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'We know how to purse our lips!'

DEFINITION: To pose, or posture, in a distinctive manner in order to express one's cultural affinities -- may be accompanied by awkward gestures.

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Flintstonerisms

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Flint/stohn/er/isms

Sentence: The group of young people dancing, prancing and gesticulating could only be described as an exhibition of their Flintstonerisms.

Etymology: Flintstones + stoners + mannerisms

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COMMENTS:

yabadabado - Jabberwocky, 2007-01-29: 10:36:00

But dinosaurs can do the flintstonerisms too... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 10:41:00

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Clantitude

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: klan-ti-TUDE

Sentence: This particular shape of body is adopted by members of the McGoogle clan. Clantituding is their way of demonstrating close ties.

Etymology: clan (tribe) + attitude (stance)

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Strikeaposse

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: strike-ah-poss-ee

Sentence: strikeaposse, theres nothing to it..phogue

Etymology: strike a pose, posse

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Poseturing

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: pohs-chur-eng

Sentence: All of the poseturing by upper-middle class white males at the rap concert made William sick.

Etymology: pose + posturing

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Metoocool

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Me - too - kool

Sentence: Her flip-flops scraping against the concrete were evidence of her metoocool attempts to be different from the rest of us.

Etymology: Me - one's own self; I Too - to an excessive degree Cool - fashionable; hip

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Chimposture

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: chim-PAWS-tuhr

Sentence: "Yo, dawg! you gots to sport your ipod, like banging! You is all schlumped ovah." Allie sighed. It seems she would never get the hang of proper chimposturing at her new school. Life had been so much simpler at St. Margaret's.

Etymology: Chimp (anzee) + (im) posture

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This is good! - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:04:00

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Overgesturalize

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: oh-vurr-jess-chur-all-ayze

Sentence: most people tend to overgesturalize for every photograph.

Etymology: over+gesture+generalize

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Mysposturing

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: MY-spos-CHUR-ing

Sentence: I hate how these kids these days only take photos of themselves when they're MySposturing

Etymology: MySpace.com + Posturing

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Ethnitude

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Eth - ne - tood

Sentence: Tony was in my face with major ethnitude. He did nothing to help fight stereotyping. His expressions and extreme finger gestures guaranteed that he always stood out from the crowd.

Etymology: Ethnic: Belonging to or deriving from the cultural, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country. Attitude: Position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action or emotion.

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Pusstillate

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pus-sti-late

Sentence: I pusstillate so you can see what I'm saying.

Etymology: puss+ postulate

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Remybod

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: remy-both

Sentence: look around, all the people want is remybod

Etymology: read my body

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Send me some reading glasses... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:07:00

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Bogue

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: boge

Sentence: Chaz and Shazzer totlaly bogued up some down an' wikkid pics for their myspace, innit?

Etymology: Bo! (pop cultural exclamation, m'lud!) + Vogue (Fashion journal and niche dance craze consisting of adopting a succession of poses akin to those of photographic models in the aforementioned journal)

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Gesticultate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: jess-TI-cul-tate

Sentence: Unfortunately, Sue's gesticultating her affiliation to Harvard was misinterpreted by the cannibals as their local gesture for "tender young meat."

Etymology: gesticulate (to gesture), cult

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Gesturemote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jest-yer-e-mote

Sentence: Frank and Carla are both drama queens and will always sprinkle their conversations with gesturemotes, dramatic flairs intended to 'punctuate' their expressions of their points of view.

Etymology: Blend of 'gesture' (a movement of part of the body, esp. a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning) and 'emote' (portray emotion in a theatrical manner)

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Gesdickulate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: jes-dick-you-late

Sentence: There's nothing more embarassing than the gesdickulations of trust-fund kids who think they are "street."

Etymology: I'm too polite to say.

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COMMENTS:

HA!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 14:51:00

I predickt your word will fetch a lot of votes! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 14:59:00

I predickt your word will fetch a lot of votes! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 15:18:00

Danke, purple. :) - Osomatic, 2007-01-29: 16:40:00

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Snapose

Created by: paperhoard

Pronunciation: snap-pose

Sentence: Seeing my 1970's clothing, the high stepping hipsters snaposed some righteous moves at me.

Etymology: SNAP- To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion -=and=- POSE- To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is.

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Good word. Personally, I think that the snapose points to the true self -- to what the individual secretly desires... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:06:00

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Rawkture

Created by: sasamii

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Turkeystrut

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation:

Sentence: they turkeystrutted their way around the mall, recieving much attention and comment.

Etymology:

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better turkeys than chickens, I suppose... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 23:44:00

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Hoticulture

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hO-ti-cul-ture

Sentence: The female gang sat in their group yelling and flipping Hoticulture gestures at the high society ladies coming out of the art gallery.

Etymology: Ho/culture

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I would like to see the hoticulture in the artgallery! They might clear out some fo the stuffy air from left over from the haute culture... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:11:00

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Phogue

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fOg/

Sentence: Some sociologists have likened the human urge to phogue at one another to the mating rituals of certain animals, like the peacock.

Etymology: It's like "vogue," only it sounds more phony.

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Smugmuggle

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: smug/mug/l

Sentence: In order to intimidate the customs officers they would smugmuggle confidently and strut past loaded with contraband items

Etymology: smug + mug + smuggle

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so that's how you do it... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:03:00

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Oddel

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: awd-uhl

Sentence: The Kevin Federline wannabes stood oddeling their skinny white bodies outside the 7-eleven.

Etymology: odd + model

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Very Good! It's also like yodelling with making a sound... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 10:40:00

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Rocquerade

Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: rock-er-aid

Sentence: Wayne's babe was rocquerading round in her clubbing gear while they were queueing for the gig, mainly to keep warm.

Etymology: rock (as in rock'n'roll) masquerade (pose)

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Suburgang

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: sub-urg-ang

Sentence: He planned to suburgang it up in his fraternity's house picture.

Etymology: suburb + gang, rich kids throwing gang signs

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Malabash

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: mal/a/bash

Sentence: His odd gesticulations were intended to malabash his opponent whom he considered nothing but a vainglorious vegan and a wicked wench to boot.

Etymology: Mal: abnormal + abash: to astonish or destroy the self-confidence or self-possession of another

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Tribalign

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: tribe-er-line

Sentence: So far, the only noticeable achievement of the 'Well-hard Gangstas' attempt to tribalign had been three twisted backs and a dislocated jaw.

Etymology: tribal + align(ment)

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Classture

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Klars-chur

Sentence: Harry's classture consisted of displaying copious amounts of bling, making West-side hand movements, and lamenting his social environment. He was, of course, the typical British "chav" (NB I'm not an authority on chavs).

Etymology: Class+gesture, but also a mutation of "culture" to suggest 'culture derived from social class'.

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Good one Discoveria! Also like the way it rhymes with posture... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:08:00

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Jerksticulate

Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: jerk stick u late

Sentence: The sideline announcer was virtually invisible as posing fans jerksticulated before the camera.

Etymology: Jerk (noun and verb) + gesticulate

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Oooh. I hadn't seen this one when I made mine ("gesdickulate"). Sorry. - Osomatic, 2007-01-29: 13:46:00

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Goofinity

Created by: pandafever

Pronunciation: goo-fen-ity

Sentence: My goofinity was immortalized in my yearbook picture.

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Jerkulate

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: jerk-yoo-late

Sentence: The skater kids liked to jerkulate to show their affiliation.

Etymology: jerk + gesticulate

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Jaggerstagger

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: JAG-er-stag-er

Sentence: Jim jaggerstaggered into the room, screaming "Are we ready to rock?" at the top of his lungs. His daughter was mortified, and her mother-in-law-to-be dropped her Bible.

Etymology: Mick Jagger + stagger

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and ... and ... what happened next?!!! - egonschiela, 2007-01-29: 15:32:00

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Befrontery

Created by: smokey

Pronunciation: bee + FRUNT + urh + ee

Sentence:

Etymology:

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- smokey, 2007-01-29: 11:58:00

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Bombastardate

Created by: shonco

Pronunciation: bom-bass-tard-ate

Sentence: In the absence of any real skills needed to win the fight, he felt that his only option was to bombastardate.

Etymology: from bombast (pompous ramblings); and bastard (a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person)

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Propostureous

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: pro pos ture us

Sentence: the signals from the back of the school bus were quite propostureous, and probably quite profane too.

Etymology: from posture and preposterous. Cos really has anyone ever looked anything other than foolish posing like that? oh and its pro rather than pre because they are pro-active in trying to look stupid and or cool.

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