Verboticism: Sportled

'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

thegoatisbad

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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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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Patoismoany

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pa/twa/moe/nee

Sentence: Inbreeding of rock stars finally led to the inevitable evolution of patoismoany, a strange dialect understood only by crazed fans.

Etymology: patois (regional dialect) + moan + patrimony

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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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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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Donkingcoherence

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: don king co HEER ens

Sentence: The coach's donKingcoherence was legendary. Some of the things he said were so incomprehensible that they were quoted on "humorous sayings" websites. For example, "If we're gonna win, we gotta get more points, 'cause usually, when the other team wins, it's 'cause they got more points, and usually there is only one winner, so next time, we definitely gotta prob'ly try to get more points."

Etymology: Don King (flamboyant boxing promoter and motivational speaker, often noted for his unintentionally funny sayings) + incoherence

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COMMENTS:

Ha ha! Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:30:00

excellent word...and that hair! - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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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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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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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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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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