Verboticism: Showmethemumble

'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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Dufferedview

Created by: raindrops

Pronunciation:

Sentence: As media rushed towards him and poured questions,Jon Bedraw dufferedview some big words he had recently heard on the tv.

Etymology: A viewpoint of a duffer

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Trightning

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Jockscrap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: jok sskrapp

Sentence: his jockscrap stunk even more than his joclstrap used to.

Etymology: jock strap, jock crap

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 09:07:00

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Schwarzenabble

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ˈʃvaɐt-sən-ae-bEl

Sentence: I haven't a single idea what the public announcement at the mall is schwarzenabbling about. For god's sake, the management should replace the bad speakers!

Etymology: 1) Schwarzenegger: refers to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks. 2) Gabble: rapid and indistinct speech.

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COMMENTS:

Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:24:00

Thanx Silveryaspen. It's time to cast my vote for today! - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 10:59:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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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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Inspirate

Created by: GeneralBeresford

Pronunciation: Inspi-rate

Sentence: When Glen was interviewed after the game he tried hard to explain how good it felt to win, but only managed to inspirate.

Etymology: Inspire + Irate = Inspirate

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COMMENTS:

good combo - porsche, 2008-02-05: 13:18:00

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Showmethemumble

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: show-me-thuh-mum-bul

Sentence: he was an outstanding athlete, but it was well known that in every interview he would showmethemumble

Etymology: show me the money, mumble

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COMMENTS:

nice - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 16:02:00

My favorite! Cuts right to the heart of it all ... the money! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 07:40:00

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Moanevate

Created by: WatchdogRibby14

Pronunciation: Moan-a-vate

Sentence: The senior hall-of-famers cruised into the dining room in their wheelchairs, drooling and babbling that they successfully made it out of their private apartments for the "Get Up, Get Out, and Moanevate" Rally and Ice Cream Social.

Etymology: Moan (Low but audible, sustained vocal sound) Motivate (To cause action when great effort is needed)

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