Verboticism: Handestine

'So team, what do you think of my new idea?'

DEFINITION: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

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Unoggled

Created by: alexyateswyke

Pronunciation: un-oggled

Sentence: that was well unoggled

Etymology:

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Hideandspeak

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: HAHYD-n-speek

Sentence: Having had some acting lessons but never playing a paying role, Marla put her "talents" to good use in the office. She hideandspeaks her boss daily by making funny faces and rude gestures while saying all the right things. These days she isn't bothered by work-related stress at all.

Etymology: a play on the children's game hide-and-seek. HIDE: conceal from sight, not speak one's mind, not speak the truth. SPEAK: talk. Also HIDE: the gestures are hidden from the boss. AND SEEK: the boss needs to seek out what the employees REALLY think about it.

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Excellent! - ErWenn, 2008-01-28: 10:36:00

Very creative, BB. - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:19:00

Oh you bring out the child in all of us ... in the most delightful way! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 12:48:00

Childhood memories come flooding back! Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:53:00

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Sneerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snērlēdər

Sentence: As Debbie was climbing a ladder wearing the company uniform including an apron emblazoned with a large company logo, one more customer asked "that" question. "Do you work here"? That's when she snapped. She held it together long enough to direct them to their desired item but as they headed to the register, from atop her ladder she turned into a sneerleader. It was all the clerk at the register could do to keep a straight face as Debbie mocked from her elevated perch.

Etymology: sneer (a contemptuous or mocking smile, remark, or tone) + leader (the person who leads or commands) derivitive of cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause, esp. at a sports event)

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COMMENTS:

I wondered why the checkout clerk was in such a good mood... - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-19: 06:21:00

Rah RAh ! - Nosila, 2008-11-19: 23:14:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 00:34:00

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Glibbondancing

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: glib-bun-dan-sing

Sentence: When Zinnia disagreed with someone sitting across the conference table from her, she would smile and, under the table, secretly flip them off. This was too subtle for Kimberly, whose annoyance had evolved in its expression from similarly small gestures to pompous gibbon-dancing.

Etymology: Glib (simply insincere) + Ribbon Dancing (a popular sport among 8 year old women)

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Incognitolate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: in - cog - NEET - oh - late

Sentence: Knowing the boss couldnt see him as the talked by phone, Hubert took delight in incognitolating with various rude and even vulgar gestures.

Etymology: Incognito (anonymous) and gesticulate.

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COMMENTS:

Beware Hubert that your boss doesn't have eyes in the back of his head! If so, his parting gesture might not be so pleasant! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 17:25:00

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Gesticuhate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: je/stik/yu/hate

Sentence: To show their negative feelings about the idea, he would gesticuhate his displeasure with gesticuhative movements.

Etymology: gesticulate (to express by gesturing) + hate

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Nice blend. - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:01:00

Strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 13:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 15:34:00

I like it, but I hope that he isn't a hate male! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:47:00

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Loserofinger

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: Loo-zer-o-fing-err

Sentence: The classroom was brimming with so much boredom during the Geography period that all the students started loserofingering the bespectacled old hag of a teacher. I dont blame them, that woman probably ate maps for breakfast and compasses for dinner.

Etymology: Loser( A widely used word with wide definitions. Could describe a geek or a nerd. Or could describe someone who irritates you badly, and you get pissed off. Used to demean a person and provokes several wonderful gestures. )-o-fingering( Finger is the one of the 8 things sticking out of your arms [the other two are thumbs] that you use for a variety of purposes for personal pleasure or for sadism and paranoia.)

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metrohumanx Creative etymology.Were you traumatized by that geo class? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:19:00

metrohumanx Are you making those definitions up? If so, don't stop. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:28:00

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Contradigitation

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: CONTRA-DIGIT-ATION

Sentence: "Despite her verbal assurances to the contrary during the course of the phone call, her annoyance was clearly discernable through the contradigitation of her facial expression and hand gestures

Etymology:

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Jesture

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jest chur

Sentence: When their Boss came up with one of his lame-brain ideas on a conference call, his loyal staff were each doing a rendition of a jesture. They thought he was dumb, until he replayed the camera phone shots he had of each them for their annual reviews...way to not get raises, duh!

Etymology: Jest (activity characterized by good humor;act in a funny or teasing way)& Gesture(the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals)

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COMMENTS:

Awesome, love it! - Biscotti, 2011-08-30: 08:11:00

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Stealthcontempt

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stealth-con-tempt

Sentence: Eighth grade teachers feel a certain amount of stealthcontempt every time they turn their backs to their class. Girls giggle, pencils get dropped and a new generation of class clowns begin honing their skills at the teacher's expense. The young comics eventually learn, though, that the teacher really does have eyes in the back of her head, knows every trick in the book, and is not amused. The fledgling jesters are doomed to spend many long hours of their young lives doing long division problems and cleaning erasers.

Etymology: wordplay on self-contempt: to consider oneself as inferior; to mock or deride oneself -- stealth: an action done covertly or in secret + contempt: scorn, disrespect, open dislike; to be considered as inferior

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artr and later comes stealthloathing. - artr, 2010-04-16: 11:16:00

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