Verboticism: Hearplay

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Dejaheard

Created by: frenchprof

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Hisshop

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Hiss-hop

Sentence: In an attempt to signal her disquiet, Sally peered over the top of her book and stared directly over to the nodding girl on the opposite side of the carriage. The hisshop emanating from there was causing Sally to imagine herself breaking off the arm of her seat and bludgeoning the bitch to a pulp, all to the rapturous sound of applause from the rest of the passengers.

Etymology: Hiss - a sound like the letter 's'; a noisy leak. Hop - to jump from place to place

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Rocophony

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: (räk ˈkäfənē) rok 'kafinee

Sentence: There is nothing more irritating to me on an early morning commute to work, than hearing the rocaphany of music from a fellow straphanger's headphones over my own!

Etymology: "rock" from loud rock music + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells

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Hearplay

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪɹple(ɪ)/

Sentence: Hearplay is not admissible evidence when deciding whether or not a song sucks.

Etymology: From hearsay + play

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-04: 17:50:00

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Audioh

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: aw dee owe

Sentence: audioh is derived from the teenage phenomenon audiohmygod, but the music is older.

Etymology: audio, oh!

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Jamscram

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: 1.jam-skram 2.esk-i-POD-ik

Sentence: Jamscram wasn't part of gran's plan. So when her skiffle went skedaddle, and her euterpia became escipodic, gran knew that, for her, things had become too popacetic.----PS. Also, perhaps gran's chewing gum had lost it's flavour on the bed post overnight!

Etymology: Jam: tune,song, music (slang); jam: to block, scramble or distort radio waves scram to escape. Skiffle:frenetic music style; Skeddaddle:scamper, leave; Euterpia (muse of music) Escipodic:escape&ipod; Popacetic:pop vinegary: sour. (loosely on copacetic)

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Audiochaff

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: AW-DEE-OH-chaff

Sentence: In the hallway outside the library, Babs was listening to her personal audio device. Judging by the AUDIOCHAFF which slopped over, the sound levels inside her earbuds must have been deafening. The AUDIOCHAFF bore no resemblance to music, and even at a distance was more akin to the background radiation from outer space often heard on poorly tuned shortwave radios.

Etymology: AUDIO+CHAFF=AUDIOCHAFF.....AUDIO: of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves; of, relating to, or utilizing recorded sound.....CHAFF: something comparatively worthless; Middle English chaf, from Old English ceaf; akin to Old High German cheva husk.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 00:42:00

vmalcolm Ty! Your's ain't bad at all either =) - vmalcolm, 2008-09-04: 10:55:00

vmalcolm Yours!!!!! - vmalcolm, 2008-09-04: 10:55:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-04: 12:33:00

From outer space ? Wasn't that Victor and Svetka presenting the "Happy Hour" on Radio Moscow in the 1960s. top word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:41:00

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Idin

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: EYE-din

Sentence: She had gone to the iGym to get away from the iHustle & iBustle or her iCity life. Instead she was iOverwhelmed by the iDin created by all the me-centric iGymrats.

Etymology: i (from iPod) + din (a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise)

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metrohumanx Powerful and inspired! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:34:00

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Overpodulation

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: oh-vur-pod-u-la-shun

Sentence: I liked the tune, but it just didn't sound crisp when heard via overpodulation.

Etymology: overpopulation, I-pod

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Escapera

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: es kay pera

Sentence: When Grandma played her classical music, we could hear the escapera coming from her headphones. We got to know her play Liszt well. Even when we tried Haydn her machine, she would always get it Bach in the Mozartful manner. Even after she passed on, we could see her ghost,wearing her Strauss jeans with her love Handels showing, a sweater that was starting to unRavel and Tosca perfume, she was Offenbach in the garden decomposing.

Etymology: Escape & Opera

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