CatchThis Blog / jeggings name

Beth Gerber

September 18, 2013

I confess, I’m a sucker for a portmanteau. There’s just something so satisfying about forming a new word by squishing two old ones together. Smog (smoky fog), jeggings (jean leggings), murses (male nurses): portmanteaus are clever and fun, and they’re the ultimate in verbal economy. So I really perked up when I came across a […]

Beth Gerber

December 8, 2011

When it comes to wordplay, I’m as big a fan of the portmanteau as the next person. (For those of you who don’t know, a portmanteau is a word formed by squishing parts of two other words together.) Snapple (snap + apple), smog (smoke + fog), jeggings (jeans + leggings): I love how elegantly these […]