Verboticism: Mumsense

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Maambigucite

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

Sentence: Relentless maambigucitation left the man with unclear self-esteem, incapable of making a decision without consulting his mother, even down to choosing a tie to wear with his green suit, which she bought for him.

Etymology: maam+AMbiguOUS+INcite

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touche. - stache, 2008-05-09: 03:21:00

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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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Recommomdation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rekəmämdāshən

Sentence: Charles is about to graduate from college. While his mother supports him all the way, she is all too quick to offer recommomdations. Charley is about ready to take any job available just to quiet her. In his heart he knows that would only slow her down for a little while.

Etymology: recommendation (advise or suggest) + mom (one's mother)

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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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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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Maternexhort

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh - TIRN - egz - ort

Sentence: 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 and exhort

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

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