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Verbostintate

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: ver-bos-tin-tate

Sentence: Marcia was afraid that her subordinates might realize that she had no idea what she was talking about so she overwhelmed everyone with her verbostintation. It worked, they all thought her unusually brilliant although she really hadn't a clue.

Etymology: verbosity = using an excessive number of words; ostentatious = characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others

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COMMENTS:

Nice originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 21:35:00

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Pompbastic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pomp/bas/tic

Sentence: Petty, pushy, pathetic Paul, the executive assistant of the boss, takes an annoyingly pompbastic approach to simple office memos, agrandizing them with complicated, enigmatic, esoteric and over bearing verboseness that pisses every body off.

Etymology: pompus + bombastic (high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious)

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COMMENTS:

Sentence and words have great alliteration! Fun to say! Meaning full! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:11:00

Nice! Describes the definition without looking at it. - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-06: 18:09:00

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Malaproporter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mal a prop por ter

Sentence: When Christine was in charge of giving instructions, she was a malaproporter. Her big, convaluting words and writing, often left the office staff with confusing instructions. When she ran for the office of Safety and Evacuation Officer, she was voted out, due to her unclear and head-spinning guidance!

Etymology: Malapropism (A malapropism is the production of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance & Purporter (the intended meaning of a communication have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming)

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Jargontificate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /jahr-gon-TIF-i-keyt/

Sentence: All of Ken's employees and co-workers wondered how he had gotten his job, as an Information Technology Manager, since he was practically computer-illiterate and he could barely turn a computer on without help. He was a charismatic talker though, so even though he went around using inappropriate techno-terms and unrelated buzzwords, and he would jargontificate endlessly, he only sounded convincing to other computer-illiterate people. Then he mentioned his background as a Car Salesman, and it all started to make sense.

Etymology: Jargon - language characterized pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax, often vague in meaning (from Old French, gargon "a chattering" [of birds]) + Pontificate - to speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner (from Latin, pontifex "bridge-maker")

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COMMENTS:

Great last line in your sentence! Well selected etymology. Good word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 10:55:00

So many good submissions today picking was tough. But this one's a peach, so I picked it. - stache, 2008-03-06: 15:13:00

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Verbotocrat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ver-BOT-o-CRAT

Sentence: Partners of confirmed verbotomy addicts are often known to be bamboozled by the long words the verbotocracy use in everyday speech.

Etymology: verbotomy - (a game in which players attempt to dazzle each other with their remarkable vocabularies, wit and puns) + crat (1. a human gene, it is spuriously claimed to be responsible for genious, 2. suffix used to denote membership of a group eg. aristocrat)

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This is really a turn of phrase on us...love it!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-31: 09:06:00

Much food for thought. - OZZIEBOB, 2009-01-01: 00:23:00

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Lingostar

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lin go star

Sentence: Paula McCartney was very possessive about the John, By George. She was a self-proclaimed bathroom monitor and rules writer, legislator and enforcer. She was the Loo-tenant, the Canservationist and the Privy Counselor. When new signs were needed, she was the lingostar and create baffling and confusing edicts that no one understood. Being Bladder Controller meant she could invent the rules and execute them. Everyone in the office felt that she belonged "Back in the USSR"..."Eight Days a Week". When they boycotted the toilets, she asked them if they needed to go...they answered, "No Reply" or "I Feel Fine". Her boss finally intervened and told her, "Let it Be", even though people told him, "You're going to lose that girl". She quit and became a "Paperback Writer" and followed "The Long and Winding Road" to lingostardom.

Etymology: Lingo ( a characteristic language of a particular group) & Star (a performer who receives prominent billing) & Wordplay on Ringo Starr (the 4th Beatle...With a little help from my friends)

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COMMENTS:

Luckily, Pete Best quit after the Hamburg tour (when they sang as a back-up band for Tony Sheridan). If Ringo didn't take Pete's spot at the drum set, this word would have never been born. Cool word, N! :-) - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 01:34:00

was he related to John Rennon? - galwaywegian, 2010-05-17: 10:46:00

I like the comment of Paul, when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, he said Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles! - Nosila, 2010-05-17: 17:14:00

LOL... - XMbIPb, 2010-05-17: 20:05:00

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Politspeak

Created by: amigamark

Pronunciation: pol-it-speek

Sentence: The governments insistance on using politspeak, lead to it's eventual downfall. The masses couldn't understand it, and you know what happens when 'people' don't understand something......."whack".

Etymology: polit - reference to politicians, hot air, blarney, liars and general waffle. speak - how do you know if a polititian is lying, it's mouth moves.

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Strong sentence and etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-06: 11:30:00

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Commodicator

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kom moda kay tor

Sentence: Looise was privy to John,the company's policy-making manager's plans and was anal about showing off her privy-ledged position and using her arse-nal of big words to patronize co-workers. She was the commodicator on the new latrination policy and ass-ended her throne flush with success. "Urine the big leagues at last" she thought. But alass, she was such an unpopular #2 that someone beat the crap out of her outside the facility.

Etymology: Commode (toilet) & Communicator (a person who communicates with others)

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Vocabularry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: voh-kab-yuh-ler-ee

Sentence: When Mary saw the note on the snack machine she was confused. It read: This incremental pecuniary aggrandizement is repugnant to the proletariat. She asked Jane what it meant. "It just means that VocabuLarry; I'm sorry VocabuLawrence, our resident sesquipedalian, is pissed that they jacked up the price on the Cheese Doodles."

Etymology: vocabulary (the stock of words used by or known to a particular people or group of persons) + Larry (a nickname for Lawrence)

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Bossify

Created by: Eanrael

Pronunciation: Boss i fie

Sentence: HR knew that the new commission plan would cut the worker's income by at least 1/3 if not 1/2; they would have to *bossify* the presentation. Note: With the connotation that a "boss" would be happy with either result a) people ignore the plan because the wording is too complicated or b)they believe the plan to be benificial.

Etymology: Boss - n. - slang - Good, Excellent, Cool Boss - n. - a person who is in charge of an employee or organization — ORIGIN Dutch baas ‘master’.

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