Verboticism: Paloologue

'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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Ughthlete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: uh th leet

Sentence: The Killer Bee's were ughthletes who droned on and on after stinging their rivals...it was enough to give everyone hives.

Etymology: ugh! & athlete

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COMMENTS:

Just found your word now after the new word posting. It's funny and right on the button! - bananabender, 2008-02-05: 01:24:00

I agree with banana - great word but didn't see it yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-05: 09:28:00

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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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Lexicononsense

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Lex - i - con - non - sense

Sentence: Speaking lexicononsense, Rick relived the play-by-play highlights of the chess tournament for his hometown. He was receiving the "hero's welcome" after having defeated Boris Batanov in a cliff-hanging, last minute capture of his Queen.

Etymology: Lexicon ( A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary) + Nonsense (Words or signs having no intelligible meaning)

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COMMENTS:

Good word...makes you wonder how many chess sets end up in pawn shops! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:06:00

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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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Champrattle

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /cham'-prat-el/

Sentence: When the interviewer asked him for his commentary on his boxing win, Tyke Myson issued forth a stream of champrattle, starting with, "I got's just one word for all my fans — 'I did it!' And you know I hadda overcome a lot of diversity ta' get me where I is today," etc...

Etymology: champ - a champion; informal (shortening of "champion") + prattle - to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way (from Middle Low German, praten "chatter")

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COMMENTS:

Right on with your incorporation of prattle and chatter with the word champ. Excellent combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-04: 22:30:00

rolls off the tongue well, good word! - bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:55:00

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Platidude

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platiˌdoōd

Sentence: They won the big game so the reporters immediately descended on the team platidude. He was a sure-fire source for over-the-top ready-made, who's-your-daddy, can't-be-beat, who-wants-pie, in-your-face one-liners.

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:

Always admire and appreciate those 1 letter changes to a word that mades it a blend of two words then have it fit the definition to a T. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:46:00

so subtle I didn't notice it until I read the etymology - what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:18:00

Hey, Dude, love your word! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:08:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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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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Gatorant

Created by: goldenferret

Pronunciation: gay-tore-ant

Sentence: "Yeah... we really did our... huh... best out there today... Everybody gave 110%... huh..." the athlete gatoranted.

Etymology: Gatorade + rant

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COMMENTS:

excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-05: 07:19:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Schwarzenabble

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ˈʃvaɐt-sən-ae-bEl

Sentence: I haven't a single idea what the public announcement at the mall is schwarzenabbling about. For god's sake, the management should replace the bad speakers!

Etymology: 1) Schwarzenegger: refers to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks. 2) Gabble: rapid and indistinct speech.

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COMMENTS:

Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:24:00

Thanx Silveryaspen. It's time to cast my vote for today! - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 10:59:00

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