Today I learned the poem "Jabberwocky" b y Lewis Carrol is not jibberish,but in fact Lewis' creation of his own portmaneau words ." Twas brillig and the slithy toves. did gyre and gimble in the wabe." Actually means. Twas brillig (4 o clock in the afternoon) and the slithey (slimey-slithery) toves (combo of lizard,raccoon and something else) did gyre ( basically to frolic) and gimble (dig holes) in the wabe (area of grass arounds a sundial). WHO KNEW!!!! See Portmanteau in Learn a New Word thread!