Verboticism: Testostemonium

'I think I'm hearing the first sound of spring...'

DEFINITION: v. To drive around in your car with the widows down and stereo blaring. n. The sounds emanating from the suped-up vehicles driven by strutting human males as they participate their annual spring mating rituals.

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Swaggeride

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SWAG-er-ryd

Sentence: Speedball, whose real name was Randy, wanted folks to think he was macho and virile though he felt very insecure about his looks and his size, so his way of presenting himself as a somebody was to tool around town in his very expensive swaggerride, a fast, loud and flashy sports car with a massive and very loud stereo system.

Etymology: blend of 'swagger' (To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air; strut) and 'ride', a slang term for an automobile

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Testostemonium

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: tes-toss-teh-moan-i-um

Sentence: Every spring young dudes are gripped by the pangs of testostemonium, exhibited by driving 50 mph in a school zone, blaring teenage angst music until their speakers blow up, and acting out "Rebel Without a Cause." They do this because testostemonium convinces them that this attention seeking behavior actually impresses potential mates. In reality this behavior does nothing to increase their desirability to the opposite sex and actually has the counter effect of impressing other single males who want to sit in front of a television and drink beer.

Etymology: testosterone: male sex hormone responsible for male characteristics + pandemonium: very noisy place; a wild, chaotic, noisy uproar; the abode of demons

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2010-10-06: 11:54:00

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Boganvilla

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: boh-guhn-vee-yuh

Sentence: It was Spring and everything was blooming and booming, including the boganvilla, those townie-boy-racers with their staymen and pistols by their sides, showing off the power of their pedals.

Etymology: Playing on BOUGANVILLIA, the flowering plant native to the Southern climes. Combing BOGAN, a boy racer from Down Under + VILLA, Spanish for TOWN

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Musclecardor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mus sel kar dor

Sentence: At the fist sight of spring all the young males in town display their musclecardor. They rev up their Challengers, Mustangs, GTO's, Barracudas, Corvette's, Chargers, Camaro's, Firebirds, T-Birds and Gran Torino's that they have spent all winter suping up with more gadgetry. The quiet neighborhoods then become NASCAR raceways and the sound of engines and stereos can be deafening. It's all part of the rites of spring to attract the attention of future mates, even if only for one night. Females seem to not need to participate in this noisy pastime, except as passengers. It is similar to the mating rituals of some birds, where the males puff up their feathers and strut to attract an interested female...like what grouse or peacocks do. These males drive around for hours, never leaving their precious vehicles, to ensure they have been seen and heard by all. They forget each spring of the side affects of sitting for hours revving motors. They waste a lot of expensive fuel and they can become afflicted with hemi-roids!

Etymology: Muscle Car (a flashy car with a big noisy engine, designed to look like a sports car; often symbolic of other macho attributes...) & Ardor (feelings of great warmth and intensity;a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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COMMENTS:

Cracked up with laughter reading about their cockiness. You can strut and crow with the roosters over your roadsters. You know how to set us all a twitter like teens! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:54:00

clever.. - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:32:00

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Carboating

RightOnTheWin

Created by: RightOnTheWin

Pronunciation: Unnecessary

Sentence: When even birds start complaining about the volume of your music, that’s when you know to stop carboating.

Etymology: Car (A vehicle used for transportation on wheels) + Showboating (To behave in a conspicuous or ostentatious manner)

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Carcophony

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kar ka fony

Sentence: On Main Street on a warm spirng's night, all we ever hear is the carcophony of young males, roaming around in their souped up cars, looking for girls and/or trouble...

Etymology: Car (vehicle,auto) & Cacophony (a loud harsh or strident noise)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle Ha ha! love it! this needs to be a real word! - libertybelle, 2012-03-05: 10:23:00

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Fellabluster

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fel-uh-bluhs-ter

Sentence: It's the same every spring. Just as the weather turn nice enough to spend more time outdoors the air is filled with fellabluster emanating from their rice rockets. The tuners are working overtime.

Etymology: fella (fellow-a man or boy) + bluster (to be loud, noisy, or swaggering) a play on filibuster

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Reverbermate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree + vurb + ur + mayt

Sentence: I watched as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am, Trans Am and GTO rolled down the Main Street of my sleepy little town. Odell had come alive with the reverbermate sounds of bass, pumping out the essence of male strut. The reverbermation became louder as they passed me by. I felt the sidewalk vibrate a bit and suddenly, the caravan eased down the street in their quest for .... dare we name it romance?

Etymology: Reverberate and Mate >> Reverberate --resound; ring or echo with sound;be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves and Mate --match: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence with a great question! Loud and obnoxious might attract attention, but it takes soft and tender as fuel for romance! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:41:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:08:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2009-03-24: 23:57:00

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Freakquenchies

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: freek/kwench/eez

Sentence: The horrific sounds blasting from the car could only be described as freakquenchies.

Etymology: freak + quench + frequency

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Comemotions

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: come motions

Sentence: It wasn't a low-rider, but a loud-rider tunebuggy, Teenie was stearing down the streets. The amplifliers sent everything on the dash flying. Only his seat belt kept the constant sonic booms from sending Teenie flying. He rolled along with woofears and tweetears blaring, a deaf-defying menace loose on the streets. I'm so sick of the these comemotions all over the streets. I've written my state representatives to introduce a law to make all these comemotions disalloud.

Etymology: COME, COMMOTIONS. Come - as in approach, which is what vehicles do as they move down the streets. Commotion - a ruckus: a scene of noisy confusion or activity, which is what such vehicles with deafening sound systems are. - - - Might as well throw in MOTIONS - for all the movements involved, including those to try to get away from these comemotions!

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COMMENTS:

No song of the day ... we all need ear plugs today! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:42:00

I totally relate to this....so annoying. - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:35:00

just imagine how many people will have significant hearing loss in the future - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:05:00

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