Verboticism: Gumbyism

'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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Verbarrhoea

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Verb-A-ree-aar

Sentence: I was watching that boxer on TV the other day, Chris Eubank, and he was talking such verbarrhoea! He was all over the place. They get paid millions to dance around like a ponse and speak utter balls. Pah!

Etymology: Verbal - Involving skills with words in a spoken manner. Diarrhoea - frequent, nasty and excessive bowel movement.

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COMMENTS:

He is one of many "sports stars" that speak Verbarrhoea!! - sean30, 2008-02-04: 16:03:00

Excellent description of 'jockese' mumbo jumbo which is generally nothing more than a cliche' festival. - Mustang, 2008-02-04: 18:52:00

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Jockanderthalese

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOK-an-der-THAWL-eez

Sentence: Spurred on by the victory and adulation of the fans, the pigskinese of the full-back, during the after-match interview, went from golemic gridiotic to jockanderthalese.

Etymology: JOCKADERTHALESE: blend of JOCK: (short for jockstrap) slang term for an athlete; ANDERTHAL: as in neanderthal - uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. & ESE: suffix denoting a language, dialect or parlance. PIGSKIN: Slang term for a football; pig and its grunting & ESE: as in languages as computerese. Golemic: Blend of goal & golem +ic (yiddish) for graceless, tactless, foolish, robotic - altho, not necessarry intentionally.

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COMMENTS:

quite a tongue twister - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:17:00

Gotta love an athletic supporter! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:07:00

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Sportscat

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sports - skat

Sentence: Bob led his team to a brilliantly executed final touchdown so, now for the sportscat.... "So, Bob, tell me how you executed that brilliant play leading up to your team's final touchdown." "Well, Bart, I sckibby deed da down on my right foot and started to do the scatty walk and bada run and getting ready to dibble de throw da ball. It was dooble da received and scatty touch da down."

Etymology: Sports (Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively) + Scat (Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody,vocal improvisation with random vocables and syllables or without words at all.)

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terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:19:00

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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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Platichatter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platichatər

Sentence: After an embarrassing comment or two, the coach decided to give players a few talking points to consider. Now the post-game interviews have become so much platichatter.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + chatter (talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters)

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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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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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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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Rugbyisming

Created by: LegendDeer

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Paloologue

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: pa-loo-log

Sentence: I wish ESPN would invite translators for the paloologue after the boxing match is over.

Etymology: palooka, -logue

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