Verboticism: Transentency

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Argotrate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: (är'gĭ-trāt')

Sentence: "It's a clear case of res ipsa loquiter," Perry argotrated to the stunned group of assembled clients. "Ipso facto, we'll cut them off at their prima facie case."

Etymology: argot, A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group (from Fr. argot, "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," , + -ate, used in english as a verb suffix.

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COMMENTS:

Your sentence and etymology shows you are great at argotrate! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:07:00

sounds lilke a real word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:15:00

if only I could spell like - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:16:00

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Dicktionary

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: DIK shun air ee

Sentence: Arry Gant is such a dicktionary. He likes to use fancy words to obscure the true meaning of what he is really saying, while making it sound really important. Everything he says is technically true; it just comes off sounding a lot better than what really happened. For example, he told us yesterday that he went to an evening philosophy lecture on campus last Thursday, probably because he thought it would impress this really cute girl who hangs out with us a lot. I was getting tired of his B.S., so I called his bluff in front of her and asked him to tell us some things about it. He responded, "Well, it was so esoteric and arcane as to be virtually impenetrable. I only wish it had could have been less rarefied and more prosaic." The girl, whose intelligence he had vastly underestimated, responded, "So what you're saying is that the lecture was meant mainly for people who already have knowledge of the study of philosophy, and so you didn't understand anything the speakers were saying because you probably haven't taken any classes in it. You wish it had been way more simplified so you could have actually understood some of it. Is that right?" All he could say in response was, "Uhhhh...yeah, that's basically it," before slinking away, claiming that he had to "go do something very urgent and important."

Etymology: dick + dictionary

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COMMENTS:

Good word and story...Arry'd make a great dicktator! - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 17:11:00

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Patroisnize

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pa/traw/nize

Sentence: Please don't patroisnize me - I don't have my PHD in linguistics.

Etymology: patronize + patios

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COMMENTS:

Whew! Strong creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:29:00

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Normcrosbeing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: norm croz bee ing

Sentence: Norma Crosby was the quintessential Normcrosbeing in our office. She thought by using big words (that she had seen in print, but apparently failed to check the definitions of), people would think she was far more educated than the Grade 10 level she had actually achieved, barely. When she had transferred into our HR Office, she felt it obliged her to speak far above the intellect of our internal clients, even if it meant inventing her own words. The clients were often left shaken and confused when she spoke in large words that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. As a result, people avoided her like the plague and chose not to believe any facts that she presented. Her personal crusade was that unless words were at least eight or ten letters long, why bother to use them?? It would be redumbdant and wasterly and youtilize no hexpediant deliverables.

Etymology: Norm Crosby - (Comedian, considered the Master of the Malaprop, who uses the wrong words, usually big ones to make confusing, funny comments.(i.e he speaks from his diagram and drinks decapitated coffee) & Being (a creature, a living person)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I swear we must have worked in the same place in a prior lifetime. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:55:00

You are probably right...in "The Office"! And now you know why it is a hit! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:11:00

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Baloony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: baloōnē

Sentence: The missives that descended from the corporate office were so much balloony that it was a wonder they didn't just float away.

Etymology: Balloon (a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air) + Loony (a crazy or silly person) Also Baloney (foolish or deceptive talk)

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COMMENTS:

I wonder if ya could make a baloony sammich out of that stuff? - Mustang, 2008-12-31: 23:53:00

Great combination. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:00:00

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Supercalifragilinguist

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: soo-pur-kal-ah-fraj-ah-ling-wist

Sentence: Being a supercalifragilinguist, Mary felt compelled to use blinguage. When her boss asked her if she was willing to relocate, she was unable to simply answer "no" and soon found herself in Uzbekistan.

Etymology: the word from Mary Poppins, linguist

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COMMENTS:

LOVE them both, especially blinguage. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:48:00

Chim Chim Cher-ee! Good one. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:04:00

Expialidocious! Very precocious! Great fun word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:04:00

great - now this has become the song of the day - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:12:00

Aardvark I think I will actually use this one. Great. - Aardvark, 2008-03-06: 14:02:00

Sorry 'bout that Jabber, but know you're not suffering alone. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 14:15:00

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Idiochat

Created by: hiladizzle

Pronunciation: id-ee-uh-chat

Sentence: She likes to make herself sound smart by using idiochat.

Etymology: Idiot (an utterly foolish or senseless person) + Chat (to talk or converse)

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Verbotocrat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-BOT-o-CRAT

Sentence: Partners of confirmed verbotomy addicts are often known to be bamboozled by the long words the verbotocracy use in everyday speech.

Etymology: verbotomy - (a game in which players attempt to dazzle each other with their remarkable vocabularies, wit and puns) + crat (1. a human gene, it is spuriously claimed to be responsible for genious, 2. suffix used to denote membership of a group eg. aristocrat)

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COMMENTS:

This is really a turn of phrase on us...love it!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:06:00

Much food for thought. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:23:00

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Floccinaucinihilipilificationism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Flok-in-oak-in-i-pil-i-fi-kay-shun-izm

Sentence: I'm cheating! floccinaucinihilipilification is a real word. Howzat for fitting the definition. But I did add the ism.

Etymology: Look it up

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COMMENTS:

lol - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:51:00

It wasn't in the Encarta on-line dictionary ... closest I could find was floccillation ... meaning aimless plucking of bedclothes as a sign of impending death! Don't have time to look farther right now. Wondering how many on-line dictionaries I'll have to check. What the heck! You get the prize for stumping me (perhaps others). Overwhelmingly good! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:36:00

Found the word on dictionary.com. I think I'll try to master the pronunciation to impress the floccin' office dictionary. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 17:57:00

Thanks purpleartichokes for saving me a search thru several sites! Thank you stache for adding a big long word to my vocabulary! Probably as valuable to me as the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 19:35:00

petaj back in the early 80s this word was v. popular with students at the university of queensland. it seemed to be scrawled on blackboards and walls all over campus. - petaj, 2008-03-07: 05:41:00

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Blowphisticrat

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: blow-fist-e&-krat

Sentence: Whenever he spoke with authority he came across with all the polish of a D.M.V. blowphisticrat.

Etymology: n. Compound of sophisticated: overly complicated, blow-hard: braggart and bureaucrat: a rigid official lacking intelligent judgment v. blowphisticate

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COMMENTS:

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:04:00

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