Verboticism: Tribalign

'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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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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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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Remybod

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: remy-both

Sentence: look around, all the people want is remybod

Etymology: read my body

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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