Verboticism: Admomition

'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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Mompliment

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /MOM-pluh-ment/

Sentence: Keith's mother would praise him whenever he came to visit, but she would always follow up with a mompliment, expressing mild disappointment that he hadn't done better. Keith was a successful pharmacist — he even owned his pharmacy — but after saying how proud she was of him, she'd finish with something like, "...but you could've been a real doctor, just like Pearl's son, Mark. Did you hear, he just bought one of those fancy new cars that talks to you?"

Etymology: Mom - short for momma (from Greek, mámmé "breast") + Compliment - an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration (from Italian, complimento "expression of respect and civility")

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-10: 02:42:00

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Ponaggling

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Pon-aggle-ing

Sentence: My mother was ponaggling me yesterday in hopes that I would sign up for a difficult course.

Etymology: Based on positive, nag, haggle.

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Ventcouragement

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vent koor adj ment

Sentence: Irving's mother, Sadie, was always comparing him to the Lipowitz boy wonder next door, Julius. Although she loved Irving, she only wanted the best for him and her pep talks soon turned into ventcouragement sessions about his shortfalls. She wanted him to go into medicine, like Julius did, but no, he became an accountant instead. She continued to rant about Dr.Julius next door, until he was indicted for income tax evasion by the Feds and arrested at home. Irving thought this would level the playing field a bit, but no she told him he was just too honest for his own good! Oy!

Etymology: Vent (give expression or utterance to;activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion) & Encouragement (the expression of approval and support;the feeling of being encouraged; the act of giving hope or support to someone)

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COMMENTS:

nice combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-23: 13:41:00

Sadie was no doubt seeking a standing oy vay-shun. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:32:00

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Impotentate

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: im/poe/ten/tate

Sentence: His mother was such an impotentate that her nagging had a reverse effect.

Etymology: impotent + potentate

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Guidanchide

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: guy-dan-chide

Sentence: Ken's mother became a Guidanchide master due to years of practice and study. This ancient childrearing technique of buildup-teardown has long been considered to benefit children and has been practiced by many mothers since the dawn of time. Recent scholars, however, have noted that the Guidanchide method has mostly benefited those pharmaceutical companies who manufacture antidepressants and divorce attorneys.

Etymology: guidance: help, advice or counseling + chide: to scold mildly so as to correct or improve

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - Nosila, 2009-06-23: 16:24:00

She sounds like my guidanchide counsellor. - Mustang, 2009-06-23: 21:34:00

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Recommomdation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rekəmämdāshən

Sentence: Charles is about to graduate from college. While his mother supports him all the way, she is all too quick to offer recommomdations. Charley is about ready to take any job available just to quiet her. In his heart he knows that would only slow her down for a little while.

Etymology: recommendation (advise or suggest) + mom (one's mother)

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Mamanurture

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mum-a-nurr-tyur

Sentence: Jean always thought that a bit of mamanurture was good for her kids, although they often wished that she would keep her opinions and constructive criticisms to herself for a change. Tom really didnt want to join the family sewage farm business he wanted to be a ballet dancer, but his mother would spend hours trying to persuade him otherwise.

Etymology: Mama(Imitative of a childs first syllables, ma,ma) See also Mamma. Nurture(Rear, encourage the developement of(a child). From the Latin Nutrire.

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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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Mombeseech

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: MOM-bi-seech

Sentence: What Penelope intended as gentle motherly advice for her son, Larry, came out as shrieking mombeseech, small compliments followed by harsh and almost demanding insistence on following certain life choices that she thought best for him.

Etymology: Blend of 'mom' and 'beseech' (to implore urgently)

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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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