Verboticism: Boganvilla

'I think I'm hearing the first sound of spring...'

DEFINITION: v. To drive around in your car with the widows down and stereo blaring. n. The sounds emanating from the suped-up vehicles driven by strutting human males as they participate their annual spring mating rituals.

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Boganvilla

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: boh-guhn-vee-yuh

Sentence: It was Spring and everything was blooming and booming, including the boganvilla, those townie-boy-racers with their staymen and pistols by their sides, showing off the power of their pedals.

Etymology: Playing on BOUGANVILLIA, the flowering plant native to the Southern climes. Combing BOGAN, a boy racer from Down Under + VILLA, Spanish for TOWN

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Pandemachonium

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pan-da-mach-own-ee-um

Sentence: The labour day weekend brought too much pandemachonium to the area so much so that the cottagers walked around with massive ear protectors, much like the ones workers wear when directing airplanes at the airport.

Etymology: pandemonium + macho

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Reverbermate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree + vurb + ur + mayt

Sentence: I watched as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am, Trans Am and GTO rolled down the Main Street of my sleepy little town. Odell had come alive with the reverbermate sounds of bass, pumping out the essence of male strut. The reverbermation became louder as they passed me by. I felt the sidewalk vibrate a bit and suddenly, the caravan eased down the street in their quest for .... dare we name it romance?

Etymology: Reverberate and Mate >> Reverberate --resound; ring or echo with sound;be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves and Mate --match: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence with a great question! Loud and obnoxious might attract attention, but it takes soft and tender as fuel for romance! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:41:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:08:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2009-03-24: 23:57:00

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Testostereo

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: TES tos STARE ee OWN

Sentence: In spring, the blaring testostereo sounds fill the streets as young hormonal boys take to the streets in their noisy, suped-up cars; and the young girls swoon to their mating calls.

Etymology: TESTOSTERONE: STEREO:

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COMMENTS:

You really know how to tickle our funny bones! Not only is it a fun word, it so very well, describes those thunder-us sound systems! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:59:00

hahahaaa the romance of it!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:33:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:05:00

Excellent - splendiction, 2009-03-24: 20:51:00

Well said :) & good word! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 13:47:00

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Testostemonium

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: tes-toss-teh-moan-i-um

Sentence: Every spring young dudes are gripped by the pangs of testostemonium, exhibited by driving 50 mph in a school zone, blaring teenage angst music until their speakers blow up, and acting out "Rebel Without a Cause." They do this because testostemonium convinces them that this attention seeking behavior actually impresses potential mates. In reality this behavior does nothing to increase their desirability to the opposite sex and actually has the counter effect of impressing other single males who want to sit in front of a television and drink beer.

Etymology: testosterone: male sex hormone responsible for male characteristics + pandemonium: very noisy place; a wild, chaotic, noisy uproar; the abode of demons

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-10-06: 11:54:00

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Carcophony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärkäfənē

Sentence: It's not that any one of them a major noise pollution offender but when classes let out at the high school, the carcophony of stereos shook the leaves off trees in a 3-block radius. The mixture of hip hop, rap, heavy metal, indie & country was enough to make squirrels to chew off their own ears.

Etymology: car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people) + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds)

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COMMENTS:

brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-24: 05:33:00

Love it! Poor squirrels! - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-24: 07:12:00

Good one. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-24: 11:08:00

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Fellabluster

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fel-uh-bluhs-ter

Sentence: It's the same every spring. Just as the weather turn nice enough to spend more time outdoors the air is filled with fellabluster emanating from their rice rockets. The tuners are working overtime.

Etymology: fella (fellow-a man or boy) + bluster (to be loud, noisy, or swaggering) a play on filibuster

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Deciballs

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dess ih bawlz

Sentence: The Civic swung around the corner, deciballs swinging, turbo ejaculating flames and axles groaning under the weight of the speakers which blasted out the pheremoans of his favourite band, The Testostertones.

Etymology: decibels, balls, bawls

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COMMENTS:

this captured it....exactly - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:30:00

What a picture you paint with innuendo filled words, puns and verbotromies! Vivid picture and vigorous verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:19:00

another excellent verbotomy! - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 10:58:00

funny - bookowl, 2009-03-24: 13:34:00

Perfect! - Nosila, 2009-03-24: 23:55:00

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Swaggerride

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: swag-er-ryd

Sentence: Ace, whose real name was Alvin, wanted folks to think he was macho and virile though he felt very insecure about his looks and his size, so his way of presenting himself as a somebody was to tool around town in his very expensive swaggerride, a fast, loud and flashy sports car with a massive and very loud stereo system.

Etymology: blend of 'swagger' (To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air; strut) and 'ride', a slang term for an automobile

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COMMENTS:

poor Alvin....good word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:32:00

Admire your very perceptive and insightful observations, Mustang. So true! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:23:00

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Gleecocking

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: glee-kok-ing

Sentence: Not only had Jared passed his driver's license exam, but he celebrated it with his entire community by driving up and down his block gleecocking the latest FloRida album at 10:30 at night. Once my windows stop rattling, I'm gonna rip that oversized bass speaker out of his parent's hand-me-down Buick Sentry.

Etymology: Peacocking + glee

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