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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Musclecardor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mus sel kar dor

Sentence: At the fist sight of spring all the young males in town display their musclecardor. They rev up their Challengers, Mustangs, GTO's, Barracudas, Corvette's, Chargers, Camaro's, Firebirds, T-Birds and Gran Torino's that they have spent all winter suping up with more gadgetry. The quiet neighborhoods then become NASCAR raceways and the sound of engines and stereos can be deafening. It's all part of the rites of spring to attract the attention of future mates, even if only for one night. Females seem to not need to participate in this noisy pastime, except as passengers. It is similar to the mating rituals of some birds, where the males puff up their feathers and strut to attract an interested female...like what grouse or peacocks do. These males drive around for hours, never leaving their precious vehicles, to ensure they have been seen and heard by all. They forget each spring of the side affects of sitting for hours revving motors. They waste a lot of expensive fuel and they can become afflicted with hemi-roids!

Etymology: Muscle Car (a flashy car with a big noisy engine, designed to look like a sports car; often symbolic of other macho attributes...) & Ardor (feelings of great warmth and intensity;a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Developed for Microsoft by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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COMMENTS:

Cracked up with laughter reading about their cockiness. You can strut and crow with the roosters over your roadsters. You know how to set us all a twitter like teens! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 01:54:00

clever.. - mweinmann, 2009-03-24: 08:32:00

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Testosteracket

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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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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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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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Boganvilla

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: boh-guhn-vee-yuh

Sentence: It was Spring and everything was blooming and booming, including the boganvilla, those townie-boy-racers with their staymen and pistols by their sides, showing off the power of their pedals.

Etymology: Playing on BOUGANVILLIA, the flowering plant native to the Southern climes. Combing BOGAN, a boy racer from Down Under + VILLA, Spanish for TOWN

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Reverbermate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree + vurb + ur + mayt

Sentence: I watched as the Pontiac Grand Prix, Grand Am, Trans Am and GTO rolled down the Main Street of my sleepy little town. Odell had come alive with the reverbermate sounds of bass, pumping out the essence of male strut. The reverbermation became louder as they passed me by. I felt the sidewalk vibrate a bit and suddenly, the caravan eased down the street in their quest for .... dare we name it romance?

Etymology: Reverberate and Mate >> Reverberate --resound; ring or echo with sound;be reflected as heat, sound, or light or shock waves and Mate --match: bring two objects, ideas, or people together

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COMMENTS:

Great sentence with a great question! Loud and obnoxious might attract attention, but it takes soft and tender as fuel for romance! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-24: 10:41:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-24: 11:08:00

Love it! - Nosila, 2009-03-24: 23:57:00

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Vroombox

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: vrooom boks

Sentence: he drove his vroombox down the street, wearing a 150 decibel shirt and a bulletproof grin

Etymology: boom box vroom

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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

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärkäfənē

Sentence: When the high school held a car show they were ready to see some extreme cars. What they weren’t expecting was the accompanying carcophony. Much of the money raised at the event was used to replace the windows of the school cracked by the boosted sound systems.

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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good one - galwaywegian, 2010-10-06: 11:55:00

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