Verboticism: Appallroomdancer

'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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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co-ORD-in-aynt-ed

Sentence: Finsterwald was totally coordinainted, so much so that he gave new meaning to 'two left feet'...in fact at times he appeared to have THREE left feet and much to his consternation, he was absolutely unable to perform the footwork to any of the popular dances of the day.

Etymology: Blend of 'coordinated' (adept - skillful) and 'ain't' (alternative to 'isn't')

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Pasdedoh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pah de dough

Sentence: Kenny was now firmly entrenched as a wallflower once he had been identified as a pasdedoh. His reputation for j j j jivegawking, sambungling, disco-verhegoesagain and tangoling had spread even to the lowliest of barn dances in the country surrounding his home town.

Etymology: pas de deux (dance for two esp. in ballet) + doh (exclamation of dismay)

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COMMENTS:

didn't get it until I read the pronunciation - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:25:00

petaj Yes a little cryptic on first look. But someone voted for it. - petaj, 2008-05-30: 03:27:00

Entertaining. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:47:00

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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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Cacchoreia

Created by: leeminho

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Appallroomdancer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ap/all/rume/dan/sur

Sentence: Jose was a famous appallroomdancer. People shrank back in horror when he was on the floor.

Etymology: appall (fill with horror) + ball room dancer

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COMMENTS:

Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:17:00

Good one, bookowl...no doubt he danced at the Appallo Theatre, too! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 01:10:00

Nice one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:45:00

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Bleakdance

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: bleek-dance

Sentence: Steven auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance with his best Bleakdance. "They don't know what they're talking about rejecting me. Those poppers and lockers have nothing on my moves," he said to the person in 23D on his flight back to Indianna.

Etymology: Bleak, without hope or a future + Break dance, style of dancing.

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COMMENTS:

A bleakdance turned into a beakdance for this silly goose...good word! - Nosila, 2009-07-10: 17:50:00

I agree! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:46:00

P.S. Love your name! You\'re the tops! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:46:00

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Goosegetdown

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: goose-get-down

Sentence: John loved to dance and sing along with his favorite disco song,"Goosegetdown Tonight" from Poultry and the Sunshine Band. He would move around the dancefloor and sing at the top of his voice, "Do a goosey dance, Make some goosey love, goosedown tonight, goosedown tonight." Karen, however, was so embarassed by his moves that she wished the fox would come and take this grey goose by the neck.

Etymology: Wordplay on goosedown, + KC and the Sunshine band: "Get Down Tonight" + English folksong "The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night."

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COMMENTS:

LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:43:00

Eider been so embarrassed if I was Karen! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:43:00

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Benes

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: be / nes

Sentence: After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of dance lessons, Jimmy finally surrendered to the fact he was a benes, and would never be able to dance in public without making a complete fool of himself.

Etymology: Benes - from the character Elaine Benes in the popular 1990's sitcom Seinfeld. Elaine was a terrible dancer even though she thought she was fantastic. Her dancing represented a goose or some sort of deformed or retarded animal movement. To see a clip visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

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Honkstrot

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: honks trot

Sentence: When Xander Gander entered the local dance contest, Dancing With The Scars, he lived up to his reputation as the worst dancer in town. Jangled tangos, sad sambas, cheesy cha cha chas, jittery jitterbugs, wacko waltzes and dismal discos were all part of his dance card. What should have been a fabulous foxtrot turned into a horrible honkstrot. The judges cried fowl. Xander had to fly south to escape the dishonor he had brought on the dance academy, Poultry in Motion.

Etymology: Honks (sound a goose makes) & Trot (a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences)

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Mambozo

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mam - bau - zau

Sentence: Sylvester did his best. He took lessons, he practiced and he watched famous dancers but all he could conjure up was the mambozo.

Etymology: mambo (a latin dance, similar in rhythm to the rumba), Bozo (a clown)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl Great! I read this to the husband and he did a spit-take with his coffee. LOL! - mrskellyscl, 2009-07-10: 09:42:00

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