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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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Cornballdygook

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔɹnbəldiˌgʊk/

Sentence: If you can speak intelligently to pushy, obnoxious journalists after working yourself to a near collapse without spewing cornballdygook, then I'll be very impressed.

Etymology: 2008, from cornball + (gobble)dygook

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COMMENTS:

bit of a mouthful this one, but I like it ;o) - HerOralHighness, 2008-02-04: 17:19:00

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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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Animarillson

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Ani-mar-ill-son

Sentence: i suffer with Animarillson, but im famous and rich and super and great. What where we talking about again?

Etymology: Animarillson; to remain ignorant and stupid, and to remain so after by luck a person succeeds in sport...(word created from all other sports commenters names; Hill/Motson/Kamare etc)

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I like the way you constructed your word - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:58:00

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Earnacular

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

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COMMENTS:

This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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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: BEEFCANT - noun - from BEEFCAKE (men with muscular physiques) + CANT (to speak in a jargon, or secret language; to use phraseology particular to a group)

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or can't as in can't speak - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 09:15:00

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

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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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Donkingcoherence

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

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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