Verboticism: Danserine

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

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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: GAWKYTROT - from 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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excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:23:00

Looks good to me - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:39:00

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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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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol tree sam ba

Sentence: At Gerda and Josef Gobble'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 (Fowl) & Samba (Brazilian dance) & WordPlay on paltrey sum (a small amount)

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Beakdancing

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: beek-dans-ing

Sentence: Colin thought he was the epitome of 'urban' dancefloor choreography and irresistable to the ladies. In reality he was beakdancing, flapping and webbing all over the place like a hyperactive cockerel. He might find he was a hit with the birds after all; the feathered variety!

Etymology: beak - the bill of a bird; breakdancing - acrobatic street dancing, orgins related to hip hop music

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:41:00

Get Down! - Nosila, 2008-05-29: 22:51:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:46:00

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Balldoomdancer

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: ball doom DANCE er

Sentence: He became known in dance lines as the balldoomdancer for his horrific dance technique. At each event he’d appear uninvited with a new partner, in uniquely garish costume. And there he’d manage to bring about a unique disaster: the Tango entaglement; the foul-smelling Fox Trots; the reviving of his partner after the Jive, the Pass-out Doble.

Etymology: From: ballroom dance and doom.

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Pass-out Doble...love it! - Nosila, 2009-07-10: 17:46:00

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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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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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