Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
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Is there a word for this?

I'm prone to a specific, and comedic, speech error. Frequently, when I've got a word with two synonyms, I'll combine them into a nonsense word, or at least an irrelevant word--kind of like a spoonerism, where you reverse the first sounds of a word (a la Zummy Gummy from Gummy bears, who would "spast a kell" instead of "casting a spell."), except it's a short circuit in picking between two words. The one I do the most often is combining "might" and "may" into "mate," but it happens with other, more complex words, too.

Is there a word for this one?
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