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The word "garglemesh" is a portmanteau of the word "gargle" and the name of Gilgamesh, an ancient king of Uruk.

From: the paper
Posted on: 02:25, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh is often assigned to high school students learning either world history or ancient literature. The fact that Gilgamesh is a funny word leads many people to get it stuck in their head for years, which is why this is likely.

Arguments against:

  1. Giglamesh is completely irrelevant to what Strong Bad is saying. It's probably just a portmanteau of "gargle" and "mesh." References tend to have at least some coherence to what's happening in the toon.

Additional comments:

  • Gilgamesh was my first thought when I saw this part.
    • The first thing you thought of is completely irrelevant. The argument is whether or not TBC intended it as a reference.
  • The "ancient king of Uruk" part can be removed.
  • I don't think it's necessarily a portmanteau of anything in particular.

Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. D&D greg
  2. ~ SlipStream
  3. Has Matt? (talk)
  4. SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.)
  5. PlasticDiverGuy
  6. Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT)
  1. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There)
  2. YKHi. I'm Ayjo!
  3. Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing!
  4. DorianGray
  5. phlip TC
  6.  Loafing
  7. Shwoo
  8. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra
  9. So makey outy
  10. It's dot com
  11. Mycroft Holmes
  12. Point7Q
  13. The Chort
  14. The Goblin!!
  15. Wi2K Talk-Favorites-173
  16. Homestar-Winner (talk)
  17. Trey56
  18. Isaac Smith (T · C)

Proposed revision:

The word "garglemesh" is a portmanteau of "gargle" and "mesh".

Arguments for:

  1. It's more likely this than some ancient king the Chappos might've never heard of. It fits way better into the context.

Arguments against:

  1. It could also be a garbled mess of "garbled mess".
  2. If we cannot decide for certain 1)If it is a portmanteau or malapropism or something else and 2)What is is a portmanteau/malapropism of, than it should not be mentioned at all.

Additional comments:

  • Well, the whole Giglamesh thing just doesn't make any sense. If nobody can agree on what it actually is supposed to be, maybe it's not worth mentioning.
    • It could be a malapropism of "garbledmess" which is a portmanteau of "garbled" and "mess", but that may just be taking it too far.
      • I don't think it's necessarily a portmanteau or malapropism of anything in particular.
        • The more I look at it, the more it seems unnecessary to include it in the article at all. There's no way to tell if it's actually a reference to or portmanteau of anything in particular, and vague speculation (which this is fast becoming) doesn't belong in the article.

Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man
  1. phlip TC
  2.  Loafing
  3. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra
  4. PlasticDiverGuy
  5. It's dot com
  6. DorianGray
  7. Mycroft Holmes
  8. Point7Q
  9. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There)
  10. Homestar-Winner (talk)
  11. Trey56
  12. Wi2K Talk-Favorites-173
  13. Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing!
  14. Isaac Smith (T · C)

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