Verboticism: Superfludundancy

'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Verbarrhoea

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Verb-A-ree-aar

Sentence: I was watching that boxer on TV the other day, Chris Eubank, and he was talking such verbarrhoea! He was all over the place. They get paid millions to dance around like a ponse and speak utter balls. Pah!

Etymology: Verbal - Involving skills with words in a spoken manner. Diarrhoea - frequent, nasty and excessive bowel movement.

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COMMENTS:

He is one of many "sports stars" that speak Verbarrhoea!! - sean30, 2008-02-04: 16:03:00

Excellent description of 'jockese' mumbo jumbo which is generally nothing more than a cliche' festival. - Mustang, 2008-02-04: 18:52:00

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Earnacular

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

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COMMENTS:

This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Schwarzenabble

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ˈʃvaɐt-sən-ae-bEl

Sentence: I haven't a single idea what the public announcement at the mall is schwarzenabbling about. For god's sake, the management should replace the bad speakers!

Etymology: 1) Schwarzenegger: refers to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks. 2) Gabble: rapid and indistinct speech.

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Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:24:00

Thanx Silveryaspen. It's time to cast my vote for today! - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 10:59:00

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Paloologue

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: pa-loo-log

Sentence: I wish ESPN would invite translators for the paloologue after the boxing match is over.

Etymology: palooka, -logue

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Lexicononsense

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Lex - i - con - non - sense

Sentence: Speaking lexicononsense, Rick relived the play-by-play highlights of the chess tournament for his hometown. He was receiving the "hero's welcome" after having defeated Boris Batanov in a cliff-hanging, last minute capture of his Queen.

Etymology: Lexicon ( A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary) + Nonsense (Words or signs having no intelligible meaning)

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COMMENTS:

Good word...makes you wonder how many chess sets end up in pawn shops! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:06:00

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Platidude

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platidoōd

Sentence: After the team has a rough game and nobody wants to face the press, they trot out their best platidude. Phrases like **It was a learning experience**, **It*s a building year**, and **They were the better team tonight** flow from his mouth without so much as a thought. When he was finished most of the reporters still had blank note pads.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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good word, dude... - Nosila, 2010-04-22: 11:39:00

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Idiotickers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: id-e-ot-ik-ers

Sentence: The Speebee team rambled on with idiotickers during the interview.

Etymology: A play on the word Idiot- An utterly foolish or senseless person.

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: beefcake (male with a muscular physique) + cant (jargon, lingo)

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COMMENTS:

very nice!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00

wow its weird that no1 is puting any commants - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 18:11:00

Any comment I make would have me blushing and giggling ... but I'll share ... finally. Stevenson, beefcant is a most appealing verboticism! Simply, because we ladies always like the beefcake that always comes with it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 21:01:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: She was tired of all the pre, during and post game jabber and analyses. The garbled speaking with anyone remotely connected with the sport. Most infuriating was the jocktalk after the big win. There was only one reason the team one...they got more goals than the other team! Duh...

Etymology: Jock (a person trained to compete in sports;an athlete) & Talk (speak)

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