Verboticism: Honkstrot

'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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Clodastaire

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KLOD-uh-stair

Sentence: Theirs was a marriage, thought Roxie, to last a lifetime. But a few seconds after they had started to dance the bridal waltz, she was beginning to have second thoughts. Despite months of professional lessons and hours of practice every evening, Bob danced like a robot in armour. It was for her a pyrrhic victory: she had won her man, but almost lost her feet in the process. He was certainly no Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly - possibly a Ned Kelly; in fact, she concluded, very quickly, that he was a clodastaire.

Etymology: CLOD & ASTAIRE a stupid and awkward person who, despite plenty of professional help and practice,and hopes one day to dance like Fred Astaire, contines to dance like a three legged giraffe. CLODHOPPERS:a clumsy oaf, large and clumsy feet.

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COMMENTS:

Top hat old boy, it's swing time! Shall we dance? - Rutilus, 2008-05-29: 15:12:00

great word and funny sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-29: 10:19:00

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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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Messodoble

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mess-oh-doh-blay

Sentence: Despite three and a half years ballroom dance lessons, Toby still resembled an emu with two left feet. His long suffering dance instructor had come to the conclusion that he was just a messodoble and there really was no hope.

Etymology: Mess, a state of confusion or difficuly + Pasodoble, a fast-paced ballroom dance based on a Latin American marching style. Origin, Spanish 'double step'. = Messodoble.

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nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-05-29: 11:52:00

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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pol tree sam ba

Sentence: At Gerda and Josef Gobble's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (Fowl) & Samba (Brazilian dance) & WordPlay on paltrey sum (a small amount)

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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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Buckawlkwalk

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: |bʌk|ː|ˈɔ|ː|wɔːk|

Sentence: Wally was a former member of the KKK who used to, but never really got the hang of, wearing a sheet over his head during ceremonial performance. The resulting trip was often interpreted as a two left footed step but in fact was the initial move of the Wally BuckAwlkWalk. Not to get in too much of a flap about it, Wally was known for his awkwardedness.

Etymology: The sound a chicken makes and the associated gait of a feeding chuck

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co-ORD-in-aynt-ed

Sentence: Finsterwald 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' (adept - skillful) and 'ain't' (alternative to 'isn't')

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Goosegetdown

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: goose-get-down

Sentence: John loved to dance and sing along with his favorite disco song,"Goosegetdown Tonight" from Poultry and the Sunshine Band. He would move around the dancefloor and sing at the top of his voice, "Do a goosey dance, Make some goosey love, goosedown tonight, goosedown tonight." Karen, however, was so embarassed by his moves that she wished the fox would come and take this grey goose by the neck.

Etymology: Wordplay on goosedown, + KC and the Sunshine band: "Get Down Tonight" + English folksong "The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night."

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COMMENTS:

LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:43:00

Eider been so embarrassed if I was Karen! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:43:00

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Danserine

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: Dance+ANSERINE

Sentence: It is so hard not to laugh, he is such a danserine, I will not dance with him again.

Etymology: Dance+ANSERINE ANSERINE:1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese. 2. resembling a goose; gooselike. 3. stupid; foolish; silly.

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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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