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'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Skiterbole

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: sky ter bowl ee

Sentence: Wayne treated the fans to a gasping, vacuous paragraph of skiterbole. Fortunately, their short attention spans allowed his undeservedly high reputation to stay intact.

Etymology: From Skite and Hyperbole

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COMMENTS:

petaj Was Wayne a skiterboy? sk8ter boy. - petaj, 2008-11-28: 04:05:00

nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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Sportled

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sport-old

Sentence: The spokesportsman sportled a badinage of thisthat until he ran out of stupidendous chitchat.

Etymology: Sportled: a play on sports, oracle, and chortled. Stupidendous: a play on stupid and stupendous.

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Sportuage

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: sport/age

Sentence: when it was the last football game of the year i was so rervese all of the anouncers and people watching me....we won the game and the anouncers guy came over and started talking in sportuge

Etymology: spot+languge

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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: beefcake (male with a muscular physique) + cant (jargon, lingo)

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very nice!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00

wow its weird that no1 is puting any commants - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 18:11:00

Any comment I make would have me blushing and giggling ... but I'll share ... finally. Stevenson, beefcant is a most appealing verboticism! Simply, because we ladies always like the beefcake that always comes with it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 21:01:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: She was tired of all the pre, during and post game jabber and analyses. The garbled speaking with anyone remotely connected with the sport. Most infuriating was the jocktalk after the big win. There was only one reason the team one...they got more goals than the other team! Duh...

Etymology: Jock (a person trained to compete in sports;an athlete) & Talk (speak)

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Puzzeal

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pez-zel

Sentence: Some people get butterflies in their stomachs, but Kimberly gets bullfrogs in her throat whenever she's excited. "I was just so happy when the final season of LOST started that I couldn't even talk during the first commercial break," she recounted. Sadly, Kimberly is not alone and suffers alongside dozens of stars of romantic comedies. Luckily science can help! PhunPharmasuitcals introduces Puzzealia, a new medication to treat sufferers of Puzzeal. Side effects include: broken eyeballs, leprosy, and cannibalism.

Etymology: Puzzle (confuse) + Zeal (excitement)

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Tysonicisms

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tahy-SUHN-ik-iz-uhmz

Sentence: The superhero sports star gave an adrenalin-pumped interview after he creamed his opponent, firing drimblings at lightning speed and with the force of a battering ram. A classic case of Tysonicisms...

Etymology: TYSON: Mike Tyson. SONIC: relating to audible sound; at the speed of sound; Slang - Extremely exciting and fast-paced. ISMS: jocks' overblown belief in themselves, their ability, their team, and their game. Drimblings: drivel + dribble + ramblings

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Box on. Nice word; luv drimblings! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 01:09:00

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Patterup

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: patt-er-up

Sentence: The whole side fronted up for the patterup with the journalists after winning the game. The PITCHer started up first with his SPIELE, which soon degenerated into a garBALLed outpouring. His teammates all started shouting the usual cliches about the proverbial wire, the good fight put up by the opposition and taking just one game at a time.

Etymology: Batter Up - baseball term to call up the next batter + patter (speech - especially fast/rehearsed) pitch (salesman's speech) spiele (German for games) ball (as in games)

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COMMENTS:

Classy. The (not so) subtle innuendo adds another level to the pun and hints insightfully at the obsequious relationship between media and sport - emdeejay, 2008-11-27: 04:42:00

It's a hit we can all have a ball using! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:29:00

You're a diamond in the rough, petaj...and you keep all your bases covered! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:03:00

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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Donkingcoherence

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: don king co HEER ens

Sentence: The coach's donKingcoherence was legendary. Some of the things he said were so incomprehensible that they were quoted on "humorous sayings" websites. For example, "If we're gonna win, we gotta get more points, 'cause usually, when the other team wins, it's 'cause they got more points, and usually there is only one winner, so next time, we definitely gotta prob'ly try to get more points."

Etymology: Don King (flamboyant boxing promoter and motivational speaker, often noted for his unintentionally funny sayings) + incoherence

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COMMENTS:

Ha ha! Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:30:00

excellent word...and that hair! - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-04: 03:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-22: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James