Verboticism: Messodoble

'What do you think of my latest dance moves?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, despite professional lessons and incessant practice, cannot dance without looking like a ruptured goose. v. To dance in an awkward or clumsy manner.

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Pasdedoh

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pah de dough

Sentence: Kenny was now firmly entrenched as a wallflower once he had been identified as a pasdedoh. His reputation for j j j jivegawking, sambungling, disco-verhegoesagain and tangoling had spread even to the lowliest of barn dances in the country surrounding his home town.

Etymology: pas de deux (dance for two esp. in ballet) + doh (exclamation of dismay)

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COMMENTS:

didn't get it until I read the pronunciation - very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:25:00

petaj Yes a little cryptic on first look. But someone voted for it. - petaj, 2008-05-30: 03:27:00

Entertaining. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:47:00

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Hokahpokah

Created by: mikeysfbay

Pronunciation: hoe-ka-poe-ka

Sentence: Look at that hokahpokah makin' a fool of hisself!

Etymology: First used in New Orleans French Quarter during the early 1950's

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Appallroomdancer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ap/all/rume/dan/sur

Sentence: Jose was a famous appallroomdancer. People shrank back in horror when he was on the floor.

Etymology: appall (fill with horror) + ball room dancer

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COMMENTS:

Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:17:00

Good one, bookowl...no doubt he danced at the Appallo Theatre, too! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 01:10:00

Nice one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:45:00

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Boogiewookiee

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boŏgē woŏkē

Sentence: Tremor's girlfriend is sorry she ever suggested that he take dance lessons. His new style can be best described as boogiewookiee. He now loves to get his hairy, oversized body out on the dance floor and gyrate like a bowl of Jello during an earthquake. The last time they went to a dance club, somebody called 911 thinking that his spastic twitchings were caused by an epileptic seisure.

Etymology: boogie-woogie (a dance to fast pop or rock music) + Wookiee (a hairy alien species in Star Wars)

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-10: 14:01:00

Out of this world! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:44:00

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Benes

Created by: robcrow

Pronunciation: be / nes

Sentence: After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of dance lessons, Jimmy finally surrendered to the fact he was a benes, and would never be able to dance in public without making a complete fool of himself.

Etymology: Benes - from the character Elaine Benes in the popular 1990's sitcom Seinfeld. Elaine was a terrible dancer even though she thought she was fantastic. Her dancing represented a goose or some sort of deformed or retarded animal movement. To see a clip visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xi4O1yi6b0

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co - ORD - in - aint - ed

Sentence: Dilwood was totally coordinainted, so much so that he gave new meaning to 'two left feet'...in fact at times he appeared to have THREE left feet and much to his consternation, he was absolutely unable to perform the footwork to any of the popular dances of the day.

Etymology: Blend of coordinated and ain't

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excellaint! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-29: 08:31:00

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Rudeoafnerdyev

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: roo/dofe/nurdy/ev

Sentence: Anna Pavlova's boyfriend thought he was the most graceful dancer on the floor but his bone crunching side kicks earned him the nickname rudeoafnerdyev.

Etymology: rude (clumsy) + oaf (awkward lout)+ nerdy + Rudolf Nureyev

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It is tutu much for us! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:40:00

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Rudeoafnerdyev

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: roo/dofe/nurdy/ev

Sentence: Anna Pavlova's boyfriend thought he most graceful dancer on the floor but his bone crunching side kicks earned him the nickname rudeoafnerdyev.

Etymology: rude (clumsy) + oaf (awkward lout)+ nerdy + Rudolf Nureyev

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Rhumbad

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rum bad

Sentence: When he was going out on the dance floor, all his potential partners used to disappear. That was because he rhumbad so terribly. He was all jerky movements and poor footwork. He also sambad, mambad and his foxtrot was a moxtrot. He tried the paso dope-le and his jive was well, jive. He later went on to become a judge oin Dancing with the Stars.

Etymology: Rhumba (cuban dance of love) & Bad (not good;below average standards)

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Beakdancing

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: beek-dans-ing

Sentence: Colin thought he was the epitome of 'urban' dancefloor choreography and irresistable to the ladies. In reality he was beakdancing, flapping and webbing all over the place like a hyperactive cockerel. He might find he was a hit with the birds after all; the feathered variety!

Etymology: beak - the bill of a bird; breakdancing - acrobatic street dancing, orgins related to hip hop music

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:41:00

Get Down! - Nosila, 2008-05-29: 22:51:00

Very good. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:46:00

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