Verboticism: Inchamprehensible

'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Patoismoany

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: pa/twa/moe/nee

Sentence: Inbreeding of rock stars finally led to the inevitable evolution of patoismoany, a strange dialect understood only by crazed fans.

Etymology: patois (regional dialect) + moan + patrimony

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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COMMENTS:

Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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Patterup

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: patt-er-up

Sentence: The whole side fronted up for the patterup with the journalists after winning the game. The PITCHer started up first with his SPIELE, which soon degenerated into a garBALLed outpouring. His teammates all started shouting the usual cliches about the proverbial wire, the good fight put up by the opposition and taking just one game at a time.

Etymology: Batter Up - baseball term to call up the next batter + patter (speech - especially fast/rehearsed) pitch (salesman's speech) spiele (German for games) ball (as in games)

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COMMENTS:

Classy. The (not so) subtle innuendo adds another level to the pun and hints insightfully at the obsequious relationship between media and sport - emdeejay, 2008-11-27: 04:42:00

It's a hit we can all have a ball using! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:29:00

You're a diamond in the rough, petaj...and you keep all your bases covered! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:03:00

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Glibanterosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: glib-ANT-er-OH-sis

Sentence: After polishing off a magnum of Serbian Plum Brandy, the JOCK-ular comments spewing forth from the ancient jargonauts on the sports channel seemed to lack a certain...clarity. Through judicious use of the MUTE button, we were able to avoid much of the GLIBANTEROSIS which accompanied the pre-game pseudo-shows. It was probably the hogshead of mead we consumed while waiting for the forty-pound bioengineered hybrid turkey to glaze over, but our guest from Slovakia found the narratives much less confusing than I did.

Etymology: GLIb+BANTER+OSIS=GLIBANTEROSIS.........GLIB:marked by ease and informality, nonchalant,showing little forethought or preparation,lacking depth and substance,marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful;probably modification of Low German glibberig slippery.....BANTER:to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner,to speak playfully or wittily;origin unknown.....-OSIS:suffix impying an affliction.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Please have a SAFE and SOBER holiday. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-27: 10:14:00

What holiday is it over there? - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:05:00

I'm pouring you a shot of my private stock of slivovica to celebrate your nice create and the holiday! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:34:00

Happy Thanksgiving Metro!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:16:00

Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends south of the border! We Canucks had ours 6 weeks ago to avoid the rush. - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:01:00

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Gaspthlete

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gasp thleet

Sentence: The local hockey team in Castor, Alberta plays hard and wins hard. Tough agricultural types who could only get past grade nine with an athletic scholarship to the Wayne Gretzky University School for Wayward Boys, the team loved the after-game interviews. With misshing teeth, shweaty hair, black eyesh and unusthual grasthp of the Englisth language, they were truly gaspthletes on radio and tv. Yes, the Castor Raiders neutered the Dogs, gelded the Colts, emasculated the Emus, caponated the Bantams,sterilized the Steers, fixed the Foxes and demasculinated the Devils. With "ugh their ugh eunuch way of thspeaking, ugh, after the ugh, games, ugh, on-air, ugh and to the ugh media", the Castor Raiders were a force to be reckoned with. The secret of their success is that none of them had ever been cut from the team!

Etymology: Gasp (breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Athlete (a person trained to compete in sports)

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COMMENTS:

Luv your sentences so much I have trouble waiting to get to read the next one. This one is Super(bowl) Xcellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:31:00

Cheers, silveryaspen, back at you! Love writing the stories each night...challenges the old noggin! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 19:58:00

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Puzzeal

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pez-zel

Sentence: Some people get butterflies in their stomachs, but Kimberly gets bullfrogs in her throat whenever she's excited. "I was just so happy when the final season of LOST started that I couldn't even talk during the first commercial break," she recounted. Sadly, Kimberly is not alone and suffers alongside dozens of stars of romantic comedies. Luckily science can help! PhunPharmasuitcals introduces Puzzealia, a new medication to treat sufferers of Puzzeal. Side effects include: broken eyeballs, leprosy, and cannibalism.

Etymology: Puzzle (confuse) + Zeal (excitement)

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

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Inspirate

Created by: GeneralBeresford

Pronunciation: Inspi-rate

Sentence: When Glen was interviewed after the game he tried hard to explain how good it felt to win, but only managed to inspirate.

Etymology: Inspire + Irate = Inspirate

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good combo - porsche, 2008-02-05: 13:18:00

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Idiotickers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: id-e-ot-ik-ers

Sentence: The Speebee team rambled on with idiotickers during the interview.

Etymology: A play on the word Idiot- An utterly foolish or senseless person.

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Jocktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: jok tok

Sentence: She was tired of all the pre, during and post game jabber and analyses. The garbled speaking with anyone remotely connected with the sport. Most infuriating was the jocktalk after the big win. There was only one reason the team one...they got more goals than the other team! Duh...

Etymology: Jock (a person trained to compete in sports;an athlete) & Talk (speak)

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