Learn English slang | Sport portmanteau words

Learn English slang by finding out the meaning of common portmanteau words to talk about sport such as Paralympics, boxercise, twerking and find out what the Mobot is as well!

This great ad for Channel 4's coverage of the Rio Paralympics shows just how superhuman these athletes are...

Here's British Olympian Mo Farah teaching Jamaican Olympic legend Usain Bolt how to do the Mobot...

...and here's Mo teaching the Mobot dance!

It seems that there is actually a movie called BASEketball about BASEketball that came out in the late '90s, although I'm not sure if it's any good. Here's the trailer...

Finally, if you don't know what twerking is, then where have you been? Just to make it clear, watch this report from Clevver News...

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

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

A very famous portmanteau in sport is Paralympics. This is a mixture of 'parallel and 'Olympics'.

Another very famous portmanteau at the Olympics is the Mobot. This is a mixture of 'Mo Farah', the British runner, and 'robot', because he does a robot dance after he wins at the Olympics.

If you go to the gym you might try dancercise, which is 'dance' and 'exercise' or maybe boxercise - 'boxing' and 'exercise'.

There's yogalates, which is 'yoga' and 'pilates'.

You could also try BASEketball, which is a mixture between 'baseball' and 'basketball'.

And finally, if you like dancing, you might twerk, which is also good exercise, which is a mixture of 'twist' and 'jerk'.

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