Verboticism: Mompliment

'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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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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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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Cynimomism

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sin-uh-mom-iz-uhm

Sentence: As Alvin prepares to put his newly-earned degree to work, he understands the correct way to go is somewhere between cynimomism and dadvice.

Etymology: cynicism (distrusting or disparaging the motives of others) + mom (mother)

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

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