Verboticism: Lovotage

'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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Madrigrail

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: maa/dri/grail

Sentence: My mother is famous for her madrigrails. Here is an example - Now is the month of maying, When merry lads (like you) are playing, Fa la la la la. Each with his bonny lass, upon the greeny grass, Fa la la la la. Now if you could just do a better job cutting the lawn Fa la la la la Then you would be a better son Fa la la la la

Etymology: Ma + madrigal (song) + rail (rant)

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COMMENTS:

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:32:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Mamentor

Created by: phoenix89

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Hencouraged

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hen kurr ajd

Sentence: He wasn't sure why, but when she hencouraged him, he felt foul.

Etymology: encouraged, henpecked

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Admomish

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-mom-ish

Sentence: Lena knew that to raise her son properly she would have to encourage him and admomish him daily, even if he didn't want her advice and council.

Etymology: admonish: to reprove gently but earnestly, expression of criticism + mom

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-07-12: 09:29:00

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Maternexhort

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh - TIRN - egz - ort

Sentence: Hortense would maternexhort relentlessly in trying to steer her son Eggbert in the pursuits she believed to be right for him.

Etymology: Blend of maternal and exhort

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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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Chidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ch - i - dans

Sentence: Agnes bestowed large amounts of chidance on all of her children; thinking that she was being helpful. She was afraid that if someone did not give them regular support, encouragement and loud lectures, they might not realize that they were not quite living out her dreams for them.

Etymology: chide (rebuke a person harshly), guidance (advice, help)

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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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Lovotage

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Love-o-tauge

Sentence: Eric's Mother was not happy with his penthouse suit, his fancy cars, or his high-paying job on Bay Street. He wasn't living up to his potential, she believed. He could have been a neurosurgeon if he just put his mind to it. Every Sunday at dinner his Mother would chastise him for not putting enough effort into his work. She would lovotage him until he got the point and went back to school.

Etymology: Love+Sabotage

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