Verboticism: Rawkture

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Turkeystrut

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation:

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Clantitude

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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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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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