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Patroisnize

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pa/traw/nize

Sentence: Please don't patroisnize me - I don't have my PHD in linguistics.

Etymology: patronize + patios

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COMMENTS:

Whew! Strong creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:29:00

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Blahsay

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: bla-zay

Sentence: Jill's constant yakking in her hypnotic, dull voice is so blahsay she put the entire office to sleep at the meeting.

Etymology: blase'/say

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COMMENTS:

Different angle! Your verbote is a clever homonym! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:09:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-03-06: 17:34:00

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Gobbledygush

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gobl - dee - gush

Sentence: Annabelle was certain her presentations were made more interesting and informative by the loquacious nature of her vocabulary but her listeners invariably regarded them as so much gobbledygush.

Etymology: Blend of gobbledygook (mumbo jumbo) and gush....to spew.

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COMMENTS:

Rolls off the tongue....lovely - amigamark, 2008-03-06: 13:56:00

Great Create! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:47:00

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Idiochat

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: id-ee-uh-chat

Sentence: She likes to make herself sound smart by using idiochat.

Etymology: Idiot (an utterly foolish or senseless person) + Chat (to talk or converse)

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Jargontificate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jahr-gon-TIF-i-keyt/

Sentence: All of Ken's employees and co-workers wondered how he had gotten his job, as an Information Technology Manager, since he was practically computer-illiterate and he could barely turn a computer on without help. He was a charismatic talker though, so even though he went around using inappropriate techno-terms and unrelated buzzwords, and he would jargontificate endlessly, he only sounded convincing to other computer-illiterate people. Then he mentioned his background as a Car Salesman, and it all started to make sense.

Etymology: Jargon - language characterized pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax, often vague in meaning (from Old French, gargon "a chattering" [of birds]) + Pontificate - to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner (from Latin, pontifex "bridge-maker")

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COMMENTS:

Great last line in your sentence! Well selected etymology. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:55:00

So many good submissions today picking was tough. But this one's a peach, so I picked it. - stache, 2008-03-06: 15:13:00

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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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Blusterblather

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bləstərbleðər

Sentence: After years as a spokesperson for the utility company, Jill is so versed in blusterblather that she has trouble understanding her own twaddle.

Etymology: bluster (talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect) + blather (talk long-windedly without making very much sense)

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Bigganerdy

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: big ah nerd ee

Sentence: Mr. Weisenhammer hit people over the head with big words. He greeted everyone with "Salutations" instead of 'Hello'. He would ask "What, is the current status of your overall, and general, phsysical and mental conditions"? rather than a simple 'How are you'? His largesse with words was really a largemess. It made you want to break his biggy-bank of big words. He thought they made him a big wig. Everyone else thought they made him a bigganerdy.

Etymology: BIGGER, NERD. Bigger - larger, more of, greater. Nerd - one who is excessively interested in using bigger technical, scientific words.

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COMMENTS:

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:40:00

Sounds great. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:02:00

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Blahblahblahsheep

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bla bla bla sheep

Sentence: BlahBlahBlahSheep How come you're such a nerd? Using buzzword lingo to impress us Though you don't understand a word. One, you're a show-off, two, you inflame And three, we all think you are quite insane! Blahlahblahsheep, Don't be such a tool, The bigger the words you code, The more you look a fool!

Etymology: blah blah blah (pretentious nonsense) & sheep (one who blindly follows trends, such as buzzwords)

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COMMENTS:

Guess what I'll be humming all day?! Very clever, Nosila! - Jamagra, 2008-03-06: 09:15:00

I couldn't stop laughing as I answered the phone and confused the caller no end! Simply Delightful! Wonderful won! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:25:00

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Lexiconflated

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: lex - e - con - flated

Sentence: If Myron lexiconflated his phraseology when he attended board meetings by projecting the intersection of gross margin conceptions with total net calculated sales, his wordabsurd permutations of numbers often left those in attendance scratching their heads but unable to comment for fear of appearing unable to comprehend simple concepts.

Etymology: Lexicon (vocabulary: a language user's knowledge of words) + inflated (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness)

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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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