Verboticism: Gobbledygush

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Jabbertalky

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jabərtôkē

Sentence: Lewis loved to talk with Carrol. She, for the most part, was unimpressed with his jabbertalky.

Etymology: jabber (talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense) + talk (speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings) play on jabberwocky from the title of a nonsense poem in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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COMMENTS:

I LOVE JABBERWOKY! This is so funny, ARTR. - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:08:00

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Malaproporter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mal a prop por ter

Sentence: When Christine was in charge of giving instructions, she was a malaproporter. Her big, convaluting words and writing, often left the office staff with confusing instructions. When she ran for the office of Safety and Evacuation Officer, she was voted out, due to her unclear and head-spinning guidance!

Etymology: Malapropism (A malapropism is the production of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance & Purporter (the intended meaning of a communication have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming)

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Baloony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: baloōnē

Sentence: The missives that descended from the corporate office were so much balloony that it was a wonder they didn't just float away.

Etymology: Balloon (a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air) + Loony (a crazy or silly person) Also Baloney (foolish or deceptive talk)

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COMMENTS:

I wonder if ya could make a baloony sammich out of that stuff? - Mustang, 2008-12-31: 23:53:00

Great combination. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:00:00

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Gobbledygush

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GOB-uhl-dee-gush

Sentence: Samantha had a smattering of technical knowledge regarding electronic, photographic and surveillance systems but she had a vast vocabulary and would ramble on with enthusiastic gobbledegush not realizing that most folks knew she was talking nonsense.

Etymology: Blend of 'gobbledygook' (language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand) and 'gush' (to express oneself extravagantly or emotionally; talk effusively)

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Vocabfuscate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /vəˈkæbfəˌskeit/

Sentence: I'm dreading reading all the sentences on Verbotomy today because I know they will all be vocabfuscated beyond belief.

Etymology: from vocab(ulary) + (ob)fuscate

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COMMENTS:

Naughty sentence! Even if it is true! (wink) (big grin) Vocabfuscate sounds like something you catch and want to cure! Your sentence implies it is contagious! Really fun sentence and an exceptional word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:17:00

Great word - describes the definition nicely. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:28:00

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Inflatoad

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: in-FLAY-toed (inflatoading, inflatoaded, inflatoady)

Sentence: Generica became insufferable after receiving her promotion to flunky (second class)...She would INFLATOAD every sentence she uttered, making her simple thoughts swell like the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian. Although her INFLATOADING endeared her to the sniveling rat-faced deviant administrators who practiced reverse sexism while touting the wonders of enlightened cultural diversity, everyone had to agree that Generica had become an INFLATOADY of the worst kind...the kind we all know.

Etymology: INFLATe+tOAD=INFLATOAD.....INFLATE:to swell or distend with air or gas, to puff up, to expand or increase abnormally or imprudently; Middle English, from Latin inflatus, past participle of inflare, from in- + flare to blow .....TOAD, TOADY: a contemptible person or thing, one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors; by shortening & alteration from toadeater- Middle English tode, from Old English tāde, tādige.

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COMMENTS:

love it - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-31: 09:41:00

Inflatoad...what a ribbeting word! It's like Croakacola! Refreshing but addictive! Happy New Year...Have a toadally awesome celebration! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:19:00

".. the bloated carcass of a dead corporate amphibian.' Great word and sentence imagery. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:26:00

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Normcrosbeing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: norm croz bee ing

Sentence: Norma Crosby was the quintessential Normcrosbeing in our office. She thought by using big words (that she had seen in print, but apparently failed to check the definitions of), people would think she was far more educated than the Grade 10 level she had actually achieved, barely. When she had transferred into our HR Office, she felt it obliged her to speak far above the intellect of our internal clients, even if it meant inventing her own words. The clients were often left shaken and confused when she spoke in large words that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. As a result, people avoided her like the plague and chose not to believe any facts that she presented. Her personal crusade was that unless words were at least eight or ten letters long, why bother to use them?? It would be redumbdant and wasterly and youtilize no hexpediant deliverables.

Etymology: Norm Crosby - (Comedian, considered the Master of the Malaprop, who uses the wrong words, usually big ones to make confusing, funny comments.(i.e he speaks from his diagram and drinks decapitated coffee) & Being (a creature, a living person)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I swear we must have worked in the same place in a prior lifetime. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-31: 00:55:00

You are probably right...in "The Office"! And now you know why it is a hit! - Nosila, 2008-12-31: 23:11:00

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Beepbingo

Created by: telly8293

Pronunciation:

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Pedanthick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ped ann thik

Sentence: Solly was getting bored with Pamela's incessent pedanthick regurgitation of the latest buzzwords. She did however, have a wonderful ass.

Etymology: pedantic, thick

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COMMENTS:

He's a pedantfile, maybe? - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 09:48:00

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Verbiagedimwiting

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Vir-be-ag-dim-wit-ing

Sentence: Nancy Noesnutting was always posting notes all over the office using her verbiagedimwiting skills.

Etymology: Verbiage - speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions. Dimwit - A stupid person

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