Verboticism: Verbotocrat

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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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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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Lexiconflated

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: lex - e - con - flated

Sentence: If Myron lexiconflated his phraseology when he attended board meetings by projecting the intersection of gross margin conceptions with total net calculated sales, his wordabsurd permutations of numbers often left those in attendance scratching their heads but unable to comment for fear of appearing unable to comprehend simple concepts.

Etymology: Lexicon (vocabulary: a language user's knowledge of words) + inflated (enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness)

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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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Verbostintate

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: ver-bos-tin-tate

Sentence: Marcia was afraid that her subordinates might realize that she had no idea what she was talking about so she overwhelmed everyone with her verbostintation. It worked, they all thought her unusually brilliant although she really hadn't a clue.

Etymology: verbosity = using an excessive number of words; ostentatious = characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others

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COMMENTS:

Nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:35:00

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Transentency

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/sen/ten/see

Sentence: The prof always lectured with such transentency that it was difficult to make notes about his lecture. Mine usually read "what the ....?"

Etymology: transcendency + sentence

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COMMENTS:

from pronounciation thru to etymology and word ... A cut above the usual! Superb! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:58:00

...Luck!... be a Lady toniiiiiiiiight! (Gawd, I hate Sinatra.) - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:27:00

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Jargontificate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jahr-gon-TIF-i-keyt/

Sentence: All of Ken's employees and co-workers wondered how he had gotten his job, as an Information Technology Manager, since he was practically computer-illiterate and he could barely turn a computer on without help. He was a charismatic talker though, so even though he went around using inappropriate techno-terms and unrelated buzzwords, and he would jargontificate endlessly, he only sounded convincing to other computer-illiterate people. Then he mentioned his background as a Car Salesman, and it all started to make sense.

Etymology: Jargon - language characterized pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax, often vague in meaning (from Old French, gargon "a chattering" [of birds]) + Pontificate - to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner (from Latin, pontifex "bridge-maker")

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Great last line in your sentence! Well selected etymology. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:55:00

So many good submissions today picking was tough. But this one's a peach, so I picked it. - stache, 2008-03-06: 15:13:00

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Lingostar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lin go star

Sentence: Paula McCartney was very possessive about the John, By George. She was a self-proclaimed bathroom monitor and rules writer, legislator and enforcer. She was the Loo-tenant, the Canservationist and the Privy Counselor. When new signs were needed, she was the lingostar and create baffling and confusing edicts that no one understood. Being Bladder Controller meant she could invent the rules and execute them. Everyone in the office felt that she belonged "Back in the USSR"..."Eight Days a Week". When they boycotted the toilets, she asked them if they needed to go...they answered, "No Reply" or "I Feel Fine". Her boss finally intervened and told her, "Let it Be", even though people told him, "You're going to lose that girl". She quit and became a "Paperback Writer" and followed "The Long and Winding Road" to lingostardom.

Etymology: Lingo ( a characteristic language of a particular group) & Star (a performer who receives prominent billing) & Wordplay on Ringo Starr (the 4th Beatle...With a little help from my friends)

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COMMENTS:

Luckily, Pete Best quit after the Hamburg tour (when they sang as a back-up band for Tony Sheridan). If Ringo didn't take Pete's spot at the drum set, this word would have never been born. Cool word, N! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 01:34:00

was he related to John Rennon? - galwaywegian, 2010-05-17: 10:46:00

I like the comment of Paul, when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, he said Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles! - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 17:14:00

LOL... - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:05:00

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Jabbertalky

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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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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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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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