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bumbershoot (BUM-buhr-shoot) noun
[Blend of sounds of umbrella + parachute.]
"While the umbrella--or brolly or bumbershoot or parasol--has protected
people from sun or rain for some 4,000 years, there apparently are a few
rude umbrella handlers left on the planet."
"You probably take your bumbershoot for granted. It's just an umbrella:
a shaft, expandable ribs and waterproof fabric. But technology is slowly
improving that generations-old design."
This week's theme: portmanteau or blend words.
No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical. -Niels Bohr, physicist (1885-1962)