Verboticism: Dissplay

'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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Gesticule

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jes-TICK-yewl

Sentence: Being a timid individual, Roger had no heart for face to face confrontations but when his boss, a man he thoroughly loathed, would call him on the phone or on the intercom, he would gesticule his boss, making a variety of odd facial expressions and obscene hand gestures.

Etymology: A blend of 'gestulate' (to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.) and 'ridicule' (speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing; derision)

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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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Invisign

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: In-vis-sine

Sentence: Geoff made an invisign to Bob the other day, it was hilarious! As you know Geoff has a fetish for sheep, so Bob, being the funny man he is got hold of Geoff's picture of a sheep and started making thrusting gestures down the phone haha! Geoff would have hit the roof!!

Etymology: Invisible - withdrawn from or out of sight; hidden: e.g. 'an invisible seam'. Sign - any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning.

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COMMENTS:

Very descriptive sentence! [Things that make you go 'Ewe'...] - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:06:00

You are so baaaa-d you are good! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 12:41:00

Probably did it with a sheepish grin! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 17:01:00

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Oblivisign

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˈblɪvəˌsain/

Sentence: Oblivisigning can be intentional and undermining (as in the case of cammoflipoffs and incognigagging), accidental and ineffectual (e.g. imbecignals and pointless pointing), or merely unconscious and superfluous (like redundanods and gratuithrusting).

Etymology: oblivious + sign

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COMMENTS:

Your verboticisms are only excelled by your sentences ... you way with words is ever so large! You bring fun and delight ... in a large way! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 12:47:00

Crazy sentence with some crazy words! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:58:00

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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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Gesticuemock

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jess-TIK-yew-mawk

Sentence: Rupert hated his boss and when talking to him by phone he would gesticuemock the boss with exaggerated and often obscene hand signals and gestures.

Etymology: Blend of 'gesticulate' (to express by gesturing) and 'mock' (a contemptuous or derisive imitative action or speech; mockery or derision)

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Gestrionics

Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: jess-tree-ah-nix

Sentence: I wish I could see your gestrionics now because the truth hurts.

Etymology: gesture + histrionics

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Blindsign

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bl-eye-nd-s-eye-nd

Sentence: The two siblings could say one thing while they used blindsign to say another, taking double speak to a whole new level.

Etymology: a play on blind, sign, and eye

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COMMENTS:

Short and sweet: good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:41:00

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Electromockery

Created by: verboman

Pronunciation: Electro- Mockery

Sentence: mocking using electronic media

Etymology: electronic + mockery

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Handygraphed

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: han dee graff t

Sentence: Larry considered himself quite the lothario. He used clandesigns (clandestine signs) to signal other men in the area, to indicate what he thought of any woman near him, and how he rated them. He was pretty handy-dandy at sly signs. You could see, or say, he perfected the art of handygraphed!

Etymology: Interplay of the words of hand and graphed along with a pun on the word handicraft. Handy - skillful with the hands. Graphed - represented with signs. Handicraft - anything made with manual skills also known as hand skills.

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COMMENTS:

welcome back - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-19: 13:28:00

And so say all of us. Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-19: 16:47:00

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