Verboticism: Verbarrhoea

'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /cham'-prat-el/

Sentence: When the interviewer asked him for his commentary on his boxing win, Tyke Myson issued forth a stream of champrattle, starting with, "I got's just one word for all my fans — 'I did it!' And you know I hadda overcome a lot of diversity ta' get me where I is today," etc...

Etymology: champ - a champion; informal (shortening of "champion") + prattle - to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way (from Middle Low German, praten "chatter")


Right on with your incorporation of prattle and chatter with the word champ. Excellent combo! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-04: 22:30:00

rolls off the tongue well, good word! - bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:55:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platichatər

Sentence: After an embarrassing comment or two, the coach decided to give players a few talking points to consider. Now the post-game interviews have become so much platichatter.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + chatter (talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters)

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pat/whah

Sentence: His religious patwha was so confusing I didn't understand a word.

Etymology: patois + wha (short for what?)

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: tryt-ning

Sentence: John Edwards' speeches are sheer trightning. He tries to convince poor people he's one of them with rapid-fire down-home folksiness and then disappears, like a fart in the wind, off to another rally in his private jet.

Etymology: trite + lightning


very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-04: 13:40:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-04: 15:09:00

i like it but its hard to pronounce - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)


This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: don king co HEER ens

Sentence: The coach's donKingcoherence was legendary. Some of the things he said were so incomprehensible that they were quoted on "humorous sayings" websites. For example, "If we're gonna win, we gotta get more points, 'cause usually, when the other team wins, it's 'cause they got more points, and usually there is only one winner, so next time, we definitely gotta prob'ly try to get more points."

Etymology: Don King (flamboyant boxing promoter and motivational speaker, often noted for his unintentionally funny sayings) + incoherence


Ha ha! Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:30:00

excellent word...and that hair! - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00


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Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: pa-loo-log

Sentence: I wish ESPN would invite translators for the paloologue after the boxing match is over.

Etymology: palooka, -logue

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sport-old

Sentence: The spokesportsman sportled a badinage of thisthat until he ran out of stupidendous chitchat.

Etymology: Sportled: a play on sports, oracle, and chortled. Stupidendous: a play on stupid and stupendous.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: She was tired of all the pre, during and post game jabber and analyses. The garbled speaking with anyone remotely connected with the sport. Most infuriating was the jocktalk after the big win. There was only one reason the team one...they got more goals than the other team! Duh...

Etymology: Jock (a person trained to compete in sports;an athlete) & Talk (speak)

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