Pack your portmanteau … we’re glamping!

Why resort to a knapsack, rucksack, or packsack, when a portmanteau is waiting for your flip flops, aviators, high-wasted jeans, and let’s-hit-the-road grin?

Are you ready? It’s National Glamping Weekend!! We’ve packed our bags and we’re heading out for a fun-filled weekend sitting by the campfire making s’mores, fishing in the nearby stream, board games, jigsaw puzzles, and fun in the sun.

Say it with me: portmanteau—a large traveling case made of stiff leather, especially one hinged at the back so as to open out into two compartments or,

portmanteau is also used to describe a linguistic blend, namely a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings … such as Spanish and English into Spanglish, or smoke and fog into smog, or,

in Lewis Carroll’s book, Through the Looking-Glass, Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice the coinage of the unusual words in Jabberwocky, where “slithy” means “lithe and slimy” and “mimsy” is “flimsy and miserable,” OR

glamour and camping into glamping!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh how I wanted to come to this event!! This summer we already had made plans and paid for a trip to France when the information came out. BUt, I know it will be successful and I am hoping that you do again next year and I can come then, and meet my new Idaho friends and meet other farmgirls and , and , and , and……..Is it time to book my flight yet in 2013? I can’t wait for you to post how it all went!! Thanks Mary Jane!!

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