Verboticism: Ponaggling

'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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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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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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Mambition

didsbury

Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: mahm-bishun

Sentence: I know that you want me to go to Law School Mom, you have reminded me on a regular basis for 15 years! Okay, you only want the best for me but your mambition is getting out of control.

Etymology: Combination of Mam (Northern English for Mother) and ambition. See also: dadmonishment.

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COMMENTS:

Nice one didsbury. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-09: 06:22:00

I like too: good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-09: 09:32:00

good one...it should make us all mambitious! - Nosila, 2008-05-09: 21:40:00

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Chidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ch - i - dans

Sentence: Agnes bestowed large amounts of chidance on all of her children; thinking that she was being helpful. She was afraid that if someone did not give them regular support, encouragement and loud lectures, they might not realize that they were not quite living out her dreams for them.

Etymology: chide (rebuke a person harshly), guidance (advice, help)

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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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Guidanchide

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: guy-dan-chide

Sentence: Ken's mother became a Guidanchide master due to years of practice and study. This ancient childrearing technique of buildup-teardown has long been considered to benefit children and has been practiced by many mothers since the dawn of time. Recent scholars, however, have noted that the Guidanchide method has mostly benefited those pharmaceutical companies who manufacture antidepressants and divorce attorneys.

Etymology: guidance: help, advice or counseling + chide: to scold mildly so as to correct or improve

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:24:00

She sounds like my guidanchide counsellor. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:34:00

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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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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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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Wisdumb

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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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