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Gobblededash

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GOB-uhl-dee-dash

Sentence: Jean had a little in the way of technical knowledge regarding electronic, photographic and surveillance systems but she had a huge vocabulary and when called on to discuss those topics could be counted on to ramble on with enthusiastic gobblededash not realizing that most folks knew she was blathering.

Etymology: Blend of 'gobbledygook' (language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand)and 'balderdash' (nonsense)

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Lingostar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lin go star

Sentence: Paula McCartney was very possessive about the John, By George. She was a self-proclaimed bathroom monitor and rules writer, legislator and enforcer. She was the Loo-tenant, the Canservationist and the Privy Counselor. When new signs were needed, she was the lingostar and create baffling and confusing edicts that no one understood. Being Bladder Controller meant she could invent the rules and execute them. Everyone in the office felt that she belonged "Back in the USSR"..."Eight Days a Week". When they boycotted the toilets, she asked them if they needed to go...they answered, "No Reply" or "I Feel Fine". Her boss finally intervened and told her, "Let it Be", even though people told him, "You're going to lose that girl". She quit and became a "Paperback Writer" and followed "The Long and Winding Road" to lingostardom.

Etymology: Lingo ( a characteristic language of a particular group) & Star (a performer who receives prominent billing) & Wordplay on Ringo Starr (the 4th Beatle...With a little help from my friends)

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COMMENTS:

Luckily, Pete Best quit after the Hamburg tour (when they sang as a back-up band for Tony Sheridan). If Ringo didn't take Pete's spot at the drum set, this word would have never been born. Cool word, N! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 01:34:00

was he related to John Rennon? - galwaywegian, 2010-05-17: 10:46:00

I like the comment of Paul, when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, he said Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles! - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 17:14:00

LOL... - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:05:00

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Ostendictious

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: OS ten DIC shus

Sentence: I think my ostendictious co-worker has swallowed a dictionary and wants us all to know.

Etymology: ostentatious:expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people. and dictionary

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COMMENTS:

This is a clever combination of impressive overinflation....like it. - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:10:00

Like it alot. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:20:00

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Bigblurtzah

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: big - blurtz - ah

Sentence: Whether it be the professor, the politician, the military drill instructor, the businessman, or anyone, those who think they can confuse and impress with big words are just bigblurtzahs!

Etymology: Big: huge Blurtz: spewing big words without giving any thought to what is uttered. Zah: my own creation for a synonym for Ugh! A play on the expression Big Bertha!

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COMMENTS:

how true - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:11:00

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Rhetchtoric

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: retch/tor/ik

Sentence: The grad student was so full of rhechtoric that my gag reflex kicked in every time I saw him.

Etymology: rhetoric + retch

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COMMENTS:

Happy New Year, JW...May the farce be always with you! - Nosila, 2009-01-01: 02:45:00

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Patteronise

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: pat err owe n aye z

Sentence: She constantly patteronised Patty, despite doubts being brought forward about the verissimilitude of her verbosity.

Etymology: patronise, patter.

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Normcrosbeing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: norm croz bee ing

Sentence: Norma Crosby was the quintessential Normcrosbeing in our office. She thought by using big words (that she had seen in print, but apparently failed to check the definitions of), people would think she was far more educated than the Grade 10 level she had actually achieved, barely. When she had transferred into our HR Office, she felt it obliged her to speak far above the intellect of our internal clients, even if it meant inventing her own words. The clients were often left shaken and confused when she spoke in large words that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. As a result, people avoided her like the plague and chose not to believe any facts that she presented. Her personal crusade was that unless words were at least eight or ten letters long, why bother to use them?? It would be redumbdant and wasterly and youtilize no hexpediant deliverables.

Etymology: Norm Crosby - (Comedian, considered the Master of the Malaprop, who uses the wrong words, usually big ones to make confusing, funny comments.(i.e he speaks from his diagram and drinks decapitated coffee) & Being (a creature, a living person)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I swear we must have worked in the same place in a prior lifetime. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:55:00

You are probably right...in "The Office"! And now you know why it is a hit! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:11:00

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Argotrate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: (är'gĭ-trāt')

Sentence: "It's a clear case of res ipsa loquiter," Perry argotrated to the stunned group of assembled clients. "Ipso facto, we'll cut them off at their prima facie case."

Etymology: argot, A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group (from Fr. argot, "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," , + -ate, used in english as a verb suffix.

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Your sentence and etymology shows you are great at argotrate! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:07:00

sounds lilke a real word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:15:00

if only I could spell like - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:16:00

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Blowphisticrat

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: blow-fist-e&-krat

Sentence: Whenever he spoke with authority he came across with all the polish of a D.M.V. blowphisticrat.

Etymology: n. Compound of sophisticated: overly complicated, blow-hard: braggart and bureaucrat: a rigid official lacking intelligent judgment v. blowphisticate

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COMMENTS:

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:04:00

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Inflatulate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: in/flach/u/late

Sentence: Joe dithered outside the bathroom door. The access instructions distributed at the 3 hour "securitized lavatory entrance system" meeting had seemed very clear at the time: choose #1 or choose #2. But, Joe now wondered, what about an employee requiring #1 AND #2? Had there been a third option? Why, oh why, had he not paid more attention to the inflatulated memo??? Joe shuffled off to find an HR rep who could help him with this rather pressing problem.

Etymology: inflate + flatulate

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spot on, Jam. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:53:00

Nice blend. Could be used to describe what's done in the bathroom too! - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:11:00

Certainly has a special fl-air !!! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:06:00

Great word! Makes lots of 'scents'. - Mustang, 2008-03-06: 17:35:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-06: 21:11:00
Love the 'toon today James. I think my boss is considering installing one on our bathroom doors, complete with an age-appropriate timer, which leaves me wondering when I'm gonna get a chance to pluck my eyebrows.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-07: 06:05:00
Thanks Purple, Is there a personal purpose code for plucking your eyebrows? ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-17: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

'We have securitized the lavatory entrance systems'

DEFINITION: v. To demonstrate your superior knowledge and intellect by using complex, confusing and mind-numbingly stupid jargon. n. A person who uses big words to inflate their unusually small ideas.

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