Verboticism: Mambition

'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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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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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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Cynimomism

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sin-uh-mom-iz-uhm

Sentence: As Alvin prepares to put his newly-earned degree to work, he understands the correct way to go is somewhere between cynimomism and dadvice.

Etymology: cynicism (distrusting or disparaging the motives of others) + mom (mother)

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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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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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Admomish

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-mom-ish

Sentence: Lena knew that to raise her son properly she would have to encourage him and admomish him daily, even if he didn't want her advice and council.

Etymology: admonish: to reprove gently but earnestly, expression of criticism + mom

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-07-12: 09:29:00

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Lovotage

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Love-o-tauge

Sentence: Eric's Mother was not happy with his penthouse suit, his fancy cars, or his high-paying job on Bay Street. He wasn't living up to his potential, she believed. He could have been a neurosurgeon if he just put his mind to it. Every Sunday at dinner his Mother would chastise him for not putting enough effort into his work. She would lovotage him until he got the point and went back to school.

Etymology: Love+Sabotage

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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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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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