Verboticism: Vocabfuscate

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Gabyrinth

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: GAB-uh-rinth

Sentence: Bob thought that his gabyrinth, a form of English, but with a strange admixture of words gleaned from Old English and Yiddish, made him sound super intelligence. Happy New Year to all.

Etymology: Blend of GAB: loquaciousness, prattle, chatter & LABYRINTH: Any confusing, bewildering, complex state of affairs

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COMMENTS:

A-maze-ing. Excellent verbotimism... - Mustang, 2008-12-31: 07:00:00

clever and funny. - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:02:00

Oy Vey! Who Knew? What light through yonder window breaks??? - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:13:00

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Bossify

Created by: Eanrael

Pronunciation: Boss i fie

Sentence: HR knew that the new commission plan would cut the worker's income by at least 1/3 if not 1/2; they would have to *bossify* the presentation. Note: With the connotation that a "boss" would be happy with either result a) people ignore the plan because the wording is too complicated or b)they believe the plan to be benificial.

Etymology: Boss - n. - slang - Good, Excellent, Cool Boss - n. - a person who is in charge of an employee or organization — ORIGIN Dutch baas ‘master’.

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Vocabularry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: voh-kab-yuh-ler-ee

Sentence: When Mary saw the note on the snack machine she was confused. It read: This incremental pecuniary aggrandizement is repugnant to the proletariat. She asked Jane what it meant. "It just means that VocabuLarry; I'm sorry VocabuLawrence, our resident sesquipedalian, is pissed that they jacked up the price on the Cheese Doodles."

Etymology: vocabulary (the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons) + Larry (a nickname for Lawrence)

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Jabbertalky

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jabərtôkē

Sentence: Lewis loved to talk with Carrol. She, for the most part, was unimpressed with his jabbertalky.

Etymology: jabber (talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense) + talk (speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings) play on jabberwocky from the title of a nonsense poem in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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COMMENTS:

I LOVE JABBERWOKY! This is so funny, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

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Pedanthick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ped ann thik

Sentence: Solly was getting bored with Pamela's incessent pedanthick regurgitation of the latest buzzwords. She did however, have a wonderful ass.

Etymology: pedantic, thick

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COMMENTS:

He's a pedantfile, maybe? - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 09:48:00

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Gobbledygush

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GOB-uhl-dee-gush

Sentence: Samantha had a smattering of technical knowledge regarding electronic, photographic and surveillance systems but she had a vast vocabulary and would ramble on with enthusiastic gobbledegush not realizing that most folks knew she was talking nonsense.

Etymology: Blend of 'gobbledygook' (language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand) and 'gush' (to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively)

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Jargonest

Created by: OllyBiss

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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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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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Malaproporter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mal a prop por ter

Sentence: When Christine was in charge of giving instructions, she was a malaproporter. Her big, convaluting words and writing, often left the office staff with confusing instructions. When she ran for the office of Safety and Evacuation Officer, she was voted out, due to her unclear and head-spinning guidance!

Etymology: Malapropism (A malapropism is the production of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance & Purporter (the intended meaning of a communication have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming)

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