Verboticism: Tysonicisms

'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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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: beefcake (male with a muscular physique) + cant (jargon, lingo)

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COMMENTS:

very nice!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00

wow its weird that no1 is puting any commants - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 18:11:00

Any comment I make would have me blushing and giggling ... but I'll share ... finally. Stevenson, beefcant is a most appealing verboticism! Simply, because we ladies always like the beefcake that always comes with it! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 21:01:00

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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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Tysonicisms

Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: tahy-SUHN-ik-iz-uhmz

Sentence: The superhero sports star gave an adrenalin-pumped interview after he creamed his opponent, firing drimblings at lightning speed and with the force of a battering ram. A classic case of Tysonicisms...

Etymology: TYSON: Mike Tyson. SONIC: relating to audible sound; at the speed of sound; Slang - Extremely exciting and fast-paced. ISMS: jocks' overblown belief in themselves, their ability, their team, and their game. Drimblings: drivel + dribble + ramblings

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Box on. Nice word; luv drimblings! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-05: 01:09:00

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Sportscat

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sports - skat

Sentence: Bob led his team to a brilliantly executed final touchdown so, now for the sportscat.... "So, Bob, tell me how you executed that brilliant play leading up to your team's final touchdown." "Well, Bart, I sckibby deed da down on my right foot and started to do the scatty walk and bada run and getting ready to dibble de throw da ball. It was dooble da received and scatty touch da down."

Etymology: Sports (Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively) + Scat (Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody,vocal improvisation with random vocables and syllables or without words at all.)

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terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:19:00

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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

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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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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platiˌdoōd

Sentence: They won the big game so the reporters immediately descended on the team platidude. He was a sure-fire source for over-the-top ready-made, who's-your-daddy, can't-be-beat, who-wants-pie, in-your-face one-liners.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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COMMENTS:

Always admire and appreciate those 1 letter changes to a word that mades it a blend of two words then have it fit the definition to a T. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:46:00

so subtle I didn't notice it until I read the etymology - what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:18:00

Hey, Dude, love your word! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:08:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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Glibanterosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: glib-ANT-er-OH-sis

Sentence: After polishing off a magnum of Serbian Plum Brandy, the JOCK-ular comments spewing forth from the ancient jargonauts on the sports channel seemed to lack a certain...clarity. Through judicious use of the MUTE button, we were able to avoid much of the GLIBANTEROSIS which accompanied the pre-game pseudo-shows. It was probably the hogshead of mead we consumed while waiting for the forty-pound bioengineered hybrid turkey to glaze over, but our guest from Slovakia found the narratives much less confusing than I did.

Etymology: GLIb+BANTER+OSIS=GLIBANTEROSIS.........GLIB:marked by ease and informality, nonchalant,showing little forethought or preparation,lacking depth and substance,marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful;probably modification of Low German glibberig slippery.....BANTER:to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner,to speak playfully or wittily;origin unknown.....-OSIS:suffix impying an affliction.

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metrohumanx Please have a SAFE and SOBER holiday. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-27: 10:14:00

What holiday is it over there? - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:05:00

I'm pouring you a shot of my private stock of slivovica to celebrate your nice create and the holiday! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:34:00

Happy Thanksgiving Metro!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:16:00

Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends south of the border! We Canucks had ours 6 weeks ago to avoid the rush. - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:01:00

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