Verboticism: Matrichide

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Wisdumb

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: wizz-dumb

Sentence: Bringing his report card home, Johnny knew his mom would have plenty of wisdumb to offer to make that A- an A+.

Etymology: wisdom+dumb

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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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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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Mamentor

Created by: phoenix89

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Admomish

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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