Verboticism: Swindlebreaker

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Uncooltomfoolery

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: un-cool-tom-foo-la-ree

Sentence: what uncooltomfoolery is this? I leave you in your uncle's care for just 1 day and he has set about untraining the good habits we instilled in you. Now scrub off that ridiculous tattoo and put the bottle back in the wine rack.

Etymology: uncool (not approved) + uncle (someone often entrusted to care for nieces and nephews) + tomfoolery (nonsense) + uncle tom (yes i have one of those)

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Manureism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: man/ur/ism

Sentence: A weekend with his 8 year old twin cousins was all it took to teach the toddler all sorts of manureisms. Talk about potty mouth

Etymology: manure + mannerism

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-26: 16:14:00

Would you like some Mum spray deodorant for the manureism mouths? - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 18:55:00

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Pollytechnique

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol lee tek neek

Sentence: When Uncle Mikey babysat the Miller's parrot on their annual vacation, she usually learned a new pollytechnique. This year Polly added 3 new swear words to her vocabulary. These words only seemed to be used when the easily-offended were around. You just cannot unteach an old bird new tricks...

Etymology: Polly (common name for a parrot) I Technique (skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity) & word play on Polytechnic (a technical school offering instruction in many industrial arts and applied sciences)

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Cawrupt

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: caw rupt

Sentence: My biggest pollygripe about picking up my pet parrot,Polly Walnuts, from my brother after my vacation was to find that he tried to cawrupt the Gullible bird. Instead of saying his usual "Polly wanna cracker", my brother taught him to swear and to answer the phone and impersonate others. He'd say his name was Capt.Jack Sparrow or Peter Finch or Walter Pigeon or Bird Reynolds or Jay Leno or Dan Quail or Denny Crane or Robin Leach or Russell Crow or Feather Locklear or Placido Flamingo. He also taught him rude sentences like, "Come over and I'll show you a cockatoo" or "You should see the big Parakeets in the next cage" and "You're a Raven Loonatic". One thing about birds is that you cannot unteach them to say something once it is wired into their tiny brains on a Condor that they aren't too Swift and that is something that is very hard to Swallow!

Etymology: corrupt (alter from the original;place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; containing errors or alterations)& Caw (a sound made by birds)

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COMMENTS:

That gave your parrot something to crow about. - Mustang, 2008-12-10: 22:48:00

This is funny....got my vote... - mweinmann, 2008-12-11: 18:27:00

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Habetapet

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ha - bet - ah - pet

Sentence: Jerry regretted that he had participated in habetapet after leaving his dog, Gina with his friend Craig. He felt that it was really his fault that she had picked up several new bad behaviors, like jumping on everyone who walked through the door, excessive begging and worse of all, he had taught her how to flirt.....if that was possible.

Etymology: A combination of Habit with a twisted spelling (a behavior that is repeated) + abet (to aid or encourage, usually in some wrong doing) + Pet (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement)

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Nannierism

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nan/ni/riz/um

Sentence: We just put our three-year olds ability to swear with an accent down to another nannierism learned from his live-in babysitter.

Etymology: NANNIERISM - noun - from NANNY (a person employed to care for children in a household) + MANNERISM (Exaggerated, or affected style, or habit, as in dress, or speech)

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Cusstoadyan

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: kuss/tow/deean

Sentence: Ever since little Gerry started spending time with his reprobate uncle he has picked up several unsuitable phrases for members of the family. It's no wonder because his uncle is a cusstoadyan.

Etymology: custodian + cuss + toady

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COMMENTS:

Great interplay! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:26:00

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Swindlebreaker

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: swin/dil/brake/ur

Sentence: Joey was supposed to keep our puppy on a rigorous diet while we were away but instead fed it junk food which lead to uncontrolable farting. Henceforth we think of Joey as a swindlebreaker.

Etymology: swindle (take advantage of, cheat) + break wind

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Surrohgreat

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: sir-oh-grate

Sentence: I hesistated to let my brother watch my child as he proved his status as a surrohgreat last time when he taught her a score of filthy limericks.

Etymology: surrogate + oh great!

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COMMENTS:

Took me a moment to parse this one, but it made me chuckle when it clicked. - ErWenn, 2008-02-26: 10:12:00

it sort of reminds me of sewer grate which would be a grate place for filthy limericks - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-26: 13:24:00

Wouldn't you like to gate the mouths on the sirs who are surrohgreats! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-26: 19:07:00

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Nipinthebeak

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nip - in - the - beek

Sentence: Someone's in the kitchen with Mynah! Someone taught him to say "*****". Help! I don't know how to stop Mynah from saying that! How do I nipinthebeak?

Etymology: Play on "Nip in the Bud" which means to stop it before it gets worse. Beak: bird's bill, slang term for mouth. Obviously, the cartoon inspried this bit of nonesense.

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