Sometimes two related phrases are reached for simultaneously. I recently heard a newscaster combine "standpoint" and "point of view," so that his sentence began "from a football standpoint of view..." is there a name for this phenomenon?

Portmanteau is close but it usually applied to single words.

  • The newscaster has been watching too much "Wheel of Fortune"! Sounds like he's hung-up on the puzzle called "before and after": " FOOTBALL STANDPOINT/ OF VIEW." (Don't overthink this one!) Dec 25, 2015 at 1:53
  • @rhetorician - The game show Jeopardy! uses that same terminology – "before and after."
    – J.R.
    Dec 25, 2015 at 9:05
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    A "blend word" ? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blend_word
    – Charlie
    Dec 25, 2015 at 19:56
  • This is simply a form of tautology.
    – Chenmunka
    Mar 15, 2016 at 12:56

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I'll stick my neck out on a limb...

I think this is a good example of a malaphor.


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