The Twitter feed devoted to a Word of the Day from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake reacquainted me with the particularities (amazing what happens when one’s reading is slowed down to a word-by-word pace) of unpacking the portmanteau
Finnegans Wake 183.13
Yes it has to do with alphabets but could it not be a joining of the genders, a melding of Alfie and Betty? An Alfred in Betty form?
And so for day 1349