Verboticism: Gawkytrot

'What do you think of my latest dance moves?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, despite professional lessons and incessant practice, cannot dance without looking like a ruptured goose. v. To dance in an awkward or clumsy manner.

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Twoleftfeetwoodmac

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: too/left/feet/wood/mac

Sentence: Twoleftfeetwoodmac was a terror on the dance floor.

Etymology: two left feet + wood + fleetwood mac

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Gawkytrot

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gaw/kee/trot

Sentence: Jenny hates going to weddings with Joe because he always wants to dance, but he can only gawkytrot his way around the dance floor.

Etymology: GAWKY (awkward; ungainly; clumsy) + FOXTROT (a dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps in fixed sequences)

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COMMENTS:

Fav one, but you used it as a verb in the example... of course, it could be both a noun and a verb. - marumaru, 2009-07-10: 21:12:00

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Buckawlkwalk

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: |bʌk|ː|ˈɔ|ː|wɔːk|

Sentence: Wally was a former member of the KKK who used to, but never really got the hang of, wearing a sheet over his head during ceremonial performance. The resulting trip was often interpreted as a two left footed step but in fact was the initial move of the Wally BuckAwlkWalk. Not to get in too much of a flap about it, Wally was known for his awkwardedness.

Etymology: The sound a chicken makes and the associated gait of a feeding chuck

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Jigornaught

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jig or not

Sentence: Mo thought he was one suave dancer. He thought he could dance to any kind of music. Sadly none of his partners did. He was thought of as a jigornaught. Someone who goes through dance partners like arsewipe. Besides his poor floormanship, he also was decidedly a migratory flocking fool.He put the rum in rhumba, the tan in tango, the pass in paso doble, the the swine in swing and the diss in disco! He was the belly in belly dancing, the square in square dancing and the con in the conga! Because he honked so much at dancing properly, his showmanship was fowl and when people took a gander at his awkward moves, they called him Mohatno Gander,Lord of the Glance!

Etymology: jig (dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions)& or (else)& juggernaut (a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way & naught (complete failure )

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COMMENTS:

Very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:48:00

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Bossanono

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bossa noh noh

Sentence: he was a total bossanono, his foxtrot was more like a cowslip and his tango went

Etymology: bossanova no no

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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: poll tree sam ba

Sentence: At the Gizzard's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl) & Samba (a lively ballroom dance from Brazil) & Play on Paltry Sum (not worth considering)

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COMMENTS:

-great details for a fresh chicken dance! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:40:00

I know it is cornish, but fowl play is the aim! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:38:00

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Riverdunce

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rivvv err dun ssssss

Sentence: Michael Phatttley was such a riverdunce. His salsa was unpalatable, his hiphop a hipflop and his funky chicken a health hazard.

Etymology: riverdance, dunce

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COMMENTS:

Like it!! - TJayzz, 2008-05-29: 14:46:00

No sat in the corner for you, top of the class! Good stuff. - Rutilus, 2008-05-29: 15:08:00

I'm glad an Irishman came up with this one - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:18:00

Michael's dancing sounds just like mine. Great word! - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:14:00

I think now he's doing the Liverdance! - Nosila, 2008-05-29: 22:16:00

I think I hear my Irish grandfather, telling me what he thinks of my dancing. Yep, sure but I much better at it, with a drop of Tullamore tonic, Longfella." - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:44:00

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Boogiewookiee

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boŏgē woŏkē

Sentence: Tremor's girlfriend is sorry she ever suggested that he take dance lessons. His new style can be best described as boogiewookiee. He now loves to get his hairy, oversized body out on the dance floor and gyrate like a bowl of Jello during an earthquake. The last time they went to a dance club, somebody called 911 thinking that his spastic twitchings were caused by an epileptic seisure.

Etymology: boogie-woogie (a dance to fast pop or rock music) + Wookiee (a hairy alien species in Star Wars)

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-10: 14:01:00

Out of this world! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:44:00

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Hokahpokah

Created by: mikeysfbay

Pronunciation: hoe-ka-poe-ka

Sentence: Look at that hokahpokah makin' a fool of hisself!

Etymology: First used in New Orleans French Quarter during the early 1950's

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Messodoble

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mess-oh-doh-blay

Sentence: Despite three and a half years ballroom dance lessons, Toby still resembled an emu with two left feet. His long suffering dance instructor had come to the conclusion that he was just a messodoble and there really was no hope.

Etymology: Mess, a state of confusion or difficuly + Pasodoble, a fast-paced ballroom dance based on a Latin American marching style. Origin, Spanish 'double step'. = Messodoble.

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-29: 11:52:00

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