These are what I submitted for the Washington Post Style Invitational humor contest on portmanteau coinages. In an e-mail, the Empress gently chided me, instructing that some of my brilliance did not technically meet the "portmanteau" criteria.
Nevertheless, none of my cleverness made the grade.
Fair and bollixed. You decide . . . if any should have (or "should have done," as the Brits would say if the sentence ended here) made the grade.
sicklicious -- cutting yet perversely pleasurable (...a sicklicious remark).
siblinguistics -- the psychologicallly charged speech habits of siblings ("I'm telling Mommy!" or "How could you think of going on a cruise on their fiftieth anniversary!")
stipulater -- to add conditions to an agreement after the fact.
technicalamity -- a highly specialized screw-up, or an event masquerading as such ("The system is down. What a technicalamity!)
Timbuktutu -- a scanty ballet outfit, and by extension a euphemism for nudity
Timbuktutu -- outfit worn -- sometimes -- by the Mali National Ballet Company
zodiaction -- action taken after reading one's daily horoscope.
sacramention -- something you swore you would never tell.
sadomasochasm -- the gap between pleasure and pain.
topornography -- branch of topography that perceives explicit sexual connotations in land forms and contours.
unduleisure -- a casual but flirtatious wave of the hand.
ultimato -- a threat that backfires, leaving one red-faced, as in "I thought I told you to clean your room!" "I did, plus I did my homework and mowed the lawn."
umpirical -- pertaining to data that is simultaneously highly subjective and objective.
vestallment -- virginity, or its loss, on the installment plan.
vortext -- a message that just sucks the air out of you.
whiskeynote -- an intemperate opening speech or address
zerendipity -- discovering by sheer happenstance the existential nothingness and hollowness of life as we know it. (J.P. Sartre, Paris)
zaftwig -- America's next celebrity model; an anorexic beauty with strategically implanted supplements.
yeowomen -- back-up singers for a gangsta rapper.
yahootenanny -- a bunch of screaming idots. Yahootenanny: scream-activated search engine.
wobegonorhhea -- a sexually transmitted curse.
xenopheromone -- hormone that stimulates arousal triggered by the sound of a foreign accent.