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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Platichatter

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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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Jocktalk

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: jawk tawk

Sentence: My son's old baseball coach, Mr. Greminski, was a regular jocktalker. His jocktalk brought tears to my eyes, and a restraining order to my legal files.

Etymology: Jock: Obsessed athlete who like play sport. Talk: Loosely defined as issuing words from one's mouth.

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-04: 22:09:00

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Gumbyism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Gum-bee-ism

Sentence: After competing in the "Twit of the Year" competition, the former brain specialist and Britain's leading Gumbyist, Mr. Arnold Poutee, proudly banged his winning brick medal against his head and gave a rousing speech, filled with fluent Gumbyism's. Making everyone say "My Brain Hurts"

Etymology: Gumbyism: Obscure origin, originally thought to derive from an overly flexible green animated character of children's television. Now claimed for a popular booted, sweatered and hankie'd character from a British television show dealing with snakes.

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:57:00

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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Gatorant

Created by: goldenferret

Pronunciation: gay-tore-ant

Sentence: "Yeah... we really did our... huh... best out there today... Everybody gave 110%... huh..." the athlete gatoranted.

Etymology: Gatorade + rant

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excellent! - galwaywegian, 2008-02-05: 07:19:00

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Champrattle

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")

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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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Tysonicisms

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tahy-SUHN-ik-iz-uhmz

Sentence: The superhero sports star gave an adrenalin-pumped interview after he creamed his opponent, firing drimblings at lightning speed and with the force of a battering ram. A classic case of Tysonicisms...

Etymology: TYSON: Mike Tyson. SONIC: relating to audible sound; at the speed of sound; Slang - Extremely exciting and fast-paced. ISMS: jocks' overblown belief in themselves, their ability, their team, and their game. Drimblings: drivel + dribble + ramblings

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Box on. Nice word; luv drimblings! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 01:09:00

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Platidude

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platidoōd

Sentence: After the team has a rough game and nobody wants to face the press, they trot out their best platidude. Phrases like **It was a learning experience**, **It*s a building year**, and **They were the better team tonight** flow from his mouth without so much as a thought. When he was finished most of the reporters still had blank note pads.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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COMMENTS:

good word, dude... - Nosila, 2010-04-22: 11:39:00

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Cornballdygook

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔɹnbəldiˌgʊk/

Sentence: If you can speak intelligently to pushy, obnoxious journalists after working yourself to a near collapse without spewing cornballdygook, then I'll be very impressed.

Etymology: 2008, from cornball + (gobble)dygook

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bit of a mouthful this one, but I like it ;o) - HerOralHighness, 2008-02-04: 17:19:00

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Patwha

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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