Verboticism: Spituation

'I thought you said hork...'

DEFINITION: v. To expectorate unexpectedly, especially in situations where it is not considered socially acceptable. n. A person who habitually spits, even when among polite company.

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Spifoon

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: spi FOON

Sentence: A lot of young women at my university don’t like anyone to know that they smoke. These women sit on the toilet and smoke their cigarettes so no one can see them. Part of the spifoon ritual in their cubicle spittoons is to spit on the floor while they smoke. It is really gross and disgusting.

Etymology: BUFFOON: a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person SPIT:

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word choice! Oh and about those washroom puffers, they're in denial; others will know they smoke even if they try to spit off the stench! - splendiction, 2009-03-12: 22:15:00

Terrific sentence and word. Agree with you and splendiction ... no matter how much they spit, kissing them would still be like cleaning out an ashtray! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 19:18:00

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Rasputum

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: rah SPYU tum

Sentence: I don't really enjoy eating with my brother-in-law or sitting anywhere with him for any length of time, because he chews tobacco and seems to think it's OK to spit anywhere, at any time. I'm always worried that he's going to accidentally/on purpose spit into my drinking cup at dinner. Worst of all, Rasputum, as I like to call him, somehow got my sister to pick up his nasty habits, too.

Etymology: sputum + Rasputin (a person who is felt to have an insidious and corrupting influence)

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Nosila, 2010-09-24: 02:05:00

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Spewtrid

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: spew trid

Sentence: When people cannot converse without being spewtrid, I avoid them like the plague.

Etymology: SPEW - to spit forth from the mouth. PUTRID - disgusting; spoils everything.

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COMMENTS:

Life is nicer when things are just ducky ... not yucky! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-12: 00:58:00

I actually met a person last week who kept spitting on me when they talked so this brought back memories and I, too, just couldn't stick around very long!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-12: 08:18:00

Moral of the story - never stand in a corner at a party - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-12: 12:15:00

Clever word! - splendiction, 2009-03-12: 15:56:00

Ick! Good word! - Mustang, 2009-03-13: 06:06:00

"spewtrid"-ific! word there Silveryaspen! spewtrid + terrific :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 22:50:00

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Spituation

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spi ch oōˈā sh ən

Sentence: As a baseball player Charlie was used to chewing gum and letting the spit fly. If he was nervous, he could be a regular phlegm fountain. When his team won the World Series a visit to the White House was in order and sure enough Charlie had the jitters. As he went to shake the President's hand habits took over. The Secret Service radios crackled to life. "We have a spituation in the Oval Office!" Before he could muster another loogie, Charlie found himself on the floor. Who knew that Secret Service agents carried tasers?

Etymology: spit (saliva, typically that which has been ejected from a person's mouth) + situation (a set of circumstances in which one finds oneself)

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COMMENTS:

Looks like the couple in the picture are about ready for a spatuation. - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-12: 07:09:00

metrohumanx Absoloutely TOP-NOTCH! That's why I have difficulty watching TV baseball. It makes me salivate. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-12: 16:46:00

Funny! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-14: 02:34:00

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Hackattack

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: hack a tack

Sentence: His sudden hackattack shocked the restaurant diners. Some of the surprised onlookers noticed his sudden spasm of churling coughs froze; while a few others acted swiftly to aid the man whom they mistook for choking on a piece of steak. One onlooker, obviously either a doctor or first-aid graduate, began applying the h-manoeuvre to the man. He resisted violently with a shout “Whhwaat r u dewing? I ave a orrible cold and need to eat!”

Etymology: From hack (to cough in sudden, uncontrollable spasms) and attack (to act on something with violence or vigor).

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx EXCELLENT word! I wonder if one can apply the Heimlich Manoever in REVERSE? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-12: 16:42:00

Yes, that would be a good manoever for this particular guy! - splendiction, 2009-03-12: 22:10:00

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Inhospittable

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: in hoss pit abel

Sentence: anyone that inhospittable was always going to end up in hospittle

Etymology: inhospitable spit

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Malapropel

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: mahl-APP-row-PELL (malapropeller)

Sentence: Hank was quite gross in his youth- and now he's so crude and uncouth. He hacked up some moisture- and launched a thick oyster- so hard it included his tooth. Yes, Hank the Skank would belittle- all those who would swallow their spittle- For him it was sport- to land one in the port- We hope that he gags on a Skittle. (Hank was a MALAPROPELLER of the worst kind. An unrepentant DISGUSTOLAUNCHER, he would decorate the sidewalk with loathome lung by-products, repellent dollops of drool and vulgar volumes of vile vapours, too.)

Etymology: MALAPROpos+proPEL= MALAPROPEL.....MALAPROPOS: in an inappropriate or inopportune way; French mal à propos (1668).....PROPEL: to drive forward or onward by or as if by means of a force that imparts motion;Middle English propellen, from Latin propellere, from pro- before + pellere to drive.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Ptyalize expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth - metrohumanx, 2009-03-12: 16:31:00

Metrohumanx, I was imagining the graphic details as I read your sentence :)~ EWWW WEEE Old Hank is one Malapropel type Fella! I just hope he doesn't smoke as he starts to choke and fling out something YELLOW! (GOOD one!) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-12: 21:05:00

excellent create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-13: 10:14:00

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Gobbit

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gawb-itt

Sentence: Sheila wished that Ray would keep his gobbits to himself, especially since the H1N1 outbreak.

Etymology: gob (as in saliva) + bit (as in pieces)

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Splatternitysuitor

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: splat/turn/i/tee/soot/or

Sentence: Everything was perfect about her boyfriend except that he was a splatternitysuitor.

Etymology: splatter + suitor + paternity suit

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Spitiosyncrasy

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: spitēəsingkrəsē

Sentence: People have learned to give this guy on the bus plenty of personal space. It is well known that he suffers a particular spitiosyncracy. If anybody dares to engage the phlegmonster in conversation they are sure to do it from a distance.

Etymology: spit (saliva, typically that which has been ejected from a person’s mouth) + idiosyncrasy (a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual)

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heh - galwaywegian, 2010-09-23: 14:26:00

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