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Is there an American term for a group of elitist schools, similar to the abbreviation “Oxbridge”?

I saw the word, ‘Oxbridge’, a portmanteau of Oxford and Cambridge, in a comment to a question asking for a better word for ‘invigilator’: Whereas the situation is reversed in the UK, and one in a ...
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What do you call the process of combining two words to create a new one?

Two very well established examples I can think of are: Guesstimate (i.e. Guess + Estimate) Chillax (i.e. Chill + Relax) I guess I am meaning the process where two words are artificially combined ...
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Term for turning “Florida” into “Flo Rida”

What would be the name for dissecting a word to create a phrase — the opposite of a portmanteau? Like the rapper Flo Rida made his name out of Florida. Is there a term for that?
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Is there a specific name for a portmanteau of two alternative spellings?

This question came about in a discussion between myself and another user of the Gaming.SE chat after I linked in this chiptune track called An Eskimeau Experience Here is the gist of the discussion: ...