Verboticism: Maternexhort

'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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Parant

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pair-ant (parent)

Sentence: The paranting Perry received in his later teenage years was focussed on finding himself a nice girlfriend, and if he'd just acted on the parant, he could now be married to that nice Melanie from no. 42 with the perfect teeth and 6 figure income, instead of dating the beautiful, curvaceous Bambi who has 3 kids from 3 different fathers and no sense at all.

Etymology: parent (one who offers said advice) + rant (to speak in a prolonged manner)

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COMMENTS:

In parantheses, "Momma said, you better shop around..." Good word, petaj! - Nosila, 2008-05-09: 21:39:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Suppoker

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sup - pok - ur

Sentence: Nathan felt blessed. His mom was his biggest suppoker..... She offered him encouragement, along with regular prodding and poking.

Etymology: supporter, poke (prod or jab)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:38:00

Must be where they get prod-igal sons from? - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:27:00

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Maternexhort

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mah-TERN-ex-ort

Sentence: Though she did it lovingly, Hortense would maternexhort relentlessly in trying to steer her son Eggbert in the pursuits she believed to be right for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'maternal' (of, relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of a mother) and 'exhort' (to incite by argument or advice : urge strongly)

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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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Smotherspeak

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: smuth-er-speek

Sentence: Jason cringed at the very sound whenever his mother began a sentence with a motherspeak preface. "I like the (fill in noun or phrase), but..." Yes, it was like everything she would say before the word "but" softened you up for a reprimand, left-handed compliment, or unsolicited opinion.

Etymology: We put the mother in smother + speak, as in newspeak, from the George Orwell novel 1984 where language was manipulated to control thoughts and ideas

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:34:00

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Impotentate

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: im/poe/ten/tate

Sentence: His mother was such an impotentate that her nagging had a reverse effect.

Etymology: impotent + potentate

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