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Dicktionary

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: DIK shun air ee

Sentence: Arry Gant is such a dicktionary. He likes to use fancy words to obscure the true meaning of what he is really saying, while making it sound really important. Everything he says is technically true; it just comes off sounding a lot better than what really happened. For example, he told us yesterday that he went to an evening philosophy lecture on campus last Thursday, probably because he thought it would impress this really cute girl who hangs out with us a lot. I was getting tired of his B.S., so I called his bluff in front of her and asked him to tell us some things about it. He responded, "Well, it was so esoteric and arcane as to be virtually impenetrable. I only wish it had could have been less rarefied and more prosaic." The girl, whose intelligence he had vastly underestimated, responded, "So what you're saying is that the lecture was meant mainly for people who already have knowledge of the study of philosophy, and so you didn't understand anything the speakers were saying because you probably haven't taken any classes in it. You wish it had been way more simplified so you could have actually understood some of it. Is that right?" All he could say in response was, "Uhhhh...yeah, that's basically it," before slinking away, claiming that he had to "go do something very urgent and important."

Etymology: dick + dictionary

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COMMENTS:

Good word and story...Arry'd make a great dicktator! - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 17:11:00

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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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Overmcthinker

Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: over-mc-thinker

Sentence: She is an overmcthinker, she just has to sound smart by using big words without big thoughts

Etymology: over-beyond, to much; mcthinker-to try to think something that one cannot think really;

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Blusterblather

artr

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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Beepbingo

Created by: telly8293

Pronunciation:

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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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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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Lexibloat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lex-i-blow-t

Sentence: Profound felicitations settled on you in this most erudite epistle are legitimately postulated subsequent to your impeccable recitation at the penultimate convocation of the lexibloat fraternity. or "Well done". noun. This letter contians lexibloat. verb. Let's lexibloat this memo, so no one realizes we stuffed up.

Etymology: Used as a verb and noun. lexicon (vocabulary) + bloat (to puff up) adj. lexibloatluent +fluent (speaks easily) lexibloatsia add suffix from intelligentsia = those who practise lexibloat

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COMMENTS:

Nice word. - ErWenn, 2008-03-06: 11:08:00

I love the implied swelled head ... Swell word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:18:00

Great word! Perfectly describes the definition. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:06:00

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Gobbledygush

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GOB-uhl-dee-gush

Sentence: Samantha had a smattering of technical knowledge regarding electronic, photographic and surveillance systems but she had a vast vocabulary and would ramble on with enthusiastic gobbledegush not realizing that most folks knew she was talking nonsense.

Etymology: Blend of 'gobbledygook' (language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand) and 'gush' (to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively)

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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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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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Masterverbate

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: mas-ter-ver-beyt

Sentence: After Jim finished his daily masterverbating on everyone, going on and on about proper code of conduct they all felt icky and wanted to take a shower.

Etymology: masturbate + verb (as in verbal gratification through self-stimulation)

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COMMENTS:

Love it! "Master", as in I am so much better than you, should be in the etymology as well! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:08:00

Laughed long and hard! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:32:00

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

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

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

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Verbiagedimwiting

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Vir-be-ag-dim-wit-ing

Sentence: Nancy Noesnutting was always posting notes all over the office using her verbiagedimwiting skills.

Etymology: Verbiage - speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions. Dimwit - A stupid person

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Transentency

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/sen/ten/see

Sentence: The prof always lectured with such transentency that it was difficult to make notes about his lecture. Mine usually read "what the ....?"

Etymology: transcendency + sentence

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COMMENTS:

from pronounciation thru to etymology and word ... A cut above the usual! Superb! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:58:00

...Luck!... be a Lady toniiiiiiiiight! (Gawd, I hate Sinatra.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:27:00

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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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Vocabularry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: voh-kab-yuh-ler-ee

Sentence: When Mary saw the note on the snack machine she was confused. It read: This incremental pecuniary aggrandizement is repugnant to the proletariat. She asked Jane what it meant. "It just means that VocabuLarry; I'm sorry VocabuLawrence, our resident sesquipedalian, is pissed that they jacked up the price on the Cheese Doodles."

Etymology: vocabulary (the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons) + Larry (a nickname for Lawrence)

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Pompalicious

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: pomp-a-lishius

Sentence: Listening to the office manager's pompalicious description of simple office tasks depicts how much time she had on her hands.

Etymology: Pompous (excessive display of self-importance) + (a)licious [from lacere meaning deceive or lure; used in words like delicious (de =away) and bootylicious ;)].

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Snobblahblahing

Aardvark

Created by: Aardvark

Pronunciation: Snaw BLAH BLAH ing

Sentence: Bill was always trying to impress the boss. In almost every meeting he was snobblahblahing his way through his presentation.

Etymology: Snob = believing oneself to be superior, Blah = useless talk (repeated).

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Nifty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:40:00

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Acronimrod

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: ack-ro-nimm-rohd

Sentence: "Joe, on the DL, the entire PTC committee needs those TPS reports PDQ. GBTW and, get `em to me ASAP, or I'll tell HR or your GM that you're in AA and are faking being sick instead of using PTO hours. Then it'll be RIP for your career. - Rob Gathers" Joe deleted the acronimrod's email just as Anna Gathers emerged from the hotel room's bathroom in a schoolgirl outfit. "You know, Joe, if I wanted a workaholic ass, I'd be banging my husband," she sneered. Joe closed the laptop and placed it gently beside the bed.

Etymology: acronym + nimrod

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COMMENTS:

Good one, Banky,your STAT response encapsulates this scenario and empowers the disenfranchised to become key stakeholders in this etymological challenge! - Nosila, 2008-03-06: 01:07:00

So... Did those TPS reports ever get submitted? I'm dying to know! Lol. Love you mini-stories. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:30:00

Superlative story and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:14:00

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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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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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Supercalifragilinguist

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: soo-pur-kal-ah-fraj-ah-ling-wist

Sentence: Being a supercalifragilinguist, Mary felt compelled to use blinguage. When her boss asked her if she was willing to relocate, she was unable to simply answer "no" and soon found herself in Uzbekistan.

Etymology: the word from Mary Poppins, linguist

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LOVE them both, especially blinguage. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:48:00

Chim Chim Cher-ee! Good one. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:04:00

Expialidocious! Very precocious! Great fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:04:00

great - now this has become the song of the day - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:12:00

Aardvark I think I will actually use this one. Great. - Aardvark, 2008-03-06: 14:02:00

Sorry 'bout that Jabber, but know you're not suffering alone. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 14:15:00

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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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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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Politspeak

Created by: amigamark

Pronunciation: pol-it-speek

Sentence: The governments insistance on using politspeak, lead to it's eventual downfall. The masses couldn't understand it, and you know what happens when 'people' don't understand something......."whack".

Etymology: polit - reference to politicians, hot air, blarney, liars and general waffle. speak - how do you know if a polititian is lying, it's mouth moves.

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Strong sentence and etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:30:00

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Uberloquitor

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /ü-bər-lo-kwi-tor/

Sentence: I can’t even tell you what George and I drank over the weekend. Nor how much of it we drank. Neither remembers. All I can say is that Master George – and there’s no other way I can call him from now on – is a bloody genius! Despite a massive hangover and absolute lack of preparation, he managed to UBERLOQUITATE the entire board meeting into extending our contract for two (count’em – t-w-o) more years! I mean I was sitting there with my head feeling like a cracked egg shell, while Master George managed to pull a presentation full of “gestalt,” “zeitgeist,” “sine qua non,” “parallax,” and at least a dozen words all of which had at least one vowel with an umlaut. I love that guy!

Etymology: uberloquitor (n.), uberloquacious (adj.), uberloquitate (v.) ----- UBER- (fr. Germ.): over, beyond. [Recently replaced other such superlative prefixes as “super-“ and “ultra-“ (see: “ubergeek,” “uberhack,” “ubercool”)] LOQUI – (fr. Latin) to speak.

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Ausgezeichnet story... - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 00:41:00

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Commodicator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kom moda kay tor

Sentence: Looise was privy to John,the company's policy-making manager's plans and was anal about showing off her privy-ledged position and using her arse-nal of big words to patronize co-workers. She was the commodicator on the new latrination policy and ass-ended her throne flush with success. "Urine the big leagues at last" she thought. But alass, she was such an unpopular #2 that someone beat the crap out of her outside the facility.

Etymology: Commode (toilet) & Communicator (a person who communicates with others)

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Jabbertalky

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jabərtôkē

Sentence: Lewis loved to talk with Carrol. She, for the most part, was unimpressed with his jabbertalky.

Etymology: jabber (talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense) + talk (speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings) play on jabberwocky from the title of a nonsense poem in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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I LOVE JABBERWOKY! This is so funny, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

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Vocabfuscate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /vəˈkæbfəˌskeit/

Sentence: I'm dreading reading all the sentences on Verbotomy today because I know they will all be vocabfuscated beyond belief.

Etymology: from vocab(ulary) + (ob)fuscate

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COMMENTS:

Naughty sentence! Even if it is true! (wink) (big grin) Vocabfuscate sounds like something you catch and want to cure! Your sentence implies it is contagious! Really fun sentence and an exceptional word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:17:00

Great word - describes the definition nicely. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:28:00

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Jargonest

Created by: OllyBiss

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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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Pedanthick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ped ann thik

Sentence: Solly was getting bored with Pamela's incessent pedanthick regurgitation of the latest buzzwords. She did however, have a wonderful ass.

Etymology: pedantic, thick

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He's a pedantfile, maybe? - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 09:48:00

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Inflatoad

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: in-FLAY-toed (inflatoading, inflatoaded, inflatoady)

Sentence: Generica became insufferable after receiving her promotion to flunky (second class)...She would INFLATOAD every sentence she uttered, making her simple thoughts swell like the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian. Although her INFLATOADING endeared her to the sniveling rat-faced deviant administrators who practiced reverse sexism while touting the wonders of enlightened cultural diversity, everyone had to agree that Generica had become an INFLATOADY of the worst kind...the kind we all know.

Etymology: INFLATe+tOAD=INFLATOAD.....INFLATE:to swell or distend with air or gas, to puff up, to expand or increase abnormally or imprudently; Middle English, from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare, from in- + flare to blow .....TOAD, TOADY: a contemptible person or thing, one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors; by shortening & alteration from toadeater- Middle English tode, from Old English tāde, tādige.

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:41:00

Inflatoad...what a ribbeting word! It's like Croakacola! Refreshing but addictive! Happy New Year...Have a toadally awesome celebration! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:19:00

".. the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian.' Great word and sentence imagery. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:26:00

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Baloony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: baloōnē

Sentence: The missives that descended from the corporate office were so much balloony that it was a wonder they didn't just float away.

Etymology: Balloon (a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air) + Loony (a crazy or silly person) Also Baloney (foolish or deceptive talk)

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COMMENTS:

I wonder if ya could make a baloony sammich out of that stuff? - Mustang, 2008-12-31: 23:53:00

Great combination. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:00:00

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Gabyrinth

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: GAB-uh-rinth

Sentence: Bob thought that his gabyrinth, a form of English, but with a strange admixture of words gleaned from Old English and Yiddish, made him sound super intelligence. Happy New Year to all.

Etymology: Blend of GAB: loquaciousness, prattle, chatter & LABYRINTH: Any confusing, bewildering, complex state of affairs

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A-maze-ing. Excellent verbotimism... - Mustang, 2008-12-31: 07:00:00

clever and funny. - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:02:00

Oy Vey! Who Knew? What light through yonder window breaks??? - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:13:00

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Totalitoiletry

Created by: CannonFire

Pronunciation: toe - tahl - it - toy - let - tree

Sentence: The new boss is out of control! This totalitoiletry MUST stop!

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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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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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Cruzely

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation: croe-ze-lie

Sentence: Most politicians are cruzelying most of the time, ofcourse there are exceptions. Bush, for instance is harly a "cruzeleur"..

Etymology: The first known proffessional cruzeleur (fr.) was called Kroezelekoen. Wich is African for "hairy chest". His style of speeking made his people name him "the great Cruzeleur". Later English tourists picked up the word and spread it around the world..

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Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:28:00

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Bossify

Created by: Eanrael

Pronunciation: Boss i fie

Sentence: HR knew that the new commission plan would cut the worker's income by at least 1/3 if not 1/2; they would have to *bossify* the presentation. Note: With the connotation that a "boss" would be happy with either result a) people ignore the plan because the wording is too complicated or b)they believe the plan to be benificial.

Etymology: Boss - n. - slang - Good, Excellent, Cool Boss - n. - a person who is in charge of an employee or organization — ORIGIN Dutch baas ‘master’.

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Verbotocrat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-BOT-o-CRAT

Sentence: Partners of confirmed verbotomy addicts are often known to be bamboozled by the long words the verbotocracy use in everyday speech.

Etymology: verbotomy - (a game in which players attempt to dazzle each other with their remarkable vocabularies, wit and puns) + crat (1. a human gene, it is spuriously claimed to be responsible for genious, 2. suffix used to denote membership of a group eg. aristocrat)

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COMMENTS:

This is really a turn of phrase on us...love it!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:06:00

Much food for thought. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:23:00

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

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Malaproporter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mal a prop por ter

Sentence: When Christine was in charge of giving instructions, she was a malaproporter. Her big, convaluting words and writing, often left the office staff with confusing instructions. When she ran for the office of Safety and Evacuation Officer, she was voted out, due to her unclear and head-spinning guidance!

Etymology: Malapropism (A malapropism is the production of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance & Purporter (the intended meaning of a communication have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming)

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Pompbastic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pomp/bas/tic

Sentence: Petty, pushy, pathetic Paul, the executive assistant of the boss, takes an annoyingly pompbastic approach to simple office memos, aggrandizing them with complicated, enigmatic, esoteric and over-bearing verboseness that royally pisses every body off.

Etymology: POMPBASTIC - from POMPOUS (excessive self-esteem; pretentious) + BOMBASTIC (high-sounding; high-flown; inflated)

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metrohumanx Right ON, Big "O"! I can see this definition is going to evoke a lot of verbotomistic primal screams. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:57:00

A good verbotomy. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:21:00

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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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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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Verbostintate

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: ver-bos-tin-tate

Sentence: Marcia was afraid that her subordinates might realize that she had no idea what she was talking about so she overwhelmed everyone with her verbostintation. It worked, they all thought her unusually brilliant although she really hadn't a clue.

Etymology: verbosity = using an excessive number of words; ostentatious = characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others

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Nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:35:00

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Bush

Created by: starwarsgeek8

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: you know, W.(hat the hell did you do to my country)

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Communigreation

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: Kuh-mewn-i-gray-shun

Sentence: Andy loved communigreation. It always confused his friends when talking about his pet rock collection when he used words like "gargantuan" or "crystalization".

Etymology: Communication + great (big)

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Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:01:00

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Jargamorphosis

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: jar-gu-morf-u-sis

Sentence: There goes Tammy with her jargamorphosis again. She thinks the perplexed way I'm looking at her is fascination with her brilliance.

Etymology: jargon (Speech or writing having unusual or pretentious vocabulary, convoluted phrasing) + metamorphosis (A transformation, as by magic or sorcery. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or *function*.) def from answers dot com

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kashman Simply brilliant and Kafka-ish! - kashman, 2008-03-09: 00:43:00

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

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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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Gabyrinth

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: GAB-uh-rinth

Sentence: Bob thought that his gabyrinth, a form of English, but with a strange admixture of words gleaned from Old English and Yiddish, made him sound super intelligence.

Etymology: Blend of GAB: loquaciousness, prattle, chatter & LABYRINTH: Any confusing, bewildering, complex state of affairs

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love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 10:33:00

Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:12:00

I like it too - bookowl, 2008-03-06: 13:08:00

Very creative. I never would have thought to go down the labyrinth path - I would'a got lost. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 21:19:00

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Pompbastic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pomp/bas/tic

Sentence: Petty, pushy, pathetic Paul, the executive assistant of the boss, takes an annoyingly pompbastic approach to simple office memos, agrandizing them with complicated, enigmatic, esoteric and over bearing verboseness that pisses every body off.

Etymology: pompus + bombastic (high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious)

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Sentence and words have great alliteration! Fun to say! Meaning full! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:11:00

Nice! Describes the definition without looking at it. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:09:00

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Floccinaucinihilipilificationism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Flok-in-oak-in-i-pil-i-fi-kay-shun-izm

Sentence: I'm cheating! floccinaucinihilipilification is a real word. Howzat for fitting the definition. But I did add the ism.

Etymology: Look it up

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lol - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:51:00

It wasn't in the Encarta on-line dictionary ... closest I could find was floccillation ... meaning aimless plucking of bedclothes as a sign of impending death! Don't have time to look farther right now. Wondering how many on-line dictionaries I'll have to check. What the heck! You get the prize for stumping me (perhaps others). Overwhelmingly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:36:00

Found the word on dictionary.com. I think I'll try to master the pronunciation to impress the floccin' office dictionary. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 17:57:00

Thanks purpleartichokes for saving me a search thru several sites! Thank you stache for adding a big long word to my vocabulary! Probably as valuable to me as the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 19:35:00

petaj back in the early 80s this word was v. popular with students at the university of queensland. it seemed to be scrawled on blackboards and walls all over campus. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:41:00

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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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