Nancy, as no one will be surprised to hear, always does an excellent job of pointing out just which portmanteau names and brands are elegant, and which are clumsy. And “chop-and-jam” is an excellent way to describe this clunky one, which combines “veterinary” and “ethical” to form nothing at all elegant:
I feel like I’m lisping the word “vesicle” – which is not a word I use all that often.
But why the vet bag, you ask?
Here’s why – meet Pippin:
I’ll endure a few lousy portmanteaus (-teaux?) for his cuddles.