Verboticism: Trightning

'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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Platichatter

artr

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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COMMENTS:

or can't as in can't speak - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 09:15:00

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Patoismoany

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pa/twa/moe/nee

Sentence: Inbreeding of rock stars finally led to the inevitable evolution of patoismoany, a strange dialect understood only by crazed fans.

Etymology: patois (regional dialect) + moan + patrimony

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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platidoōd

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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Gumbyism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Gum-bee-ism

Sentence: After competing in the "Twit of the Year" competition, the former brain specialist and Britain's leading Gumbyist, Mr. Arnold Poutee, proudly banged his winning brick medal against his head and gave a rousing speech, filled with fluent Gumbyism's. Making everyone say "My Brain Hurts"

Etymology: Gumbyism: Obscure origin, originally thought to derive from an overly flexible green animated character of children's television. Now claimed for a popular booted, sweatered and hankie'd character from a British television show dealing with snakes.

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great sentence - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:57:00

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Superfludundancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flew-DUN-dence-ee

Sentence: Harmon considered himself to be a very articulate and effective sports announcer but in fact, his style was nothing less than artful superfludancy, repetitious and peppered with inane cliches.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' (excess to requirements) and 'redundant' (characterized by or containing an excess; specifically : using more words than necessary) a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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Athletesfootinmouth

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ath-leets-foot-in-mou-th

Sentence: After a vigorous game of football, David Wreckham was so exhausted he could hardly string two words together. In fact he claimed he was suffering from the classic athletesfootinmouth when he said in his post match interview that he had really enjoyed the hockey game and couldn't wait to get back in the pool.

Etymology: Athlete(a person who is good at sports, someone who competes in track and field events) + Foot in mouth(To say something stupid, not making sense)

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COMMENTS:

Hahaha... this on is very funny! But I've just used up my votes for today! :-( - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:11:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:14:00

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Trightning

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: tryt-ning

Sentence: John Edwards' speeches are sheer trightning. He tries to convince poor people he's one of them with rapid-fire down-home folksiness and then disappears, like a fart in the wind, off to another rally in his private jet.

Etymology: trite + lightning

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-04: 13:40:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-04: 15:09:00

i like it but its hard to pronounce - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00

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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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Tysonicisms

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tahy-SUHN-ik-iz-uhmz

Sentence: The superhero sports star gave an adrenalin-pumped interview after he creamed his opponent, firing drimblings at lightning speed and with the force of a battering ram. A classic case of Tysonicisms...

Etymology: TYSON: Mike Tyson. SONIC: relating to audible sound; at the speed of sound; Slang - Extremely exciting and fast-paced. ISMS: jocks' overblown belief in themselves, their ability, their team, and their game. Drimblings: drivel + dribble + ramblings

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Box on. Nice word; luv drimblings! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 01:09:00

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