Verboticism: Glibanterosis

'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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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: Glibanterosis

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

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

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

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

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