Verboticism: Ethnitude

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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