Verboticism: Inspirate

'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

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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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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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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Gaspthlete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gasp thleet

Sentence: The local hockey team in Castor, Alberta plays hard and wins hard. Tough agricultural types who could only get past grade nine with an athletic scholarship to the Wayne Gretzky University School for Wayward Boys, the team loved the after-game interviews. With misshing teeth, shweaty hair, black eyesh and unusthual grasthp of the Englisth language, they were truly gaspthletes on radio and tv. Yes, the Castor Raiders neutered the Dogs, gelded the Colts, emasculated the Emus, caponated the Bantams,sterilized the Steers, fixed the Foxes and demasculinated the Devils. With "ugh their ugh eunuch way of thspeaking, ugh, after the ugh, games, ugh, on-air, ugh and to the ugh media", the Castor Raiders were a force to be reckoned with. The secret of their success is that none of them had ever been cut from the team!

Etymology: Gasp (breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Athlete (a person trained to compete in sports)

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COMMENTS:

Luv your sentences so much I have trouble waiting to get to read the next one. This one is Super(bowl) Xcellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:31:00

Cheers, silveryaspen, back at you! Love writing the stories each night...challenges the old noggin! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 19:58:00

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Jocktalk

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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Superfludundant

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flue-DUN-dant

Sentence: Giving his usual superfludundant gobbledygook responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams' victory, Garrison felt was making a good impression on the tv audience while in fact few people actually understood a word of his gibberish.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' and 'redundant'....a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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COMMENTS:

just trying to say the word gets your point across - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:21:00

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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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Skiterbole

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: sky ter bowl ee

Sentence: Wayne treated the fans to a gasping, vacuous paragraph of skiterbole. Fortunately, their short attention spans allowed his undeservedly high reputation to stay intact.

Etymology: From Skite and Hyperbole

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COMMENTS:

petaj Was Wayne a skiterboy? sk8ter boy. - petaj, 2008-11-28: 04:05:00

nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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