Verboticism: Mumblephoria

'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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Superfludundancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flew-DUN-dence-ee

Sentence: Harmon considered himself to be a very articulate and effective sports announcer but in fact, his style was nothing less than artful superfludancy, repetitious and peppered with inane cliches.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' (excess to requirements) and 'redundant' (characterized by or containing an excess; specifically : using more words than necessary) a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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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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Superfluent

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo - PER - floo - unt

Sentence: Lindal gave his usual superfluent responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams' victory even though he had little to do with the outcome.

Etymology: Mix of superfluous and fluent

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COMMENTS:

Very clever, and it sounds natural, too! - Maxine, 2008-02-04: 08:40:00

So natural that I was convinced it was an actual word for a moment! - ErWenn, 2008-02-04: 09:57:00

nice one - HerOralHighness, 2008-02-04: 17:54:00

very good!!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 22:52:00

A good blend! - bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:53:00

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Jockanderthalese

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOK-an-der-THAWL-eez

Sentence: Spurred on by the victory and adulation of the fans, the pigskinese of the full-back, during the after-match interview, went from golemic gridiotic to jockanderthalese.

Etymology: JOCKADERTHALESE: blend of JOCK: (short for jockstrap) slang term for an athlete; ANDERTHAL: as in neanderthal - uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. & ESE: suffix denoting a language, dialect or parlance. PIGSKIN: Slang term for a football; pig and its grunting & ESE: as in languages as computerese. Golemic: Blend of goal & golem +ic (yiddish) for graceless, tactless, foolish, robotic - altho, not necessarry intentionally.

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COMMENTS:

quite a tongue twister - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:17:00

Gotta love an athletic supporter! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:07:00

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Platichatter

artr

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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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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Patterup

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: patt-er-up

Sentence: The whole side fronted up for the patterup with the journalists after winning the game. The PITCHer started up first with his SPIELE, which soon degenerated into a garBALLed outpouring. His teammates all started shouting the usual cliches about the proverbial wire, the good fight put up by the opposition and taking just one game at a time.

Etymology: Batter Up - baseball term to call up the next batter + patter (speech - especially fast/rehearsed) pitch (salesman's speech) spiele (German for games) ball (as in games)

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COMMENTS:

Classy. The (not so) subtle innuendo adds another level to the pun and hints insightfully at the obsequious relationship between media and sport - emdeejay, 2008-11-27: 04:42:00

It's a hit we can all have a ball using! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:29:00

You're a diamond in the rough, petaj...and you keep all your bases covered! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:03:00

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Earnacular

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)

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COMMENTS:

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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Jackaglory

Created by: HerOralHighness

Pronunciation: Jack - a - glory

Sentence: sometimes the team spokesman begins to believe his own bull-shite. When this happens, we can forget a brief post match 'gloatament' (gloat & statement) as is normal, and find ourselves listening to a Jackaglory of epic proportions.

Etymology: a mix of glory & jackanory (kids programme where celebs read a story in a way that could hold the attention of even the most restless of kids). You can sometimes stop a fabulist in their tracks by butting in with the phrase 'tell us a story, Jackanory'

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Animarillson

Created by: sean30

Pronunciation: Ani-mar-ill-son

Sentence: i suffer with Animarillson, but im famous and rich and super and great. What where we talking about again?

Etymology: Animarillson; to remain ignorant and stupid, and to remain so after by luck a person succeeds in sport...(word created from all other sports commenters names; Hill/Motson/Kamare etc)

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COMMENTS:

I like the way you constructed your word - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:58:00

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