Portmanteau

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

portmanteau
noun
 
1. large travelling bag, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts.
 
2
a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example motel or brunch.
 
I left in the first to confuse Roger, it's the second definition. 
 
 

Ahhhh... today I learned a new fing, thanks EC 

Glamping? I'd like to camp somewhere wild, but in a posh tent with all the luxuries...

Roger the Alien posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

portmanteau
noun
 
1. large travelling bag, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts.
 
2
a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example motel or brunch.
 
I left in the first to confuse Roger, it's the second definition. 
 
 

Ahhhh... today I learned a new fing, thanks EC 

Glamping? I'd like to camp somewhere wild, but in a posh tent with all the luxuries...

You mean you didn't know that? 

Sprout posted:
Roger the Alien posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

portmanteau
noun
 
1. large travelling bag, typically made of stiff leather and opening into two equal parts.
 
2
a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example motel or brunch.
 
I left in the first to confuse Roger, it's the second definition. 
 
 

Ahhhh... today I learned a new fing, thanks EC 

Glamping? I'd like to camp somewhere wild, but in a posh tent with all the luxuries...

You mean you didn't know that? 

 Nope

Roger the Alien posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

You're too cultured for the lot of us Eugene! 

So you can have portmanteau films too, like a sort of narrative device?

That's right: in cinema, "portmanteau" is basically a fancy way of saying an "anthology film".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_film

 

As for culture: here in the UK, the best known examples are probably those made in the 60s by Amicus, the "other" British horror studio after Hammer.

 

Having said that, "Dead of Night" was made much earlier by Ealing.  One of it's more bizarre contributions was as the inspiration for Fred Hoyle's Steady State model of the universe - now widely rejected in favour of the "Big Bang" model.

 

Eugene's Lair posted:
Roger the Alien posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

You're too cultured for the lot of us Eugene! 

So you can have portmanteau films too, like a sort of narrative device?

That's right: in cinema, "portmanteau" is basically a fancy way of saying an "anthology film".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_film

 

As for culture: here in the UK, the best known examples are probably those made in the 60s by Amicus, the "other" British horror studio after Hammer.

 

Having said that, "Dead of Night" was made much earlier by Ealing.  One of it's more bizarre contributions was as the inspiration for Fred Hoyle's Steady State model of the universe - now widely rejected in favour of the "Big Bang" model.

 

 Now that's some top class trivia, ta Eugene !

I've seen Fred Hoyle in documentaries, never guessed at that though  

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