Normally I love a good portmanteau (the combination of two words into one). But there are a few that I just hate. Feel free to add your own.
  1. Gaysian: gay + asian
    Dear person that made this word up. I hate you.
  2. Murse: male + purse
    Why isn't this just a messenger bag or even just a bag? Where did this come from? Also totally confusing because I think of male nurse. Don't use this word.
  3. Murse: male + nurse
    Why can't you just be a nurse? Why must you qualify your gender?
  4. Mompreneur: mom + enterpreneur
    It sounds so apologetic. You can be a mom and an entrepreneur. Those two aren't mutually exclusive.
  5. Cheftestant: chef + contestant
    Ugh. Don't get me started on celebrity chefs and reality TV. There are some great chefs who have been on TV but I lowkey hate the word cheftestant. It's become almost a joke. Being a chef is mark of respect. Don't dumb it down by using this word.
  6. Chillax
    Thankfully it isn't used much anymore but this is a useless word when you think about it. Don't chill and relax basically mean the same thing?
  7. Fantabulous: fantastic and fabulous
    See chillax
  8. Ginormous: gigantic and enormous
    See chillax
  9. Guesstimate: guess and estimate
    See chillax
  10. Bromance: brother + romance
    This totally smacks of homophobia. Can't two guys just be pals? Nope. If you label it a bromance, it's because the two guys are STRAIGHT and have a great friendship! How very progressive. It's basically like saying #NoHomo whenever it's used.
  11. Shemale: she + male
    I immediately know what sort of tacky sleazy porn you watch.
  12. Mangina: man + vagina
    My friend Michelle came across this one reading M/M slash fiction. She immediately texted me and asked if I knew the word and if it was commonly used. I did not know and have never heard it since. But I can NEVER, not mentally see the image it conjures up again. Thanks Michelle.
  13. Momager
    Mom + manager. Not anti its existence, but just say mom and manager, jeez louise...
    Suggested by @mattan
  14. Shero
    I guess its ok but usually used in a cringe context. Really depends who is saying it.
    Suggested by @stars
  15. Cronut
    If it is basically a donut that you have to wait an hour to buy for $9, it better have diamonds inside it
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  16. P'zone
    A calzone is basically already just a folded pizza, Pizza Hut
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  17. Twerk = nuff said
    Suggested by @reconditioner
  18. Any amalgam of people's names to show that you ship them.
    Yes, I'm old.
    Suggested by @bookishclaire