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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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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Phalloom

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fal loom

Sentence: The annual spring mating ritual of the young male human starts as soon as the snow melts. Many a souped up vehicle, usually bright and shiny in colour with loads of added on parts and noises starts the migratory prowl. Up and down beach fronts, main drags and in front of malls, fast food places and other areas where the female of the species may congregate. The phalloom of this annual display of muscle can be heard each day and night for several weeks until school goes back in September.

Etymology: Phallic (relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power;the male organ of copulation) & Voom (sound a car motor makes when revving up)

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Freakquenchies

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: freek/kwench/eez

Sentence: The horrific sounds blasting from the car could only be described as freakquenchies.

Etymology: freak + quench + frequency

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Vroombox

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vrooom boks

Sentence: he drove his vroombox down the street, wearing a 150 decibel shirt and a bulletproof grin

Etymology: boom box vroom

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Vroombox

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vroom boks

Sentence: He put the vroombox into (Bachman Turner) overdrive.

Etymology: boombox vroom

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Comemotions

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: come motions

Sentence: It wasn't a low-rider, but a loud-rider tunebuggy, Teenie was stearing down the streets. The amplifliers sent everything on the dash flying. Only his seat belt kept the constant sonic booms from sending Teenie flying. He rolled along with woofears and tweetears blaring, a deaf-defying menace loose on the streets. I'm so sick of the these comemotions all over the streets. I've written my state representatives to introduce a law to make all these comemotions disalloud.

Etymology: COME, COMMOTIONS. Come - as in approach, which is what vehicles do as they move down the streets. Commotion - a ruckus: a scene of noisy confusion or activity, which is what such vehicles with deafening sound systems are. - - - Might as well throw in MOTIONS - for all the movements involved, including those to try to get away from these comemotions!

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COMMENTS:

No song of the day ... we all need ear plugs today! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:42:00

I totally relate to this....so annoying. - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:35:00

just imagine how many people will have significant hearing loss in the future - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:05:00

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Musclecardor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mus sel kar dor

Sentence: At the fist sight of spring all the young males in town display their musclecardor. They rev up their Challengers, Mustangs, GTO's, Barracudas, Corvette's, Chargers, Camaro's, Firebirds, T-Birds and Gran Torino's that they have spent all winter suping up with more gadgetry. The quiet neighborhoods then become NASCAR raceways and the sound of engines and stereos can be deafening. It's all part of the rites of spring to attract the attention of future mates, even if only for one night. Females seem to not need to participate in this noisy pastime, except as passengers. It is similar to the mating rituals of some birds, where the males puff up their feathers and strut to attract an interested female...like what grouse or peacocks do. These males drive around for hours, never leaving their precious vehicles, to ensure they have been seen and heard by all. They forget each spring of the side affects of sitting for hours revving motors. They waste a lot of expensive fuel and they can become afflicted with hemi-roids!

Etymology: Muscle Car (a flashy car with a big noisy engine, designed to look like a sports car; often symbolic of other macho attributes...) & Ardor (feelings of great warmth and intensity;a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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COMMENTS:

Cracked up with laughter reading about their cockiness. You can strut and crow with the roosters over your roadsters. You know how to set us all a twitter like teens! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:54:00

clever.. - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:32:00

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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

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kar ka fony

Sentence: On Main Street on a warm spirng's night, all we ever hear is the carcophony of young males, roaming around in their souped up cars, looking for girls and/or trouble...

Etymology: Car (vehicle,auto) & Cacophony (a loud harsh or strident noise)

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COMMENTS:

libertybelle Ha ha! love it! this needs to be a real word! - libertybelle, 2012-03-05: 10:23:00

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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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