Verboticism: Repartéch

'I can word back everything you repeat.'

DEFINITION: To engage in conversation while using a technical device, like a TV or computer, to keep you sharp, in case the discussion gets dull.

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Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: yes-dear-ing

Sentence: Because of past experience, Mary knew to discuss her home renovation plans with her husband before the start of football season. His yesdearing had caused problems with their last remodel, specifically when the pink carpet was installed in the master bedroom.

Etymology: "yes dear" and "hearing"

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rep-ar-take

Sentence: Ronnie's repartéch ruined Rita's reasoning as he wrongfully responded to her request while wrestling with the remote.

Etymology: repartée + technical


great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 14:51:00


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Created by: tatterdemalion

Pronunciation: tec-no-lo-quate

Sentence: Ted technoloquated to the tune of the tiny television, masking the muttering of his magpie mother-in-law.

Etymology: "techno-," from Greek "techne," art or skill + "-loquate," from "loqui," Latin "to speak"

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/mote/con/sole

Sentence: When I'm upset all I get is remoteconsole which goes something like "yeah yeah I'm listening" " 4 nothing!!" "uh you were saying" "that wasn't a penalty, for .... sake" "yeah yeah whatever" "whatever you're wearing looks great" "that was a clean check you moron!" "uh not you"

Etymology: remote control + console

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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Click-ur-dick-ur

Sentence: Ramona always insisted on calling in the middle of CSI:Omaha, so I switched her to the bluetooth headset and proceeded to clickerdicker until she hung up after the 6th time I said "you're kidding" during an inappropriate pause.

Etymology: Clicker (TV remote or computer mouse) + dicker (haggle in a petty way)


the next time Ramona calls it will be a clickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:23:00

If he's watching old TV shows, a Flickerclickerdickerbicker. - purpleartichokes, 2007-07-24: 10:25:00

and if it's an old kung fu show it could be a kickerflickerclickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 10:59:00

And then when Hee Haw comes on, it's a pickerkickerflickerdickerbicker... Hang, on... I just need some oxygen. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 11:55:00

and if that gets a laugh out of you then it's a snickerpickerkickerflickerdickerbicker - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:12:00

And if I have a mild heart-attack while laughing, it's a snickerpickertickerkickerflickerdickerbicker. - Kyoti, 2007-07-24: 18:31:00

I love words like this - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 19:49:00


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Created by: kellii3

Pronunciation: con-vi-tech-ni

Sentence: my mum started arguing with me that i wasnt listening to what she was saying and that i waspaying more attention to what was on the t.v so i turned round and said to her i am listening im using convitechni.

Etymology: con-(convosation) vi-(not sure made it up) techni-(technical)


i love my new word - kellii3, 2007-07-24: 14:35:00


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Created by: marissa932

Pronunciation: thingy-ma-jig

Sentence: i used that thingymajig!



sweet word!! - marissa932, 2007-07-24: 09:44:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: clix/on

Sentence: Klixon is a language that doesn't use vocal cords.

Etymology: Klingon + clicks

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: e-lek-fon-ix

Sentence: Engaging in elecphonics was the best way to deal with his witless, chatty girlfriend.

Etymology: electronics, phonics


good one!! - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 12:47:00

clever! - remistram, 2007-07-24: 13:49:00


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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: GAB-jeht

Sentence: When Alex's girlfriend gabdgetted with him for three hours, her eyes glued to her Razr, he realised she wasn't for him.

Etymology: gab + gadget.


Is Alex ever going to find true love? - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-24: 16:12:00

I'm actually deriving a perverse pleasure from torturing poor Alex. Good to know someone's dating life looks like mine. :P - mplsbohemian, 2007-07-24: 23:56:00


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