Verboticism: Admomish

'You're perfect, but you just don't listen!'

DEFINITION: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

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Ponaggling

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Pon-aggle-ing

Sentence: My mother was ponaggling me yesterday in hopes that I would sign up for a difficult course.

Etymology: Based on positive, nag, haggle.

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Mompliment

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MOM-pluh-ment/

Sentence: Keith's mother would praise him whenever he came to visit, but she would always follow up with a mompliment, expressing mild disappointment that he hadn't done better. Keith was a successful pharmacist — he even owned his pharmacy — but after saying how proud she was of him, she'd finish with something like, "...but you could've been a real doctor, just like Pearl's son, Mark. Did you hear, he just bought one of those fancy new cars that talks to you?"

Etymology: Mom - short for momma (from Greek, mámmé "breast") + Compliment - an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration (from Italian, complimento "expression of respect and civility")

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:42:00

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Recommomdations

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rekəmämdāshənz

Sentence: Tim’s mother is always ready with recommomdations for just about everything he does. The recipe? One part advice and one part criticism. Tim’s formula? Two parts ignore!

Etymology: recommendation (advise or suggest something as a course of action) + mom (one\'s mother)

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Chidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ch - i - dans

Sentence: Agnes bestowed large amounts of chidance on all of her children; thinking that she was being helpful. She was afraid that if someone did not give them regular support, encouragement and loud lectures, they might not realize that they were not quite living out her dreams for them.

Etymology: chide (rebuke a person harshly), guidance (advice, help)

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Mominate

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: mahmm innn ayt

Sentence: She always tried to mominate proceedings, never leaving any womb for condradicktory positions. She would womaneuver any situation, using well timed uterusences, designed to castigate her often bitter litter. She was an amomination!

Etymology: dominate, mom

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didsbury The sentence deserves a prize on its own! - didsbury, 2008-05-09: 16:17:00

Maternally yours...good word, I mominate it! - Nosila, 2008-05-09: 21:37:00

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish shun

Sentence: Mrs. Jones' admomition for her only son Gary awas to be better than he was and he should have been a lawyer. Never mind that he was CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation and whisked her away to Florida on his private jet whenever she wanted...

Etymology: Admonishion (cautionary advice;a firm rebuke) & Mom (your Mommy, female parent)

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Mumsense

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: MUM-sense

Sentence: I know mummy won't be happy with my verboticism, but "mumsense" does at least sound respectable - although, I hope she doesn't pick up the connatation of nonsense. I thought about "mumifesto," but it has a "red" ring about it.(Mummy burnt daddy's socialist literature in the early 1950s, thinking that god-fearing man, McCarthy, was about to arrive in Australia). "Matrimatum," certainly not - she wouldn't like it; "Mama Sutra" - we don't talk about that sort of thing in our family, and I'd better forget about "Nuture-hurture": she thinks rythming words are ever so incredibly silly. I'd better stop verbotomizing right now, for the word "matrinark" keeps coming into my head.

Etymology: MUM & SENSE with connatation of nonsense.

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so many good words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:20:00

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Hencouraged

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: hen kurr ajd

Sentence: He wasn't sure why, but when she hencouraged him, he felt foul.

Etymology: encouraged, henpecked

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Matrichide

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: māt'rĭ-chīd'

Sentence: "...and if you had only taken my advice and gone to law school," Myrtle continued to matrichide, "you could afford a decent suit and you wouldn't have to wear that awful green jacket."

Etymology: 'matri,' < L, comb. form of māter: mother; 'chide,'to express disapproval of; scold; reproach, Origin: bef. 1000; ME chiden, OE cīdan; matricide, the act of killing one's mother, from Fr. matricide, from L. matricida "mother-killer," and matricidium "mother-killing," from mater "mother" + -cida "killer," and -cidium "a killing," from cadere "to slay"

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:15:00

excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:35:00

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish un

Sentence: George's mother was a constant source of admomition to him. Her pep talks were of a conflicting support by nature. Her "I love you cause you are smart, even if you are a loser" can be confusing to a developing child. No wonder George still lived at home, let her pick out his clothes and was still in grade 10 at age 24!

Etymology: Admonition ( cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger);a firm rebuke & Mom (female parent)

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