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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Jockscrap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: jok sskrapp

Sentence: his jockscrap stunk even more than his joclstrap used to.

Etymology: jock strap, jock crap

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 09:07:00

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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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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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Lipoosuction

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: lip/ooo/suk/shun

Sentence: The hockey superstar was trying so hard to suck up to the interviewer and not offend any of his team that his interview was merely lipoosuction.

Etymology: lip(as in lip service) + ooh(didn't put the 'h' in the word because it turned it into pooh)+ suck (as in suck up) + liposuction

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Schwarzenabble

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ˈʃvaɐt-sən-ae-bEl

Sentence: I haven't a single idea what the public announcement at the mall is schwarzenabbling about. For god's sake, the management should replace the bad speakers!

Etymology: 1) Schwarzenegger: refers to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks. 2) Gabble: rapid and indistinct speech.

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COMMENTS:

Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:24:00

Thanx Silveryaspen. It's time to cast my vote for today! - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 10:59:00

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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platidoōd

Sentence: After the team has a rough game and nobody wants to face the press, they trot out their best platidude. Phrases like **It was a learning experience**, **It*s a building year**, and **They were the better team tonight** flow from his mouth without so much as a thought. When he was finished most of the reporters still had blank note pads.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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good word, dude... - Nosila, 2010-04-22: 11:39:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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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