Verboticism: Grandaudio

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Abusical

Created by: kearstin

Pronunciation: ah-byoo-zi-kuhl

Sentence: Sharon was hard of hearing which made her abusical compositions (particularly those featuring Liberace) a little too much for a Monday morning. Kinder folks were worried it might cause an earruption. But frankly I didn't care.

Etymology: abuse+musical

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Dejaheard

Created by: frenchprof

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Audiochaff

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: AW-DEE-OH-chaff

Sentence: In the hallway outside the library, Babs was listening to her personal audio device. Judging by the AUDIOCHAFF which slopped over, the sound levels inside her earbuds must have been deafening. The AUDIOCHAFF bore no resemblance to music, and even at a distance was more akin to the background radiation from outer space often heard on poorly tuned shortwave radios.

Etymology: AUDIO+CHAFF=AUDIOCHAFF.....AUDIO: of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves; of, relating to, or utilizing recorded sound.....CHAFF: something comparatively worthless; Middle English chaf, from Old English ceaf; akin to Old High German cheva husk.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 00:42:00

vmalcolm Ty! Your's ain't bad at all either =) - vmalcolm, 2008-09-04: 10:55:00

vmalcolm Yours!!!!! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-04: 10:55:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-04: 12:33:00

From outer space ? Wasn't that Victor and Svetka presenting the "Happy Hour" on Radio Moscow in the 1960s. top word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:41:00

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Podlution

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pod/loo/shuhn

Sentence: The podlution emanating from fifty different passengers on the subway this morning was not only deafening, but also migraine irritating.

Etymology: PODLUTION - noun - from iPOD + POLLUTION

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brilliant1 - galwaywegian, 2008-09-04: 06:11:00

great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:35:00

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Escapera

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es kay pera

Sentence: When Grandma played her classical music, we could hear the escapera coming from her headphones. We got to know her play Liszt well. Even when we tried Haydn her machine, she would always get it Bach in the Mozartful manner. Even after she passed on, we could see her ghost,wearing her Strauss jeans with her love Handels showing, a sweater that was starting to unRavel and Tosca perfume, she was Offenbach in the garden decomposing.

Etymology: Escape & Opera

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Audiobnoxious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Audie-ob-nox-yus

Sentence: Mildred was careless about annoying her neighbors to the point of being totally audiobnoxious.

Etymology: Audio + obnoxious

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Rocophony

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: (räk ˈkäfənē) rok 'kafinee

Sentence: There is nothing more irritating to me on an early morning commute to work, than hearing the rocaphany of music from a fellow straphanger's headphones over my own!

Etymology: "rock" from loud rock music + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells

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Apustics

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: a/pyu/stiks

Sentence: Heather will never forget the day Grandma volunteered to accompany her 8th grade class on the field trip. She had no idea. Had she known, she would have skipped school for sure. It was embarrassing enough that Grams brought her headphones and WALKMAN (!) for the bus ride, but her apustics were humiliating.

Etymology: Acoustic + P.U. (as in stinky musAK)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx It's a good thing the portable 8-track player was never invented. Poor Grams! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:28:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:42:00

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Tracksposure

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: tr-exposure

Sentence: this morning in the bus to work, before coffee, I was tracksposed to frans bauer. I still have a bad mood

Etymology: track(s) exposure

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Incoustinence

DaddyNewt

Created by: DaddyNewt

Pronunciation: in-coos-tin-ents

Sentence: The incoustinence of some people is appalling.

Etymology: incontinence+acoustic

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