Verboticism: Showmethemumble

'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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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platido┼Źd

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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COMMENTS:

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

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Sportuage

Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: sport/age

Sentence: when it was the last football game of the year i was so rervese all of the anouncers and people watching me....we won the game and the anouncers guy came over and started talking in sportuge

Etymology: spot+languge

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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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Patwha

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pat/whah

Sentence: His religious patwha was so confusing I didn't understand a word.

Etymology: patois + wha (short for what?)

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Idiotickers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: id-e-ot-ik-ers

Sentence: The Speebee team rambled on with idiotickers during the interview.

Etymology: A play on the word Idiot- An utterly foolish or senseless person.

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

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Adrenablabber

picabomama

Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: a-dren-a-blaa-ber

Sentence: The game winning goal was procured by Stone Galumphus, who spoke in rapid adrenablabber to reporters shortly after the conclusion of today's contest.

Etymology: adrenalin + blabber

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COMMENTS:

Good word! Got a sentence for it? - ErWenn, 2008-02-04: 09:58:00

Great Combo! - sean30, 2008-02-04: 15:58:00

Like your word! It's easy to say and to pick the meaning. Just saying it sounds like some adrenablabber being spouted! - bananabender, 2008-02-05: 00:02:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: jawk tawk

Sentence: My son's old baseball coach, Mr. Greminski, was a regular jocktalker. His jocktalk brought tears to my eyes, and a restraining order to my legal files.

Etymology: Jock: Obsessed athlete who like play sport. Talk: Loosely defined as issuing words from one's mouth.

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-04: 22:09:00

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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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Rugbyisming

Created by: LegendDeer

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