Verboticism: Maternexhort

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

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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Irritribeating

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: EAR-it-TRY-beating

Sentence: Artie's old mom was a nasty control freak. Inside he raged, outside he was too meek He wanted to do something manly like logging, But ended up chained to a desk merely blogging. Driven to madness by matronly bleating, Artie succumbed to Mom's IRRITRIBEATING.

Etymology: IRRItate+diaTRIBE+beATING= IRRITRIBEATING.....IRRITATE: transitive verb 1 : to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in; Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare.....DIATRIBE: a prolonged discourse, a bitter and abusive speech or coercive harangue; Latin diatriba, from Greek diatribē pastime, discourse, from diatribein to spend (time), wear away, from dia- + tribein to rub.....BEATING: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain, to lodge securely by repeated striking; Middle English beten, from Old English bēatan; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat.....

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metrohumanx Dig deep. Store rice. Verbotomize daily. Never seek hegemony! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-23: 00:44:00

Irritribeally good. - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:26:00

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Impotentate

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: im/poe/ten/tate

Sentence: His mother was such an impotentate that her nagging had a reverse effect.

Etymology: impotent + potentate

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish shun

Sentence: Mrs. Jones' admomition for her only son Gary awas to be better than he was and he should have been a lawyer. Never mind that he was CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation and whisked her away to Florida on his private jet whenever she wanted...

Etymology: Admonishion (cautionary advice;a firm rebuke) & Mom (your Mommy, female parent)

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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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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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Cynimomism

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sin-uh-mom-iz-uhm

Sentence: As Alvin prepares to put his newly-earned degree to work, he understands the correct way to go is somewhere between cynimomism and dadvice.

Etymology: cynicism (distrusting or disparaging the motives of others) + mom (mother)

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Overprodtective

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/vur/prod/tek/tiv

Sentence: Sam's mother was so overprodtective that he had a permanent dent in his back.

Etymology: overprotective + prod

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Good one! - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:28:00

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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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