Verboticism: Maternexhort

'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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Mompliment

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MOM-pluh-ment/

Sentence: Keith's mother would praise him whenever he came to visit, but she would always follow up with a mompliment, expressing mild disappointment that he hadn't done better. Keith was a successful pharmacist — he even owned his pharmacy — but after saying how proud she was of him, she'd finish with something like, "...but you could've been a real doctor, just like Pearl's son, Mark. Did you hear, he just bought one of those fancy new cars that talks to you?"

Etymology: Mom - short for momma (from Greek, mámmé "breast") + Compliment - an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration (from Italian, complimento "expression of respect and civility")

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:42:00

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Mumtor

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mum/tor

Sentence: Jim's mother took it upon herself to mumtor him in all aspects of his life.

Etymology: mum + mentor

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Mamanurture

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mum-a-nurr-tyur

Sentence: Jean always thought that a bit of mamanurture was good for her kids, although they often wished that she would keep her opinions and constructive criticisms to herself for a change. Tom really didnt want to join the family sewage farm business he wanted to be a ballet dancer, but his mother would spend hours trying to persuade him otherwise.

Etymology: Mama(Imitative of a childs first syllables, ma,ma) See also Mamma. Nurture(Rear, encourage the developement of(a child). From the Latin Nutrire.

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Lovotage

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Love-o-tauge

Sentence: Eric's Mother was not happy with his penthouse suit, his fancy cars, or his high-paying job on Bay Street. He wasn't living up to his potential, she believed. He could have been a neurosurgeon if he just put his mind to it. Every Sunday at dinner his Mother would chastise him for not putting enough effort into his work. She would lovotage him until he got the point and went back to school.

Etymology: Love+Sabotage

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Maambigucite

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

Sentence: Relentless maambigucitation left the man with unclear self-esteem, incapable of making a decision without consulting his mother, even down to choosing a tie to wear with his green suit, which she bought for him.

Etymology: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

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COMMENTS:

touche. - stache, 2008-05-09: 03:21:00

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Mamaleficent

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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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Ventcouragement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent koor adj ment

Sentence: Irving's mother, Sadie, was always comparing him to the Lipowitz boy wonder next door, Julius. Although she loved Irving, she only wanted the best for him and her pep talks soon turned into ventcouragement sessions about his shortfalls. She wanted him to go into medicine, like Julius did, but no, he became an accountant instead. She continued to rant about Dr.Julius next door, until he was indicted for income tax evasion by the Feds and arrested at home. Irving thought this would level the playing field a bit, but no she told him he was just too honest for his own good! Oy!

Etymology: Vent (give expression or utterance to;activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion) & Encouragement (the expression of approval and support;the feeling of being encouraged; the act of giving hope or support to someone)

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:41:00

Sadie was no doubt seeking a standing oy vay-shun. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:32:00

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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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Mumsense

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: MUM-sense

Sentence: I know mummy won't be happy with my verboticism, but "mumsense" does at least sound respectable - although, I hope she doesn't pick up the connatation of nonsense. I thought about "mumifesto," but it has a "red" ring about it.(Mummy burnt daddy's socialist literature in the early 1950s, thinking that god-fearing man, McCarthy, was about to arrive in Australia). "Matrimatum," certainly not - she wouldn't like it; "Mama Sutra" - we don't talk about that sort of thing in our family, and I'd better forget about "Nuture-hurture": she thinks rythming words are ever so incredibly silly. I'd better stop verbotomizing right now, for the word "matrinark" keeps coming into my head.

Etymology: MUM & SENSE with connatation of nonsense.

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COMMENTS:

so many good words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:20:00

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Hencouraged

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hen kurr ajd

Sentence: He wasn't sure why, but when she hencouraged him, he felt foul.

Etymology: encouraged, henpecked

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