Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yummy (?) Portmanteaus

Speaking of portmanteaus, if it wasn't for Yum! Brands I would not have chuckled even once during the excruciatingly painful viewing experience of "Young Adult".

"KenTaco-Hut" anyone?

This fast food combo may be old news to many; however, I can't think of one in Michigan so this triple portmanteau (and especially how it was verbalized in the movie) cracked me up.

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Unknown said...

Just found & love your blog. A journalism major from Michigan myself, I'm cursed with zeroing in on punctuation. Please allow me the liberty to draw your attention to your first sentence. Periods fall inside quotation marks. "Get a life," you're thinking. But then I wouldn't indulge in reading blogs like yours!

Laura Payne said...

Regarding quotation marks and periods, there are style differences for American English and British English. See here:
I actually made the choice to punctuate that the way I did because I have many readers outside of the U.S. and I tend to prefer the British style. You are correct though, that in the U.S. periods and commas are inside quotation marks.

I will also be the first to admit that punctuation is not one of my stronger suits.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm glad you found my blog. Please feel free to continue helping me out with punctuation.

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