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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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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Ventcouragement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent koor adj ment

Sentence: Irving's mother, Sadie, was always comparing him to the Lipowitz boy wonder next door, Julius. Although she loved Irving, she only wanted the best for him and her pep talks soon turned into ventcouragement sessions about his shortfalls. She wanted him to go into medicine, like Julius did, but no, he became an accountant instead. She continued to rant about Dr.Julius next door, until he was indicted for income tax evasion by the Feds and arrested at home. Irving thought this would level the playing field a bit, but no she told him he was just too honest for his own good! Oy!

Etymology: Vent (give expression or utterance to;activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion) & Encouragement (the expression of approval and support;the feeling of being encouraged; the act of giving hope or support to someone)

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:41:00

Sadie was no doubt seeking a standing oy vay-shun. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:32:00

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Constructical

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: con-strukt-i-kal

Sentence: Jeremy's mother wanted the best for him. She knew he was gifted but felt he lacked drive and direction. She had always been constructical with him and hoped one day soon it would lead him to seize more of the opportunities around him.

Etymology: Constructive - build up (confidence); critical - finding fault with (someone/something)

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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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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Admomish

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-mom-ish

Sentence: Lena knew that to raise her son properly she would have to encourage him and admomish him daily, even if he didn't want her advice and council.

Etymology: admonish: to reprove gently but earnestly, expression of criticism + mom

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-07-12: 09:29:00

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Parentarcissism

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: parentarcissism

Sentence: Dewald was disappointed in his son Chip’s lack of athleticism, even after the constant practicing at the driving range. On the other hand, Chip was top o’ the class in math, as had been Dewald!

Etymology: A blend of parent and narcissism. Children of over-achieving parents are subject to their parents’ high expectations, which is really a kind of narcissism. Parentnarcissistic parents insist their offspring reflect their own perfect selves and put enormous pressures on their children to be perfect.

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Wisdumb

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: wizz-dumb

Sentence: Bringing his report card home, Johnny knew his mom would have plenty of wisdumb to offer to make that A- an A+.

Etymology: wisdom+dumb

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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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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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