Verboticism: Pusstillate

'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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Classture

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Klars-chur

Sentence: Harry's classture consisted of displaying copious amounts of bling, making West-side hand movements, and lamenting his social environment. He was, of course, the typical British "chav" (NB I'm not an authority on chavs).

Etymology: Class+gesture, but also a mutation of "culture" to suggest 'culture derived from social class'.

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COMMENTS:

Good one Discoveria! Also like the way it rhymes with posture... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:08:00

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Turkeystrut

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation:

Sentence: they turkeystrutted their way around the mall, recieving much attention and comment.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

better turkeys than chickens, I suppose... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 23:44:00

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Gesticultate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: jess-TI-cul-tate

Sentence: Unfortunately, Sue's gesticultating her affiliation to Harvard was misinterpreted by the cannibals as their local gesture for "tender young meat."

Etymology: gesticulate (to gesture), cult

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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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Jaggerstagger

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: JAG-er-stag-er

Sentence: Jim jaggerstaggered into the room, screaming "Are we ready to rock?" at the top of his lungs. His daughter was mortified, and her mother-in-law-to-be dropped her Bible.

Etymology: Mick Jagger + stagger

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and ... and ... what happened next?!!! - egonschiela, 2007-01-29: 15:32:00

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Befrontery

Created by: smokey

Pronunciation: bee + FRUNT + urh + ee

Sentence:

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- smokey, 2007-01-29: 11:58:00

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Strikeaposse

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: strike-ah-poss-ee

Sentence: strikeaposse, theres nothing to it..phogue

Etymology: strike a pose, posse

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Flintstonerisms

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Flint/stohn/er/isms

Sentence: The group of young people dancing, prancing and gesticulating could only be described as an exhibition of their Flintstonerisms.

Etymology: Flintstones + stoners + mannerisms

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COMMENTS:

yabadabado - Jabberwocky, 2007-01-29: 10:36:00

But dinosaurs can do the flintstonerisms too... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 10:41:00

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Bombastardate

Created by: shonco

Pronunciation: bom-bass-tard-ate

Sentence: In the absence of any real skills needed to win the fight, he felt that his only option was to bombastardate.

Etymology: from bombast (pompous ramblings); and bastard (a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person)

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Clantitude

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: klan-ti-TUDE

Sentence: This particular shape of body is adopted by members of the McGoogle clan. Clantituding is their way of demonstrating close ties.

Etymology: clan (tribe) + attitude (stance)

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