February 23rd, 2014

X Portmanteau Competition – The Results

Thanks to everyone who entered our little competition. We thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your concoctions.

The Judging Panel had a tough job deliberating, but in the end came to a unanimous decision.

The winning portmanteau was xegret: from xerox and regret, which describes “when you photocopy something at an office party then regret it later”.

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The prize, an e-book version of The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth, goes to KayleeAnn McGregor. Well done, KayleeAnn!

 

June 15th, 2013

xanthippe

A nagging, ill-tempered wife.

June 16th, 2013

xanthometer

A device for measuring the colour of sea water or lakes.

August 12th, 2014

xebec

A small three-masted vessel.

December 25th, 2012

xenium

A gift you are obliged to give.

September 2nd, 2016

xenium

A gift you are obliged to give.

September 5th, 2012

xenization

The act of travelling or staying somewhere as a stranger.

May 18th, 2016

xenization

The act of travelling or staying somewhere as a stranger.

June 13th, 2013

xenodocheionology

Love of hotels and inns.

June 14th, 2013

xenogenesis

The supposed production of offspring markedly different to either parent.