Verboticism: Apustics

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Acoustencroach

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - COOST - en - croach

Sentence: Felicia just got her ipod and knew little about it's use and she would constantly acoustencroach on anyone and everyone within 20 feet of her by having the volume turned up so high.

Etymology: Blend of 'acoustical' (Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound) and 'encroach' (to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:29:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-04: 12:34:00

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Audioh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aw dee owe

Sentence: audioh is derived from the teenage phenomenon audiohmygod, but the music is older.

Etymology: audio, oh!

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Soundspill

Created by: Daneslarue

Pronunciation: Sownd- Spill

Sentence: The soundspill from her earbuds was obnoxious; I could hear her bad 80's pop music from 3 yards away.

Etymology: Sound - Music coming from MP3 Spill- Overflowing

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Grandaudio

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: grand-ah-dee-oh

Sentence: Here she goes again...getting grandaudio with her iPod! "Hey, Grandma you're walking into the path of a bus!"

Etymology: Grand- Taken in part from 'Grand'mother and also as in impressive in size, appearance, or general effect. Such as a grand/big sound. Audio- Of, pertaining to, or employed in the transmission, reception, or reproduction of sound.

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Bangnamstyle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bang nam style

Sentence: Adele was floored when her Grandma played her music so loudly on her headphones. Grandma also sang out loud and off key to whatever she gyrated to. Her current favourite was so loud, Adele called it her bangnam-style, as it would have broken most ear drums at that volume. Eh Sexy Deaf Lady!

Etymology: Bang (loud noise) & Gangnam-style (pop hit by Korean PSI’s song “Gangnam Style,” which mocks the consumerism of a rich Seoul suburb and features a horse-riding-style dance)

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DrWebsterIII clever ! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-07: 10:55:00

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Apustics

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: a/pyu/stiks

Sentence: Heather will never forget the day Grandma volunteered to accompany her 8th grade class on the field trip. She had no idea. Had she known, she would have skipped school for sure. It was embarrassing enough that Grams brought her headphones and WALKMAN (!) for the bus ride, but her apustics were humiliating.

Etymology: Acoustic + P.U. (as in stinky musAK)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx It's a good thing the portable 8-track player was never invented. Poor Grams! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:28:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:42:00

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Musicophony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: myoōzikäfənē

Sentence: Tom’s company tried to make peace with its workers by asking that they use earbuds or headphones when listening to their chosen form of entertainment. What they didn’t expect was the musicacophony that spilled from the various listening devices with maxed-out volumes.

Etymology: music (a sound perceived as pleasingly harmonious) + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds)

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Contamusication

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /kəntæmju:zɪkəɪʃən/

Sentence: In nowadays world, contamusication is becoming more and more common.

Etymology: CONTAMUSICATION. n. From Contamination (the act or process of contaminating) + Music (vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm)

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metrohumanx Good word. Very cerebral. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:32:00

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Audiocreep

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw - dee - ooo - kreep

Sentence: Tonya felt that she was suffering from audiocreep. Because her dad was losing his hearing, she could not escape his television, music or computer as he increasingly amplified everything around him.

Etymology: audio, creep (grow or spread)

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Audioruption

grondak

Created by: grondak

Pronunciation: aw-dee-oh-rup-shun

Sentence: I couldn't sleep on the plne because of the audioruption coming from the passenger next to me.

Etymology: "audio" related to hearing; "ruption" from "interruption" - to break into.

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