Verboticism: Snapose

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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