Verboticism: Smotherspeak

'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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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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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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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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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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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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Mentormenting

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men tor men ting

Sentence: Since he was small, Joey's Mama was on his case to do better and make her proud. Although she always gave him a kiss after, she used the mentormenting style of coaching for her baby boy. When he got 98% on his tests, she'd say things like "That's great, but why didn't you get 100%?" Despite her he went into politics and eventually was voted Vice President, an awesome accomplishment. But of course, although proud of him, she still wants to know why he didn't make it to President!

Etymology: Mentor (a wise and trusted guide and advisor) & Tormenting (extreme mental distress;the act of harassing someone;torment emotionally or mentally)

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Mamentor

Created by: phoenix89

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Irritribeating

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: EAR-it-TRY-beating

Sentence: Artie's old mom was a nasty control freak. Inside he raged, outside he was too meek He wanted to do something manly like logging, But ended up chained to a desk merely blogging. Driven to madness by matronly bleating, Artie succumbed to Mom's IRRITRIBEATING.

Etymology: IRRItate+diaTRIBE+beATING= IRRITRIBEATING.....IRRITATE: transitive verb 1 : to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in; Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare.....DIATRIBE: a prolonged discourse, a bitter and abusive speech or coercive harangue; Latin diatriba, from Greek diatribē pastime, discourse, from diatribein to spend (time), wear away, from dia- + tribein to rub.....BEATING: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain, to lodge securely by repeated striking; Middle English beten, from Old English bēatan; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat.....

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Dig deep. Store rice. Verbotomize daily. Never seek hegemony! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-23: 00:44:00

Irritribeally good. - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:26:00

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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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Admomish

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-mom-ish

Sentence: Lena knew that to raise her son properly she would have to encourage him and admomish him daily, even if he didn't want her advice and council.

Etymology: admonish: to reprove gently but earnestly, expression of criticism + mom

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-07-12: 09:29:00

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