Verboticism: Sportuage

'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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Puzzeal

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pez-zel

Sentence: Some people get butterflies in their stomachs, but Kimberly gets bullfrogs in her throat whenever she's excited. "I was just so happy when the final season of LOST started that I couldn't even talk during the first commercial break," she recounted. Sadly, Kimberly is not alone and suffers alongside dozens of stars of romantic comedies. Luckily science can help! PhunPharmasuitcals introduces Puzzealia, a new medication to treat sufferers of Puzzeal. Side effects include: broken eyeballs, leprosy, and cannibalism.

Etymology: Puzzle (confuse) + Zeal (excitement)

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

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Paloologue

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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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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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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Inchamprehensible

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-champ-pri-hen-suh-buhl

Sentence: All too often at televised sporting events the winner is interviewed the moment the victory is won. The resulting blather is usually inchamprehensible.

Etymology: champ (a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions) + incomprehensible (impossible to understand or comprehend)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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