool
Stummy Stomach and tummy Stinkoman 20X6
Subtlefuge Subtle and subterfuge 2 Part Episode Part 1
Suckquake Suck and earthquake dictionary
Suppleties Supple and subtleties lady...ing


Telegramophone Telegram, telephone, and gramophone see Old-Timey Strong Bad's Telegramophone
Temporarios Temporary and Cheerios strong badathlon
Tenerrow'd Tenerence and Arrow'd Teen Girl Squad Issue 15
Tenthennial Tenth and -ennial Teen Girl Squad Issue 10
Thiefnique Thief and technique bike thief
Thugchantment Thug and enchantment Teen Girl Squad Issue 15
Tophaticent Top hat and magnificent more armies
Topplegangers Topple and doppelgangers 2 Part Episode: Part 1
Tour-Bus-mozeen Tour bus and Limozeen Baddest of the Bands
Trembalo Tremble and tremolo guitar
Trench-hoodie Trenchcoat and hoodie sbemail206
Trogcar Trogdor and car Weekly Fanstuff 2006, Fan Costumes '09
Trogday Trogdor and birthday Happy Trogday
Trogfamily Trogdor and family Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer
Trogventure Trogdor and adventure Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer
Turbolence Turbo and turbulence Stinkoman 20X6
Twenty-seventeen Twenty-seven and seventeen Summer Short Shorts
Twii Two, three, and Wii Kid Speedy Version 1.TWII


Uglypan Ugly and Marzipan Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 3.0
Underdrawers Underwear and drawers weird dream
Undisclothed Undisclosed and unclothed Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective


Valentimes Valentine's and times Teen Girl Squad Issue 12
Vantastic Van and fantastic Strong Bad is a Bad Guy
Vornado Vortex and tornado trading cards


Wastenado Waste and tornado dictionary
Wheatgrasskini Wheatgrass and bikini Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2
Wheatgrasstini Wheatgrass and martini Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2
Why come? Why and how come? see Why come




Portmanteaus in Sketchbook Captions

Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Basketbully Basketball and bully 17 Nov 2006
Cheat-up Cheat and stick-up 10 Feb 2005
Cowcopter Cow and helicopter 05 Aug 2004
Exag-a-homestar Exaggerate and Homestar 11 Aug 2005
Homestarms Homestar and arms 30 Sep 2004
The Hotgly One Hot and The Ugly One 20 Oct 2005
Limolosers Limozeen and losers 23 Jun 2005
Pipestache Pipe and mustache 04 Oct 2007
Stinkotetsuo Stinkoman and Tetsuo 01 Sep 2005
Strong Sadstronaut Strong Sad and astronaut 30 Mar 2006
Trogmopolitan Trogdor and cosmopolitan 09 Aug 2007

Portmanteaus in Weekly Fanstuff Captions

Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Cheatpod Cheat and iPod 06 Oct 2005
Cheatz-it Cheat and Cheez-It 21 Jun 2007
Fanimation Fan and animation 29 Nov 2007
Homespore Runner Homestar Runner and Spore 19 Jun 2008
Homsunami Homsar and tsunami 12 Oct 2007
Knitdor Knit and Trogdor 12 Jan 2006
Legogdor Lego and Trogdor 22 Nov 2004
Legomestar Lego and Homestar 07 Oct 2004
Limojean jacket Limozeen and jean jacket 01 Nov 2007
Monstrositea Monstrosity and tea 29 Jun 2006
Stinkomural Stinkoman and mural 22 Mar 2007
Trogapult Trogdor and catapult 06 Jul 2006
Trogbloons Trogdor and balloons 05 Jun 2008
Trogcake Trogdor and cake 07 Aug 2008
Trogstorm Trogdor and storm 22 May 2008

Portmanteaus in SBCG4AP Dev Blog

Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Endinning End and beginning The Endinning of the End (14 May 2008)
Phensics Fence and physics Payable Demo! (10 Jun 2008)

Portmanteaus in @StrongBadActual

Portmanteau Words Combined
Homestarchives Homestar and archives
Myst-Mon Mystery and Monday

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