what 2 words make up the word glugging?
Sorry for being thick, but I have never heard the expression 'portmanteau word' and I'm English! Can someone explain to me what this means?
It means that there are two meanings (i.e. words) included in one word. These are usually made-up words.
"slithy" means "lithe" and "slimy" (If I'm not mistaken, that's the first portmanteau ever used, in the book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871)
"infomercial" from "information" and "commercial"
"smog" from "smoke" and "fog"
So....'blog' would be a portmanteau word?