Verboticism: Pompalicious

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Cruzely

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation: croe-ze-lie

Sentence: Most politicians are cruzelying most of the time, ofcourse there are exceptions. Bush, for instance is harly a "cruzeleur"..

Etymology: The first known proffessional cruzeleur (fr.) was called Kroezelekoen. Wich is African for "hairy chest". His style of speeking made his people name him "the great Cruzeleur". Later English tourists picked up the word and spread it around the world..

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COMMENTS:

Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:28:00

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Politspeak

Created by: amigamark

Pronunciation: pol-it-speek

Sentence: The governments insistance on using politspeak, lead to it's eventual downfall. The masses couldn't understand it, and you know what happens when 'people' don't understand something......."whack".

Etymology: polit - reference to politicians, hot air, blarney, liars and general waffle. speak - how do you know if a polititian is lying, it's mouth moves.

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COMMENTS:

Strong sentence and etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:30:00

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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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Lexibloat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lex-i-blow-t

Sentence: Profound felicitations settled on you in this most erudite epistle are legitimately postulated subsequent to your impeccable recitation at the penultimate convocation of the lexibloat fraternity. or "Well done". noun. This letter contians lexibloat. verb. Let's lexibloat this memo, so no one realizes we stuffed up.

Etymology: Used as a verb and noun. lexicon (vocabulary) + bloat (to puff up) adj. lexibloatluent +fluent (speaks easily) lexibloatsia add suffix from intelligentsia = those who practise lexibloat

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COMMENTS:

Nice word. - ErWenn, 2008-03-06: 11:08:00

I love the implied swelled head ... Swell word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:18:00

Great word! Perfectly describes the definition. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:06:00

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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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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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Transentency

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/sen/ten/see

Sentence: The prof always lectured with such transentency that it was difficult to make notes about his lecture. Mine usually read "what the ....?"

Etymology: transcendency + sentence

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COMMENTS:

from pronounciation thru to etymology and word ... A cut above the usual! Superb! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:58:00

...Luck!... be a Lady toniiiiiiiiight! (Gawd, I hate Sinatra.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:27:00

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Inflatulate

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: in/flach/u/late

Sentence: Joe dithered outside the bathroom door. The access instructions distributed at the 3 hour "securitized lavatory entrance system" meeting had seemed very clear at the time: choose #1 or choose #2. But, Joe now wondered, what about an employee requiring #1 AND #2? Had there been a third option? Why, oh why, had he not paid more attention to the inflatulated memo??? Joe shuffled off to find an HR rep who could help him with this rather pressing problem.

Etymology: inflate + flatulate

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spot on, Jam. - stache, 2008-03-06: 08:53:00

Nice blend. Could be used to describe what's done in the bathroom too! - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:11:00

Certainly has a special fl-air !!! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:06:00

Great word! Makes lots of 'scents'. - Mustang, 2008-03-06: 17:35:00

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Bush

Created by: starwarsgeek8

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology: you know, W.(hat the hell did you do to my country)

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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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