Verboticism: Madrigrail

'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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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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Mentormenting

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: men tor men ting

Sentence: Since he was small, Joey's Mama was on his case to do better and make her proud. Although she always gave him a kiss after, she used the mentormenting style of coaching for her baby boy. When he got 98% on his tests, she'd say things like "That's great, but why didn't you get 100%?" Despite her he went into politics and eventually was voted Vice President, an awesome accomplishment. But of course, although proud of him, she still wants to know why he didn't make it to President!

Etymology: Mentor (a wise and trusted guide and advisor) & Tormenting (extreme mental distress;the act of harassing someone;torment emotionally or mentally)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Wisdumb

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: wizz-dumb

Sentence: Bringing his report card home, Johnny knew his mom would have plenty of wisdumb to offer to make that A- an A+.

Etymology: wisdom+dumb

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