Verboticism: Smotherspeak

'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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Parentarcissism

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: parentarcissism

Sentence: Dewald was disappointed in his son Chip’s lack of athleticism, even after the constant practicing at the driving range. On the other hand, Chip was top o’ the class in math, as had been Dewald!

Etymology: A blend of parent and narcissism. Children of over-achieving parents are subject to their parents’ high expectations, which is really a kind of narcissism. Parentnarcissistic parents insist their offspring reflect their own perfect selves and put enormous pressures on their children to be perfect.

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Mumtor

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mum/tor

Sentence: Jim's mother took it upon herself to mumtor him in all aspects of his life.

Etymology: mum + mentor

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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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Irritribeating

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: EAR-it-TRY-beating

Sentence: Artie's old mom was a nasty control freak. Inside he raged, outside he was too meek He wanted to do something manly like logging, But ended up chained to a desk merely blogging. Driven to madness by matronly bleating, Artie succumbed to Mom's IRRITRIBEATING.

Etymology: IRRItate+diaTRIBE+beATING= IRRITRIBEATING.....IRRITATE: transitive verb 1 : to provoke impatience, anger, or displeasure in; Latin irritatus, past participle of irritare.....DIATRIBE: a prolonged discourse, a bitter and abusive speech or coercive harangue; Latin diatriba, from Greek diatribē pastime, discourse, from diatribein to spend (time), wear away, from dia- + tribein to rub.....BEATING: to hit repeatedly so as to inflict pain, to lodge securely by repeated striking; Middle English beten, from Old English bēatan; akin to Old High German bōzan to beat.....

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metrohumanx Dig deep. Store rice. Verbotomize daily. Never seek hegemony! - metrohumanx, 2009-06-23: 00:44:00

Irritribeally good. - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:26:00

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Ventcouragement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent koor adj ment

Sentence: Irving's mother, Sadie, was always comparing him to the Lipowitz boy wonder next door, Julius. Although she loved Irving, she only wanted the best for him and her pep talks soon turned into ventcouragement sessions about his shortfalls. She wanted him to go into medicine, like Julius did, but no, he became an accountant instead. She continued to rant about Dr.Julius next door, until he was indicted for income tax evasion by the Feds and arrested at home. Irving thought this would level the playing field a bit, but no she told him he was just too honest for his own good! Oy!

Etymology: Vent (give expression or utterance to;activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion) & Encouragement (the expression of approval and support;the feeling of being encouraged; the act of giving hope or support to someone)

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nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:41:00

Sadie was no doubt seeking a standing oy vay-shun. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:32:00

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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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Mamanurture

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mum-a-nurr-tyur

Sentence: Jean always thought that a bit of mamanurture was good for her kids, although they often wished that she would keep her opinions and constructive criticisms to herself for a change. Tom really didnt want to join the family sewage farm business he wanted to be a ballet dancer, but his mother would spend hours trying to persuade him otherwise.

Etymology: Mama(Imitative of a childs first syllables, ma,ma) See also Mamma. Nurture(Rear, encourage the developement of(a child). From the Latin Nutrire.

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Constructical

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: con-strukt-i-kal

Sentence: Jeremy's mother wanted the best for him. She knew he was gifted but felt he lacked drive and direction. She had always been constructical with him and hoped one day soon it would lead him to seize more of the opportunities around him.

Etymology: Constructive - build up (confidence); critical - finding fault with (someone/something)

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