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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.

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


Portmaneaus 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
Appeteasers Appetizers and teasers Biz Cas Fri 1


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Babe-liens Babes and aliens best thing
Barbzerdry Barber and wizardry haircut
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
Bookazon.com Book and Amazon.com studying, diorama
Bouillon-aire Bouillon and billionaire space program
Brainkrieg Brain and blitzkrieg death metal
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
Brhombus Bread and rhombus Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
Broternal Brotherhood and fraternal Ever and More!
Bubsamecium Bubs and paramecium highschool
Bubsgonzola Bubs and Gorgonzola unnatural
Bubs-keep Bubs and barkeep DNA Evidence
Bubsness Bubs and Business Broken Compy Menu
Burninate Burn and terminate dragon


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Caffeinergy Caffeine and energy road trip
Canceltation Cancelation and consultation Senor Mortgage
Caramel appletini Caramel apple and Appletini Flashforward
Carve-nival Carve and carnival Pumpkin Carve-nival
Cavalcanche Cavalcade and avalanche djmankiewicz@homestarrunner.com automated response
Cheatachu Cheat and Pikachu The House That Gave Sucky Treats, Some Type of Online Auction
Cheatar Cheat and guitar The Cheatar
Cheatday Cheat and birthday cheatday
Cheatentina Cheat and Argentina crying
Cheatribution Cheat and retribution pop-up
Cheatventures Cheat and adventures bedtime story
Chocolardiac Chocolate and Cardiac bottom 10
Chocozuma's Chocolate and Montezuma's bottom 10
Chumpion Chump and champion underlings
Closimonies Closing and ceremonies strong badathlon
Colognac Cologne and Cognac modeling
Combolations Combination and congratulations japanese cartoon, flashback
Constabulate Constable and consummate Trogday 08
Coology Cool and eulogy your funeral
Coopreme Cooper and supreme the movies
Cornucopourri Cornucopia and potpourri pop-up
Corpy Corporation and Compy from work
Coughiversary Cough and anniversary Teen Girl Squad Issue 11
Couchscraper Couch and skyscraper bike thief
Crawbject Craw and object The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
Cuss-mando Cuss and commando Commandos in the Classroom


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
D'screetret Discreet and secret Decemberween Short Shorts
Dadbysitter Dad and babysitter bedtime story
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
Delivereceivables Deliverables and receivables business trip
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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Eco-mail Ecology and e-mail environment
Eggction Egg and auction Some Type of Online Auction
Entrangled Entranced and entangled what I want
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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Fairstival Fair and festival Halloween Fairstival
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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Ganglo-Saxon Gangly and Anglo-Saxon more armies
Gazemazement Gaze and amazement magic trick
GeoFire GeoCities and Angelfire fan club
Geographist Geographer and -ist (possibly geologist) death metal
Gewd Good and Ew bedtime story
Grold Grown and old rated
Grood Great and good Teen Girl Squad Issue 4
Groodness Great and goodness Teen Girl Squad Issue 14
Gummel Gore and pummel Thy Dungeonman 3
Gunkistan Gun and Pakistan licensed
Gymatorium Gymnasium and auditorium yes, wrestling


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Headbrow Head and eyebrow haircut
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
Homsolo Homsar and solo MixMastah 800
Hot-free Hotline and toll free unnatural
Hundredaire/thousandaire Hundred/thousand and millionaire suntan


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Identificaption Identification and caption rated
Inbredtational Inbred and invitational pet show
Intregway Intriguing 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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Janitator Janitor and terminator DNA Evidence


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Kansattica Kansas and Attica theme song
Keyswordtar Keytar and sword portrait


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Lieuteneral Lieutenant and General space program
Limozloshy Limozeen and sloshy Limozeen vs. Sloshy
Loadry Loading and laundry Rap Song
Lyricbolical Lyric and diabolical Rap Song


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Malloween Marshmallow and Halloween Malloween Commercial
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
Masterdly Masterful and dastardly senior prom
Maxymoron Maximum and oxymoron road trip
Millionzoic Million and the general prehistoric suffix -zoic Summer Short Shorts
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
Mornideo Morning and video web comics


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Nerdular Nerdence Nerd and Popular, Nerd and Science car
Newlydead Newlywed and dead your funeral
Nobot No and robot what I want



Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
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
Polymascotfoamalate Poly-, mascot, foam, and -ate 4 branches
Polyhairsprayteasealate Poly-, hairspray, and tease 4 branches (Easter egg)
Potion-ma-jig potion and thingamajig Halloween Potion-ma-jig
Pretendous Pretend and tremendous extra plug



Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Radacious Radical and boadacious Teen Girl Squad Issue 10
Rapscalliwag Rapscallion and scallywag long pants
Reallysolved Really and resolved retirement
Restige Rest and prestige the chair
Revengeanceful Revenge, vengeance, and vengeful 2 years (Easter egg)
Roadtripcionados Road trip and aficionados road trip


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Safariventure Safari and adventure theme park
Sbemail Strong Bad and Email Strong Bad Email
Scram-oose Scram and vamoose your edge
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
Spamvertisement Spam and advertisement unused emails
Squeazeled Squeeze and weaseled email thunder
Standby-orama Stand by and diorama diorama
Stinkomanual Stinkoman and manual Stinkoman 20X6
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
Suppleties Supple and subtleties lady...ing


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Temporarios Temporary and Cheerios strong badathlon
Tenthennial Tenth and -ennial Teen Girl Squad Issue 10
Thiefnique Thief and technique bike thief
Tophaticent Top hat and magnificent more armies
Trogday Trogdor and birthday Happy Trogday
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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
Uglypan Ugly and Marzipan Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 3.0


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
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


Portmanteau Words Combined Appears In
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
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
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
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
Trogcar Trogdor and car 03 Nov 2006
Trogstorm Trogdor and storm 22 May 2008

Portmanteaus in SBCG4AP Dev Blog

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

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