Malamanteau boggling online definition sources?

Malamanteau boggling online definition sources?

New York City : NY : USA | May 12, 2010 at 1:58 PM PDT
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The word Malamanteau is a strange one to say the least as no one has yet been able to explain how it got to be one of the hottest trends on Google today. Some say that it is the title of a webpage created by Wikipedia in a comic created by XKCD comics though I personally cannot verify this information since I have not read that specific issue of the XKCD comic - in fact I have not ready any issues of the comic let alone knowing that it exists.

The urban website has some strange entries for the word Malamanteau and here is how the list of entries goes:

1. Malamanteau

buy Malamanteau mugs, tshirts and magnets A word defined to infuriate Wikipedia editors Since an xkcd comic showed a Wikipedia article entitled "Malamanteau" people keep on trying to create the article! xkcd wikipedia randall munroe vandalism
by SteveD
May 11, 2010 share this 2. Malamanteau
buy Malamanteau mugs, tshirts and magnets A neologism for a portmanteau created by incorrectly combining a malapropism with a neologism. It is itself a portmanteau of 'malapropism' and 'portmanteau'. "That was textuous."
"Haha, now that's a Malamanteau."
"A what?"
"Don't tell me you haven't seen yet!"
portmanteau neologism malapropism

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