Verboticism: Hideandspeak

Hideandspeak

Created by: bananabender

Definition: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

Pronunciation: HAHYD-n-speek

Sentence: Having had some acting lessons but never playing a paying role, Marla put her "talents" to good use in the office. She hideandspeaks her boss daily by making funny faces and rude gestures while saying all the right things. These days she isn't bothered by work-related stress at all.

Etymology: a play on the children's game hide-and-seek. HIDE: conceal from sight, not speak one's mind, not speak the truth. SPEAK: talk. Also HIDE: the gestures are hidden from the boss. AND SEEK: the boss needs to seek out what the employees REALLY think about it.

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Comments: Hideandspeak

ErWenn - 2008-01-28: 10:36:00
Excellent!

Tigger - 2008-01-28: 12:19:00
Very creative, BB.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-28: 12:48:00
Oh you bring out the child in all of us ... in the most delightful way!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-28: 16:53:00
Childhood memories come flooding back! Good word!