Verboticism: Strikeaposse

'We know how to purse our lips!'

DEFINITION: To pose, or posture, in a distinctive manner in order to express one's cultural affinities -- may be accompanied by awkward gestures.

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Overgesturalize

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: oh-vurr-jess-chur-all-ayze

Sentence: most people tend to overgesturalize for every photograph.

Etymology: over+gesture+generalize

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Phogue

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fOg/

Sentence: Some sociologists have likened the human urge to phogue at one another to the mating rituals of certain animals, like the peacock.

Etymology: It's like "vogue," only it sounds more phony.

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Chimposture

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: chim-PAWS-tuhr

Sentence: "Yo, dawg! you gots to sport your ipod, like banging! You is all schlumped ovah." Allie sighed. It seems she would never get the hang of proper chimposturing at her new school. Life had been so much simpler at St. Margaret's.

Etymology: Chimp (anzee) + (im) posture

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COMMENTS:

This is good! - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:04:00

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Mysposturing

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: MY-spos-CHUR-ing

Sentence: I hate how these kids these days only take photos of themselves when they're MySposturing

Etymology: MySpace.com + Posturing

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Remybod

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: remy-both

Sentence: look around, all the people want is remybod

Etymology: read my body

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COMMENTS:

Send me some reading glasses... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:07:00

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Propostureous

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: pro pos ture us

Sentence: the signals from the back of the school bus were quite propostureous, and probably quite profane too.

Etymology: from posture and preposterous. Cos really has anyone ever looked anything other than foolish posing like that? oh and its pro rather than pre because they are pro-active in trying to look stupid and or cool.

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Bogue

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: boge

Sentence: Chaz and Shazzer totlaly bogued up some down an' wikkid pics for their myspace, innit?

Etymology: Bo! (pop cultural exclamation, m'lud!) + Vogue (Fashion journal and niche dance craze consisting of adopting a succession of poses akin to those of photographic models in the aforementioned journal)

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Pusstillate

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pus-sti-late

Sentence: I pusstillate so you can see what I'm saying.

Etymology: puss+ postulate

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Snapose

Created by: paperhoard

Pronunciation: snap-pose

Sentence: Seeing my 1970's clothing, the high stepping hipsters snaposed some righteous moves at me.

Etymology: SNAP- To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion -=and=- POSE- To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is.

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COMMENTS:

Good word. Personally, I think that the snapose points to the true self -- to what the individual secretly desires... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:06:00

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Smugmuggle

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: smug/mug/l

Sentence: In order to intimidate the customs officers they would smugmuggle confidently and strut past loaded with contraband items

Etymology: smug + mug + smuggle

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COMMENTS:

so that's how you do it... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:03:00

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