A portmanteau is a word that is derived from blending two or more distinct words, e.g., smog is derived from smoke and fog. In other words, there are two or more meanings (or parts) packed into one word. Portmanteau is also French for a large suitcase. A suitcase has two parts which fold into one
Wordplay or word play is a clever or subtle repartee; a play on words. It uses verbal wit based on the meanings and ambiguities of words, e.g., palindromes or anagrams.
Word Play Puzzles
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My daughter brought this test home and it was quite comical. My highly competitive son, husband and I competed against each other only to find it wasn't a race to finish each task but rather read the directions carefully and thoroughly. This is a great test to administer to students prior to taking a test to help them grasp the concept of reading directions thoroughly.