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'You're perfect, but you just don't listen!'

DEFINITION: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

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Codswaloding

Created by: Borogove

Pronunciation:

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Etymology: coddling and codswallop

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Mumsense

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: MUM-sense

Sentence: I know mummy won't be happy with my verboticism, but "mumsense" does at least sound respectable - although, I hope she doesn't pick up the connatation of nonsense. I thought about "mumifesto," but it has a "red" ring about it.(Mummy burnt daddy's socialist literature in the early 1950s, thinking that god-fearing man, McCarthy, was about to arrive in Australia). "Matrimatum," certainly not - she wouldn't like it; "Mama Sutra" - we don't talk about that sort of thing in our family, and I'd better forget about "Nuture-hurture": she thinks rythming words are ever so incredibly silly. I'd better stop verbotomizing right now, for the word "matrinark" keeps coming into my head.

Etymology: MUM & SENSE with connatation of nonsense.

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COMMENTS:

so many good words in your sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:20:00

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Smotherspeak

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: smuth-er-speek

Sentence: Jason cringed at the very sound whenever his mother began a sentence with a motherspeak preface. "I like the (fill in noun or phrase), but..." Yes, it was like everything she would say before the word "but" softened you up for a reprimand, left-handed compliment, or unsolicited opinion.

Etymology: We put the mother in smother + speak, as in newspeak, from the George Orwell novel 1984 where language was manipulated to control thoughts and ideas

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Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:34:00

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Lovotage

Created by: alicat

Pronunciation: Love-o-tauge

Sentence: Eric's Mother was not happy with his penthouse suit, his fancy cars, or his high-paying job on Bay Street. He wasn't living up to his potential, she believed. He could have been a neurosurgeon if he just put his mind to it. Every Sunday at dinner his Mother would chastise him for not putting enough effort into his work. She would lovotage him until he got the point and went back to school.

Etymology: Love+Sabotage

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Admomition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad mom ish un

Sentence: George's mother was a constant source of admomition to him. Her pep talks were of a conflicting support by nature. Her "I love you cause you are smart, even if you are a loser" can be confusing to a developing child. No wonder George still lived at home, let her pick out his clothes and was still in grade 10 at age 24!

Etymology: Admonition ( cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger);a firm rebuke & Mom (female parent)

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Matrichide

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: māt'rĭ-chīd'

Sentence: "...and if you had only taken my advice and gone to law school," Myrtle continued to matrichide, "you could afford a decent suit and you wouldn't have to wear that awful green jacket."

Etymology: 'matri,' < L, comb. form of māter: mother; 'chide,'to express disapproval of; scold; reproach, Origin: bef. 1000; ME chiden, OE cīdan; matricide, the act of killing one's mother, from Fr. matricide, from L. matricida "mother-killer," and matricidium "mother-killing," from mater "mother" + -cida "killer," and -cidium "a killing," from cadere "to slay"

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great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-09: 14:15:00

excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-11: 18:35:00

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Nagahtyzed

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nag-ah-tized

Sentence: Bliochie nagahtyzed Williewoed enough to where he avoided her at all costs.

Etymology: Nag- To constantly complain. Ah...Sigh! Tyzed- Kind of like being tased with a verbal stun gun.

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Maternexhort

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mah-TERN-ex-ort

Sentence: Though she did it lovingly, Hortense would maternexhort relentlessly in trying to steer her son Eggbert in the pursuits she believed to be right for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'maternal' (of, relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of a mother) and 'exhort' (to incite by argument or advice : urge strongly)

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Constructical

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: con-strukt-i-kal

Sentence: Jeremy's mother wanted the best for him. She knew he was gifted but felt he lacked drive and direction. She had always been constructical with him and hoped one day soon it would lead him to seize more of the opportunities around him.

Etymology: Constructive - build up (confidence); critical - finding fault with (someone/something)

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Mamaleficent

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäməlɛfəsənt

Sentence: She had a quick wit only to be matched by her sharp tongue. She knew just how to cut her only child to the quick with the turn of a phrase. In her mamaleficent way she knew every insecurity, every self-doubt to play on to get what she wanted. Afterall, she had hand-crafted most of them. Thanks, Mom!

Etymology: Mama (one's mother) + maleficent (causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, esp. by supernatural means)

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nasty - but good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:42:00

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