Verboticism: Vroombox

'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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Maleuproarpropisms

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: male/up/ror/pro/prizms

Sentence: The mating call of the human species is often defined by maleuproarpropisms hurled at unsuspecting passersby who unfortunately have their hearing aids turned up.

Etymology: male + uproar + prop + malaproprism

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COMMENTS:

Wow! Super etymology, great blending, and funny too! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:26:00

Maliciously good word! - Nosila, 2009-03-24: 23:56:00

Very good word! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-01: 16:39:00

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Spoilerdudes

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: spoil r dudes

Sentence: “cruis’n ‘r streetracin & squeelin tires. chicks with good “bleep-bleeps” allowed. check out our low suspensins! !BLASTIN sound-systems, YEAH! - only the real racers don’t git tickited! - SIC”

Etymology: From: "rear spoilers" on small low-riding cars (Honda Civics) and "dudes" for a name for young men who have achieved "optimal appearances."

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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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Pandemachonium

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pan-da-mach-own-ee-um

Sentence: The labour day weekend brought too much pandemachonium to the area so much so that the cottagers walked around with massive ear protectors, much like the ones workers wear when directing airplanes at the airport.

Etymology: pandemonium + macho

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Testosteracket

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: test-oster-ackit

Sentence: In the spring, young human males, wanting to advertise their prowess and improve their chances of successfully attracting females, will compete for dominance with other males by creating the most impressive testosteracket with their hoopdies.

Etymology: testosterone (male hormone) racket (unpleasant noise)

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Gleecocking

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: glee-kok-ing

Sentence: Not only had Jared passed his driver's license exam, but he celebrated it with his entire community by driving up and down his block gleecocking the latest FloRida album at 10:30 at night. Once my windows stop rattling, I'm gonna rip that oversized bass speaker out of his parent's hand-me-down Buick Sentry.

Etymology: Peacocking + glee

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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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Moracketour

Created by: BoltonAlan

Pronunciation: More-rack-et-tour

Sentence: Spring must be in the air, the local boy racers have started their moracketour

Etymology: Moron - A stupid person; a dolt. Racket - A loud distressing noise. Tour - To travel from place to place, especially for pleasure.

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Swaggerride

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: swag-er-ryd

Sentence: Ace, whose real name was Alvin, wanted folks to think he was macho and virile though he felt very insecure about his looks and his size, so his way of presenting himself as a somebody was to tool around town in his very expensive swaggerride, a fast, loud and flashy sports car with a massive and very loud stereo system.

Etymology: blend of 'swagger' (To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air; strut) and 'ride', a slang term for an automobile

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COMMENTS:

poor Alvin....good word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:32:00

Admire your very perceptive and insightful observations, Mustang. So true! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:23:00

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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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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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