Anyway, I'm reading the book, before the Incident, and there's a bunch of entries for random words from Urbandictionary.com. And I'm all "I want to do that," but it just felt like cheating. So here's me cheating.
A portmanteau is one word made out of two or more words smooshed together. Lewis Carrol invented a bunch of them, a couple of which, like chortle, made it into the language proper. Other common portmanteaus include gerrymander, cyborg, and smog.
Pop culture these days has raised the portmanteau from obscurity and I dig it. So here's a couple of my faves:
Ginormous: Giant and enormous. This one was recently added to Webster's, much to the chagrin of word purists who are somehow not aware that new words aren't a threat to the foundations of our civilization. I use this a lot.
Blog: What this is.
Pornado: A porn tornado, or the thing that happens when you click what seems like a perfectly legitimate link, and suddenly your screen explodes into a whirlwind of pornographic popups. Less common since the advent of popup blocker.
Nonversation: Totally meaningless and unproductive conversation.
Rickroll: This. Related things include Trololoroll, Duckroll (which predates rickrolling, actually), and my new favorite, multiroll.
Bromance: A close, affectionate relationship between two straight dudes.
And there you have it. A bunch of crap I took from Urbandictionary.com and regurgitated to you.