Verboticism: Admomish

'You're perfect, but you just don't listen!'

DEFINITION: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

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Madrigrail

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: maa/dri/grail

Sentence: My mother is famous for her madrigrails. Here is an example - Now is the month of maying, When merry lads (like you) are playing, Fa la la la la. Each with his bonny lass, upon the greeny grass, Fa la la la la. Now if you could just do a better job cutting the lawn Fa la la la la Then you would be a better son Fa la la la la

Etymology: Ma + madrigal (song) + rail (rant)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:32:00

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Suppoker

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sup - pok - ur

Sentence: Nathan felt blessed. His mom was his biggest suppoker..... She offered him encouragement, along with regular prodding and poking.

Etymology: supporter, poke (prod or jab)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:38:00

Must be where they get prod-igal sons from? - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:27:00

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish un

Sentence: George's mother was a constant source of admomition to him. Her pep talks were of a conflicting support by nature. Her "I love you cause you are smart, even if you are a loser" can be confusing to a developing child. No wonder George still lived at home, let her pick out his clothes and was still in grade 10 at age 24!

Etymology: Admonition ( cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger);a firm rebuke & Mom (female parent)

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Admomish

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish

Sentence: Mamma Mia, there you go again my, my, I know you can't resist it. Mamma Mia, does it show again my, my just how much you admomish me? Yes, you've been brokenhearted, blue since the day I started. Why why, will you never let me go? Mamma Mia, even if I say bye, bye, leave me alone now and forever. Mamma Mia,it's a game we play,bye, bye, doesn't mean I'm clever. Just one look and I can see my many slips. You're a travel agent for all my guilt trips. Whoa oa... Mamma Mia..... Happy Mother's Day!

Etymology: Admonish (a firm rebuke or an act or expression of criticism and censure) & Mom (Mamma Mia, Mutter,Mere,Mama,Madre, Mater,Mommy Dearest, Mammy,Mumsy,Mummy,Ma, Mother: a woman who has a child)

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way too much time on your hands! I'll nevr be able to hear the original again without thinking of the travel agent for guilt trips. well done again! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-09: 07:14:00

2 much time?: Let's see ft job; plus own a business;have kids & pets;look glamourous 24-7 and have the computer from midnight to 1:00 am: priceless! Cheers, love ABBA and love from Mothers everywhere! - Nosila, 2008-05-10: 00:27:00

Made me think of my mom...and I smiled. - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:44:00

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Recommomdation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rekəmämdāshən

Sentence: Charles is about to graduate from college. While his mother supports him all the way, she is all too quick to offer recommomdations. Charley is about ready to take any job available just to quiet her. In his heart he knows that would only slow her down for a little while.

Etymology: recommendation (advise or suggest) + mom (one's mother)

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Mamaleficent

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäməlɛfəsənt

Sentence: She had a quick wit only to be matched by her sharp tongue. She knew just how to cut her only child to the quick with the turn of a phrase. In her mamaleficent way she knew every insecurity, every self-doubt to play on to get what she wanted. Afterall, she had hand-crafted most of them. Thanks, Mom!

Etymology: Mama (one's mother) + maleficent (causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, esp. by supernatural means)

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COMMENTS:

nasty - but good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:42:00

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Impotentate

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: im/poe/ten/tate

Sentence: His mother was such an impotentate that her nagging had a reverse effect.

Etymology: impotent + potentate

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Smotherspeak

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: smuth-er-speek

Sentence: Jason cringed at the very sound whenever his mother began a sentence with a motherspeak preface. "I like the (fill in noun or phrase), but..." Yes, it was like everything she would say before the word "but" softened you up for a reprimand, left-handed compliment, or unsolicited opinion.

Etymology: We put the mother in smother + speak, as in newspeak, from the George Orwell novel 1984 where language was manipulated to control thoughts and ideas

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Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:34:00

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Overprodtective

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/prod/tek/tiv

Sentence: Sam's mother was so overprodtective that he had a permanent dent in his back.

Etymology: overprotective + prod

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:28:00

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