Verboticism: Unclewd

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Cusstodium

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Cust owe dee um

Sentence: Daniel sighed in relief to be home. The month-long work trip had incultivated various nasty habits he planned to exorcise, but first poor George had to be retrieved from the neighbour. The bird seemed happy to see him, hopping up and down, flapping it's wings. "Farqueue!" said the bird. "Farqueue!Farqueue!" And Daniel just stared. Beside him sniggered the teenage son, responsible no doubt for this true cusstodium, his parrot no longer suitable for nursing home visits.

Etymology: Cuss - to use naughty words; Custodian - caretaker; Odium - obnoxious thing. Naughty obnxious words acquired from one's caretaker.

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Patribaldry

Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: pat-rih-bull-dree

Sentence: Dear Mr. Silverstein, I'm writing to you today concerning the behavior of your son, Andrew Dice, in my morning kindergarten class. He has become somewhat of a distraction to the class, and I have to question whether or not he is being exposed to the proper developmental tools at home. His sense of humor is overly mature for a class of this level, and I don't think it would be inaccurate to state that he has the vocabulary of a longshoreman. When asked to share his favorite nursery rhyme in class the other day, he recited a profane perversion of "Jack and Jill". He laughs alound whenever someone mentions playing with balls at recess, or I chastise a member of the class for eating paste. I caught a member of the class a week ago giving herself a haircut with the safety shears, and Andrew suggested that she use them for a "Brazillian". He routinely pulls the covers off of female members of the class during nap time, throws a handful of change at them, and tells them "you gotta get outta here". Whether patribaldry is to blame or some other member of your family has instilled these poor behaviors, this must be corrected, or we will have no other option but to remove your child from our school. Sincerely, Mrs. Abagail Trenton, Sunny Heights Grade School

Etymology: patri - of the father, ribaldry - obscene or improper behavior

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COMMENTS:

Nice word and story. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:13:00

Cringed over the sentence. Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:18:00

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Nipinthebeak

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nip - in - the - beek

Sentence: Someone's in the kitchen with Mynah! Someone taught him to say "*****". Help! I don't know how to stop Mynah from saying that! How do I nipinthebeak?

Etymology: Play on "Nip in the Bud" which means to stop it before it gets worse. Beak: bird's bill, slang term for mouth. Obviously, the cartoon inspried this bit of nonesense.

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Unclewd

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əngkəloōd

Sentence: The kids loved it when Uncle Lew came to visit or to babysit. Cindy is a bit hesitant to ask him to watch the kids. She was never sure what unclewd trick or stunt he would teach them. Last time it was **pull my finger** for the 2-year-old. The time before that, Michael Jackson-style crotch grabs for the 4-year-old. What next?

Etymology: uncle (the brother of one*s father or mother or the husband of one\'s aunt) + lewd (crude and offensive in a sexual way)

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Prankma

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: prank-mar

Sentence: Bonny was starting to suspect that her mother was behaving subversively when babysitting her toddlers. Every time they stayed at Nanna's they would spend the following days saying that singlets were uncool, only dweebs wore hats and that making them tidy up their toys was inhibiting their creative development. Bonny was ready to confront Nanna about the prankmas.

Etymology: prank (joke, jape, trick) + grandma (an overly put upon family member who often cares for their grandchildren)

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COMMENTS:

welcome back petaj - great little story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-26: 13:14:00

Good comeback! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:13:00

Clever interplay! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:25:00

petaj thanks for the welcome back - although I did verbotomize a couple of days back it has been weeks since i played regularly. - petaj, 2008-02-27: 05:29:00

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Malasitterism

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Mal-a-sit-ter-ism

Sentence: Despite all precautions and checking, one cannot totally avoid the possibility that a child will pick up a malasitterism from the babysitter.

Etymology: Mal- Bad / Sitter- Part-time caregiver / ism- habit or manner

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Especially if the baby sitter is Mrs. Malaprop! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:59:00

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Nannierism

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nan/ni/riz/um

Sentence: We just put our three-year olds ability to swear with an accent down to another nannierism learned from his live-in babysitter.

Etymology: NANNIERISM - noun - from NANNY (a person employed to care for children in a household) + MANNERISM (Exaggerated, or affected style, or habit, as in dress, or speech)

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Chaffectation

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Chaffe ektation

Sentence: Willow was never convinced that allowing her brother Mikey to look after the parrot was a great idea, but with a day to go before the family holiday she was out of options. Alas when they returned her fears has been realised: Silver the parrot had taken to uttering "Seeds of dissent! !@#$ you hippy!" during her yoga classes. She cringed as she imagined what other chaffectations may be lurking in Silvers vocabulary.

Etymology: Chaffe(1): Tender lesions that develop through abrasion of the epidermis. Chaffe(2): Annoying behaviours/happenstance that 'grates' on your nerves. Affectation: a new and/or unnatural behavoural tendency.

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Guardiantic

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /gahr-dee-AN-tik/

Sentence: It was only Eliza's third week teaching the 10-year-old class in Sunday School, but when the organist was late, she had to help out with choir practice, too. She reluctantly asked her father to stand-in and watch the Sunday School class. When she returned, she found her dear ole' Dad teaching the kids how to run a football pool, how to build a moonshine still, and other guardiantics.

Etymology: guardian - a person entrusted with the care of a minor (from Middle French, garde "guardian, warden, keeper") antic - a ludicrous or grotesque act (from Italian, antico "antique", originally referring to 'grotesque' Roman art)

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COMMENTS:

This is a true story... mostly. "Eliza's" father was actually teaching 10-year-olds how to run a football pool. - Tigger, 2008-02-26: 01:58:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:00:00

Clever blend of two words that really nailed the definition! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:42:00

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Cusstodian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəsˈtōdēən

Sentence: Sending Billy to spend the Summer with his Grandpa seemed like a great idea at first. It turns out that PaPa is a terrific cusstodian. Sally sent away a cute, sweet 4-year old and retrieved a foul-mouth terror. The first inkling she had was when asked Billy to help collect and load his stuff into the car. "Get it yourself, bitch!". She was stunned. PaPa's snickering didn't make her feel any better.

Etymology: cuss (an offensive word or phrase used to express anger or annoyance) custodian (somebody who is in charge or looks after something or someone)

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COMMENTS:

My dad taught my kids how to spit for distance!!! Great word! - wayoffcenter, 2008-12-10: 08:34:00

Dang it that's a good word! - Nosila, 2008-12-10: 21:36:00

Good one..reminds me of Uncle Phil. - Mustang, 2008-12-10: 22:46:00

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