Verboticism: Earnacular

'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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Sportscat

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: sports - skat

Sentence: Bob led his team to a brilliantly executed final touchdown so, now for the sportscat.... "So, Bob, tell me how you executed that brilliant play leading up to your team's final touchdown." "Well, Bart, I sckibby deed da down on my right foot and started to do the scatty walk and bada run and getting ready to dibble de throw da ball. It was dooble da received and scatty touch da down."

Etymology: Sports (Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively) + Scat (Jazz singing in which improvised, meaningless syllables are sung to a melody,vocal improvisation with random vocables and syllables or without words at all.)

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COMMENTS:

terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:19:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: She was tired of all the pre, during and post game jabber and analyses. The garbled speaking with anyone remotely connected with the sport. Most infuriating was the jocktalk after the big win. There was only one reason the team one...they got more goals than the other team! Duh...

Etymology: Jock (a person trained to compete in sports;an athlete) & Talk (speak)

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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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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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Superfludundancy

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flew-DUN-dence-ee

Sentence: Harmon considered himself to be a very articulate and effective sports announcer but in fact, his style was nothing less than artful superfludancy, repetitious and peppered with inane cliches.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' (excess to requirements) and 'redundant' (characterized by or containing an excess; specifically : using more words than necessary) a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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Platichatter

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platichatər

Sentence: After an embarrassing comment or two, the coach decided to give players a few talking points to consider. Now the post-game interviews have become so much platichatter.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + chatter (talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters)

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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: BEEFCANT - noun - from BEEFCAKE (men with muscular physiques) + CANT (to speak in a jargon, or secret language; to use phraseology particular to a group)

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or can't as in can't speak - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 09:15:00

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: Sammy Strap the local sports reporter was used to understanding jocktalk when teams were being interviewed after a game. He could understand hocktalk;golftalk;hooptalk;punttalk any other kind of stopclocktalk. But when he had to interview the Spelling Bee champs, he found they spoke annoyingly with vowel trouble, a term he later coined as irritable vowel syndrome.

Etymology: Jock (athlete) & Talk (verbal expression;conversation)

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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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Jockscrap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: jok sskrapp

Sentence: his jockscrap stunk even more than his joclstrap used to.

Etymology: jock strap, jock crap

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Roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 09:07:00

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Ughthlete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: uh th leet

Sentence: The Killer Bee's were ughthletes who droned on and on after stinging their rivals...it was enough to give everyone hives.

Etymology: ugh! & athlete

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COMMENTS:

Just found your word now after the new word posting. It's funny and right on the button! - bananabender, 2008-02-05: 01:24:00

I agree with banana - great word but didn't see it yesterday - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-05: 09:28:00

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