Verboticism: Movemento

'Why are you putting that by the front door?'

DEFINITION: n., An ugly decorative item or article of clothing received from friends or relatives, which is kept stored away but ready to be pulled out at a moment's notice in anticipation of a return visit. v., To temporarily place an old, and perhaps unattractive gift in a place of honor.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: move ment oh!

Sentence: My mother considered the oddly shaped, oddly colored vase high class. It was so ugly, I called it hide class. But I didn't want to hurt mom's feelings, so if she was coming, it became the gift of grab and display. The minute she left it was the gift of grab and hide away. It was a real movemento.

Etymology: MOVENTS, MEMENTO. MOVEMENTS - taking from hiding place to pride of place, then from pride of place to hiding place, repeatedly. MEMENTO - another synonym for a gift, especially a gift of remembrance!

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Comments: Movemento

dochanne - 2008-12-16: 01:54:00
Movemento dear! Deliciously evocative of that sinking feeling of guilt :)

Jabberwocky - 2008-12-16: 11:24:00
wonderful combo

TJayzz - 2008-12-16: 13:15:00
Good word

Mustang - 2008-12-16: 21:01:00
I thought it wuz gunna be about an Italian Opera. Works well though.