Turducken and the road to Portmanteau

Ok so recently I was playing Restaurant City on Facebook (well not so recently I was since Thanks Giving, I wonder why I didn’t include this in that blog, or maybe I did)

Ok so yeah, I found out about this new dish called Turducken which according to wikipedia is

a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken or hen

What is a Turducken


 

And since you see the word portmanteau in the title and in the description you know I’ll talk about it too and back to our beloved wikipedia where

portmanteau or portmanteau word is a blend of two (or more) words ormorphemes and their meanings into one new word. In linguistics, a portmanteau is defined as a single morph which represents two or more morphemes.

and some examples of a portmanteau includes the word brunch (breakfast + lunch) and some famous brand names like “Amtrak” which is a portmanteau of the words “America” and “track.” “Conrail” is a portmanteau of the words “consolidated” and “rail.” “FedEx” portmanteaus “federal” and “express;” “AmEx” is a portmanteau of the word “American” and “Express.” “Verizon” is a portmanteau of “veritas” and “horizon.” “Accenture” is often explained as a portmanteau of “accent” and “future.” Similarly, retail banking product of Infosys – “Finacle” is a portmanteau of the words “Financial Pinnacle.”

So now you people have learnt 2 news things today and to see you off I shall share another picture of Turducken so you can see how it looks in real life

Cross Section of a Turducken

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