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Blusterblather

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bləstərbleðər

Sentence: After years as a spokesperson for the utility company, Jill is so versed in blusterblather that she has trouble understanding her own twaddle.

Etymology: bluster (talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect) + blather (talk long-windedly without making very much sense)

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Argotrate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: (är'gĭ-trāt')

Sentence: "It's a clear case of res ipsa loquiter," Perry argotrated to the stunned group of assembled clients. "Ipso facto, we'll cut them off at their prima facie case."

Etymology: argot, A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group (from Fr. argot, "the jargon of Paris rogues and thieves," earlier "the company of beggars," from M.Fr., "group of beggars," , + -ate, used in english as a verb suffix.

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COMMENTS:

Your sentence and etymology shows you are great at argotrate! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:07:00

sounds lilke a real word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:15:00

if only I could spell like - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-06: 13:16:00

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Beepbingo

Created by: telly8293

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Blahsay

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: bla-zay

Sentence: Jill's constant yakking in her hypnotic, dull voice is so blahsay she put the entire office to sleep at the meeting.

Etymology: blase'/say

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COMMENTS:

Different angle! Your verbote is a clever homonym! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:09:00

Excellent - Mustang, 2008-03-06: 17:34:00

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Ostendictious

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: OS ten DIC shus

Sentence: I think my ostendictious co-worker has swallowed a dictionary and wants us all to know.

Etymology: ostentatious:expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people. and dictionary

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COMMENTS:

This is a clever combination of impressive overinflation....like it. - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:10:00

Like it alot. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:20:00

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Uberloquitor

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /ü-bər-lo-kwi-tor/

Sentence: I can’t even tell you what George and I drank over the weekend. Nor how much of it we drank. Neither remembers. All I can say is that Master George – and there’s no other way I can call him from now on – is a bloody genius! Despite a massive hangover and absolute lack of preparation, he managed to UBERLOQUITATE the entire board meeting into extending our contract for two (count’em – t-w-o) more years! I mean I was sitting there with my head feeling like a cracked egg shell, while Master George managed to pull a presentation full of “gestalt,” “zeitgeist,” “sine qua non,” “parallax,” and at least a dozen words all of which had at least one vowel with an umlaut. I love that guy!

Etymology: uberloquitor (n.), uberloquacious (adj.), uberloquitate (v.) ----- UBER- (fr. Germ.): over, beyond. [Recently replaced other such superlative prefixes as “super-“ and “ultra-“ (see: “ubergeek,” “uberhack,” “ubercool”)] LOQUI – (fr. Latin) to speak.

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COMMENTS:

Ausgezeichnet story... - Nosila, 2010-05-18: 00:41:00

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Acronimrod

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: ack-ro-nimm-rohd

Sentence: "Joe, on the DL, the entire PTC committee needs those TPS reports PDQ. GBTW and, get `em to me ASAP, or I'll tell HR or your GM that you're in AA and are faking being sick instead of using PTO hours. Then it'll be RIP for your career. - Rob Gathers" Joe deleted the acronimrod's email just as Anna Gathers emerged from the hotel room's bathroom in a schoolgirl outfit. "You know, Joe, if I wanted a workaholic ass, I'd be banging my husband," she sneered. Joe closed the laptop and placed it gently beside the bed.

Etymology: acronym + nimrod

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COMMENTS:

Good one, Banky,your STAT response encapsulates this scenario and empowers the disenfranchised to become key stakeholders in this etymological challenge! - Nosila, 2008-03-06: 01:07:00

So... Did those TPS reports ever get submitted? I'm dying to know! Lol. Love you mini-stories. - Tigger, 2008-03-06: 10:30:00

Superlative story and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:14:00

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Vocabularry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: voh-kab-yuh-ler-ee

Sentence: When Mary saw the note on the snack machine she was confused. It read: This incremental pecuniary aggrandizement is repugnant to the proletariat. She asked Jane what it meant. "It just means that VocabuLarry; I'm sorry VocabuLawrence, our resident sesquipedalian, is pissed that they jacked up the price on the Cheese Doodles."

Etymology: vocabulary (the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons) + Larry (a nickname for Lawrence)

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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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Snobblahblahing

Aardvark

Created by: Aardvark

Pronunciation: Snaw BLAH BLAH ing

Sentence: Bill was always trying to impress the boss. In almost every meeting he was snobblahblahing his way through his presentation.

Etymology: Snob = believing oneself to be superior, Blah = useless talk (repeated).

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COMMENTS:

Nifty! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:40:00

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