Verboticism: Recommomdations

'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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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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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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Mumsense

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: MUM-sense

Sentence: I know mummy won't be happy with my verboticism, but "mumsense" does at least sound respectable - although, I hope she doesn't pick up the connatation of nonsense. I thought about "mumifesto," but it has a "red" ring about it.(Mummy burnt daddy's socialist literature in the early 1950s, thinking that god-fearing man, McCarthy, was about to arrive in Australia). "Matrimatum," certainly not - she wouldn't like it; "Mama Sutra" - we don't talk about that sort of thing in our family, and I'd better forget about "Nuture-hurture": she thinks rythming words are ever so incredibly silly. I'd better stop verbotomizing right now, for the word "matrinark" keeps coming into my head.

Etymology: MUM & SENSE with connatation of nonsense.

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COMMENTS:

so many good words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:20:00

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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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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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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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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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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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Mambition

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: mahm-bishun

Sentence: I know that you want me to go to Law School Mom, you have reminded me on a regular basis for 15 years! Okay, you only want the best for me but your mambition is getting out of control.

Etymology: Combination of Mam (Northern English for Mother) and ambition. See also: dadmonishment.

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COMMENTS:

Nice one didsbury. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-09: 06:22:00

I like too: good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-09: 09:32:00

good one...it should make us all mambitious! - Nosila, 2008-05-09: 21:40:00

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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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