Verboticism: Mumsense

'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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Constructical

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: con-strukt-i-kal

Sentence: Jeremy's mother wanted the best for him. She knew he was gifted but felt he lacked drive and direction. She had always been constructical with him and hoped one day soon it would lead him to seize more of the opportunities around him.

Etymology: Constructive - build up (confidence); critical - finding fault with (someone/something)

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Mamentor

Created by: phoenix89

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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Parentarcissism

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: parentarcissism

Sentence: Dewald was disappointed in his son Chip’s lack of athleticism, even after the constant practicing at the driving range. On the other hand, Chip was top o’ the class in math, as had been Dewald!

Etymology: A blend of parent and narcissism. Children of over-achieving parents are subject to their parents’ high expectations, which is really a kind of narcissism. Parentnarcissistic parents insist their offspring reflect their own perfect selves and put enormous pressures on their children to be perfect.

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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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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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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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Ponaggling

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Pon-aggle-ing

Sentence: My mother was ponaggling me yesterday in hopes that I would sign up for a difficult course.

Etymology: Based on positive, nag, haggle.

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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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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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