Verboticism: Malabash

'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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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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Bogue

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: boge

Sentence: Chaz and Shazzer totlaly bogued up some down an' wikkid pics for their myspace, innit?

Etymology: Bo! (pop cultural exclamation, m'lud!) + Vogue (Fashion journal and niche dance craze consisting of adopting a succession of poses akin to those of photographic models in the aforementioned journal)

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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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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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COMMENTS:

This is good! - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:04:00

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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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Pusstillate

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pus-sti-late

Sentence: I pusstillate so you can see what I'm saying.

Etymology: puss+ postulate

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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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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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