Learn English slang | Media portmanteau words

Have you ever worked in telesales? When did you last see an infomercial? Do you read fanzines? Learn English slang by finding out the meaning of these media portmanteau words...

Just in case you're planning a career in telesales, here's some advice from In a Nutshell...

This is a good explanation of advertorials from Google Webmasters and the problems they create for readers...

John Oliver on Last Week Tonight talks about the problems of advertorials and how they compromise editorial control...

How many of these infomercials have you seen? Did you buy any of these products?

Finally, check out these popular music fanzines in The Guardian.

So what do you do to learn English slang? Tell us in the comments below...

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

You could work in telesales. Telesales means telephone sales. Selling something over the telephone.

That's very similar to telemarketing. Telephone and marketing.

An advertainment is a mixture between an advert and entertainment, so an advert which is created to entertain.

An advertorial you might find in a newspaper or a magazine. This is a mixture between an 'advert' and an 'editorial'.

An infomercial. This is a mixture between information and commercial.

And finally a fanzine is a magazine written by the fans.

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