Verboticism: Pouterpoof

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Juanvaldesperado

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wan/val/des/pur/ah/doh

Sentence: Juanvaldesperado is often seen hanging around coffee houses desperately seeking the one true beaning of life.

Etymology: Juan Valdez + desperado (Spanish for desperate)

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COMMENTS:

He's just trying to mocha difference...good word! - Nosila, 2008-05-16: 08:38:00

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Socialgripe

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so shall gripe

Sentence: Akin to the socialite is the socialgripe, with no hobbies or job prospects, but plenty of serious interests in society’s problems. Sour socialgripes congregate in neighbourhood cafes to share stories of social injustices. Many socialgripes have geniune concerns, but lack resources to remedy them.

Etymology: From: socialite and gripe.

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Pouterlimits

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pow ter lim its

Sentence: "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it pouter, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Pouter Limits"...order another Latte!

Etymology: Pouter (Someone who pouts-be in a huff and display one's displeasure) & Limits ( the greatest possible degree of something) & Play on Outer Limits, popular sci-fi tv series.

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COMMENTS:

hilarious! - splendiction, 2009-07-06: 19:26:00

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Decaffdeflated

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dee-kaff-dee-flay-ted

Sentence: Sue had been in the cafe for over an hour, contemplating things. She could sum them up in a few words. No Job, no life, no hope!! The longer she sat there glowering over yet another cup of coffee she just got more and more decaffdeflated.

Etymology: Decaffinated(to have had caffeine removed) + Cafe(a place for refreshment)+ deflated(to become morose,depressed) = decaffdeflated

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:14:00

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Lattetude

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lat-ay-tude

Sentence: Naomi thought it very fashionable and cool to adopt lattetude. So after her community service in the sanitation department she took to hanging around cafés adopting poses and pouts to convey her disinterest in everything, while spending a fortune on café lattés.

Etymology: latté (milky coffee) + lassitude (lack of emotion or interest) + attitude (posture of the body)

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COMMENTS:

Absolutely splendid - Rutilus, 2008-05-16: 11:12:00

Like it a latte! - Nosila, 2008-05-16: 08:37:00

let me espresso my agreement (ouch) - stache, 2008-05-16: 08:59:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-16: 10:11:00

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Depresscaffe

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dĭ-prěs'ka-fā'

Sentence: There she was again slumped over her organic Sumatra-Peru blend latte with soy milk and a double shot, in the upholstered chair section of the corner Starbucks, eyes lined in red and moping about the latest fight with her girlfriend and her relative destitution since the loss of her job in the thrift store that used to occupy this space. She'd no doubt leave again without tipping and return to the luxury condo that her dad maintained for her for some afternoon poolside tanning. What a depresscaffe.

Etymology: depression, in psychiatry, a symptom of mood disorder characterized by intense feelings of loss, sadness, hopelessness, failure, and rejection. caffè, It. for coffee,borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish kahveh, and the Arabic qahwa (قهوة) collectively. The origin of the Arabic term is uncertain; it is either derived from the name of the Kaffa region in western Ethiopia, where coffee was cultivated, or by a truncation of qahwat al-būnn, meaning "wine of the bean" in Arabic; also a neat rhyme with Nescafe (tm).

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Perkolazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: purk - oo - laz - ur

Sentence: Romona turned into a perkolazer after she lost her job at Starbucks. Instead of looking for another job, she brings her books and laptop into Starbucks each morning and sits there sipping cafe lates, wishing they would hire her back.

Etymology: perk (short for perkolate (a process used to make coffee), perkolator (a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans) laze (be idle; exist in a changeless situation)

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COMMENTS:

She\'s just brewding! Good word. - Nosila, 2009-07-06: 10:05:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-06: 13:24:00

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Caffunk

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: cah-funk

Sentence: As she sat in a dim corner of the cafe Eleanor pondered her unemployment and no one dared interrupt her since she was in one of her notorious caffunks.

Etymology: caffine+funk(bad mood)

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COMMENTS:

love it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-07: 00:26:00

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Espressionado

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: es - press - yan - AH - do

Sentence: Definitely a cup 'half empty' pessimist, Shandra had become a devout espressionado...whiling away the days in her favorite coffee house, sipping espresso and griping and grumbling endlessly about politics, the econonomy, and people in general.

Etymology: Blend of 'espresso' (a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans) and 'aficionado' (An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan)

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Cafesneeria

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: kaf-ay-sneer-eeya

Sentence: Jan hated people, politicians, pets, TV, almost eveything in fact. In her own mind she was the most beautiful and gifted person on earth and it was about time someone came to her and offered her that dream job. Like all sufferers of cafesneeria, she was oblivious to her condition and its ability to divorce her from society and reality.

Etymology: cafeteria - coffee shop; sneer - scornful expression

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COMMENTS:

I think I know her. lol Very good verboticism - Mustang, 2008-05-16: 07:12:00

petaj good one - petaj, 2008-05-17: 05:15:00

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