Verboticism: Glibanterosis

'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Inchamprehensible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-champ-pri-hen-suh-buhl

Sentence: All too often at televised sporting events the winner is interviewed the moment the victory is won. The resulting blather is usually inchamprehensible.

Etymology: champ (a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions) + incomprehensible (impossible to understand or comprehend)

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Moanevate

Created by: WatchdogRibby14

Pronunciation: Moan-a-vate

Sentence: The senior hall-of-famers cruised into the dining room in their wheelchairs, drooling and babbling that they successfully made it out of their private apartments for the "Get Up, Get Out, and Moanevate" Rally and Ice Cream Social.

Etymology: Moan (Low but audible, sustained vocal sound) Motivate (To cause action when great effort is needed)

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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COMMENTS:

Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platiˌdoōd

Sentence: They won the big game so the reporters immediately descended on the team platidude. He was a sure-fire source for over-the-top ready-made, who's-your-daddy, can't-be-beat, who-wants-pie, in-your-face one-liners.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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COMMENTS:

Always admire and appreciate those 1 letter changes to a word that mades it a blend of two words then have it fit the definition to a T. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:46:00

so subtle I didn't notice it until I read the etymology - what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:18:00

Hey, Dude, love your word! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:08:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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Superfluent

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo - PER - floo - unt

Sentence: Lindal gave his usual superfluent responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams' victory even though he had little to do with the outcome.

Etymology: Mix of superfluous and fluent

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COMMENTS:

Very clever, and it sounds natural, too! - Maxine, 2008-02-04: 08:40:00

So natural that I was convinced it was an actual word for a moment! - ErWenn, 2008-02-04: 09:57:00

nice one - HerOralHighness, 2008-02-04: 17:54:00

very good!!!!!!!!! - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 22:52:00

A good blend! - bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:53:00

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Earnacular

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

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COMMENTS:

This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Patterup

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: patt-er-up

Sentence: The whole side fronted up for the patterup with the journalists after winning the game. The PITCHer started up first with his SPIELE, which soon degenerated into a garBALLed outpouring. His teammates all started shouting the usual cliches about the proverbial wire, the good fight put up by the opposition and taking just one game at a time.

Etymology: Batter Up - baseball term to call up the next batter + patter (speech - especially fast/rehearsed) pitch (salesman's speech) spiele (German for games) ball (as in games)

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COMMENTS:

Classy. The (not so) subtle innuendo adds another level to the pun and hints insightfully at the obsequious relationship between media and sport - emdeejay, 2008-11-27: 04:42:00

It's a hit we can all have a ball using! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:29:00

You're a diamond in the rough, petaj...and you keep all your bases covered! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:03:00

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Patwha

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pat/whah

Sentence: His religious patwha was so confusing I didn't understand a word.

Etymology: patois + wha (short for what?)

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Dufferedview

Created by: raindrops

Pronunciation:

Sentence: As media rushed towards him and poured questions,Jon Bedraw dufferedview some big words he had recently heard on the tv.

Etymology: A viewpoint of a duffer

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Gumbyism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Gum-bee-ism

Sentence: After competing in the "Twit of the Year" competition, the former brain specialist and Britain's leading Gumbyist, Mr. Arnold Poutee, proudly banged his winning brick medal against his head and gave a rousing speech, filled with fluent Gumbyism's. Making everyone say "My Brain Hurts"

Etymology: Gumbyism: Obscure origin, originally thought to derive from an overly flexible green animated character of children's television. Now claimed for a popular booted, sweatered and hankie'd character from a British television show dealing with snakes.

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COMMENTS:

great sentence - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 15:57:00

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