Verboticism: Inspirate

'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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Superfludundant

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flue-DUN-dant

Sentence: Giving his usual superfludundant gobbledygook responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams' victory, Garrison felt was making a good impression on the tv audience while in fact few people actually understood a word of his gibberish.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' and 'redundant'....a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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COMMENTS:

just trying to say the word gets your point across - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:21:00

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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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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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Inchamprehensible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-champ-pri-hen-suh-buhl

Sentence: All too often at televised sporting events the winner is interviewed the moment the victory is won. The resulting blather is usually inchamprehensible.

Etymology: champ (a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions) + incomprehensible (impossible to understand or comprehend)

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Pigskinese

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pig-skin-NEEZ

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

Etymology: 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 - altho, not necessarry intentionally. GRIDIOTIC (grid(iron) & idiotic

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COMMENTS:

good timing with the super bowl - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-04: 13:42:00

Amusing words and impressive etymology! - bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:58:00

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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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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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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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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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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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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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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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