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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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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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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Jockanderthalese

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOK-an-der-THAWL-eez

Sentence: Spurred on by the victory and adulation of the fans, the pigskinese of the full-back, during the after-match interview, went from golemic gridiotic to jockanderthalese.

Etymology: JOCKADERTHALESE: blend of JOCK: (short for jockstrap) slang term for an athlete; ANDERTHAL: as in neanderthal - uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. & ESE: suffix denoting a language, dialect or parlance. PIGSKIN: Slang term for a football; pig and its grunting & ESE: as in languages as computerese. Golemic: Blend of goal & golem +ic (yiddish) for graceless, tactless, foolish, robotic - altho, not necessarry intentionally.

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COMMENTS:

quite a tongue twister - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:17:00

Gotta love an athletic supporter! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:07:00

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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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Trightning

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: tryt-ning

Sentence: John Edwards' speeches are sheer trightning. He tries to convince poor people he's one of them with rapid-fire down-home folksiness and then disappears, like a fart in the wind, off to another rally in his private jet.

Etymology: trite + lightning

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-04: 13:40:00

I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-04: 15:09:00

i like it but its hard to pronounce - purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00

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Donkingcoherence

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: don king co HEER ens

Sentence: The coach's donKingcoherence was legendary. Some of the things he said were so incomprehensible that they were quoted on "humorous sayings" websites. For example, "If we're gonna win, we gotta get more points, 'cause usually, when the other team wins, it's 'cause they got more points, and usually there is only one winner, so next time, we definitely gotta prob'ly try to get more points."

Etymology: Don King (flamboyant boxing promoter and motivational speaker, often noted for his unintentionally funny sayings) + incoherence

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COMMENTS:

Ha ha! Good word! - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:30:00

excellent word...and that hair! - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Lexicononsense

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Lex - i - con - non - sense

Sentence: Speaking lexicononsense, Rick relived the play-by-play highlights of the chess tournament for his hometown. He was receiving the "hero's welcome" after having defeated Boris Batanov in a cliff-hanging, last minute capture of his Queen.

Etymology: Lexicon ( A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary) + Nonsense (Words or signs having no intelligible meaning)

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COMMENTS:

Good word...makes you wonder how many chess sets end up in pawn shops! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:06:00

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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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Inspirate

Created by: GeneralBeresford

Pronunciation: Inspi-rate

Sentence: When Glen was interviewed after the game he tried hard to explain how good it felt to win, but only managed to inspirate.

Etymology: Inspire + Irate = Inspirate

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good combo - porsche, 2008-02-05: 13:18:00

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Skiterbole

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: sky ter bowl ee

Sentence: Wayne treated the fans to a gasping, vacuous paragraph of skiterbole. Fortunately, their short attention spans allowed his undeservedly high reputation to stay intact.

Etymology: From Skite and Hyperbole

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COMMENTS:

petaj Was Wayne a skiterboy? sk8ter boy. - petaj, 2008-11-28: 04:05:00

nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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