Verboticism: Handmesound

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Deaffluence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: def/flu/ens

Sentence: Many subway passengers suffer from deaffluence as a result of being in the midst of other riders with faulty earbuds.

Etymology: deaf + effluence (polluted overflow)

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Contamusication

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /kəntæmju:zɪkəɪʃən/

Sentence: In nowadays world, contamusication is becoming more and more common.

Etymology: CONTAMUSICATION. n. From Contamination (the act or process of contaminating) + Music (vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm)

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metrohumanx Good word. Very cerebral. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:32:00

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Cacophone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəˈkäfōn

Sentence: Harry is very happy with his newest cacophone. This is not the case for anybody else on the on the subway. Since he bought a new cellie that can store and play music, everyone around him has had no choice but to suffer his obsession with the music of ABBA.

Etymology: cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds) + phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio)

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Handmesound

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: HAND-mee-sound

Sentence: Alex's understanding of what he called "popular music" came entirely from handmesound hip-hop he picked up on the bus.

Etymology: hand-me-down + sound

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Dejaheard

Created by: frenchprof

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Tracksposure

Created by: simoneshin

Pronunciation: tr-exposure

Sentence: this morning in the bus to work, before coffee, I was tracksposed to frans bauer. I still have a bad mood

Etymology: track(s) exposure

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Apustics

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: a/pyu/stiks

Sentence: Heather will never forget the day Grandma volunteered to accompany her 8th grade class on the field trip. She had no idea. Had she known, she would have skipped school for sure. It was embarrassing enough that Grams brought her headphones and WALKMAN (!) for the bus ride, but her apustics were humiliating.

Etymology: Acoustic + P.U. (as in stinky musAK)

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metrohumanx It's a good thing the portable 8-track player was never invented. Poor Grams! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:28:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:42:00

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Exudio

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: egz-OO-dio

Sentence: Waiting at the bus stop with no portable music device, I laughed at the exudio from my fellow travellers. Cyndi Lauper's True Colors mingled with "all the leaves are brown and the sky is grey" and a dash of James Brown.

Etymology: exude -- leak out + audio -- sound

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Groovage

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gruv-age

Sentence: Grandma got her groove on with the new iPod, but there was a lot of groovage because she didn't have her hearing aids in. So we all got down and got funky while she baked pies for the church supper.

Etymology: groove: a situation or activity that one enjoys, is especially well suited for or performs exceptionally well + groovy: pleasing, trendy, cool ( a colloquialism from the hippy era meaning very pleasing, wonderful) + age: length of life + leakage: act or instance of leaking

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Podlution

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pod/loo/shuhn

Sentence: The podlution emanating from fifty different passengers on the subway this morning was not only deafening, but also migraine irritating.

Etymology: PODLUTION - noun - from iPOD + POLLUTION

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brilliant1 - galwaywegian, 2008-09-04: 06:11:00

great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:35:00

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