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'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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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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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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Verbarrhoea

Created by: Dougalistic

Pronunciation: Verb-A-ree-aar

Sentence: I was watching that boxer on TV the other day, Chris Eubank, and he was talking such verbarrhoea! He was all over the place. They get paid millions to dance around like a ponse and speak utter balls. Pah!

Etymology: Verbal - Involving skills with words in a spoken manner. Diarrhoea - frequent, nasty and excessive bowel movement.

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COMMENTS:

He is one of many "sports stars" that speak Verbarrhoea!! - sean30, 2008-02-04: 16:03:00

Excellent description of 'jockese' mumbo jumbo which is generally nothing more than a cliche' festival. - Mustang, 2008-02-04: 18:52:00

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Inchamprehensible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-champ-pri-hen-suh-buhl

Sentence: All too often at televised sporting events the winner is interviewed the moment the victory is won. The resulting blather is usually inchamprehensible.

Etymology: champ (a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions) + incomprehensible (impossible to understand or comprehend)

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Earnacular

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

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COMMENTS:

This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-04: 03:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-22: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James