Verboticism: Ethnitude

'We know how to purse our lips!'

DEFINITION: To pose, or posture, in a distinctive manner in order to express one's cultural affinities -- may be accompanied by awkward gestures.

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Gesturemote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: jest-yer-e-mote

Sentence: Frank and Carla are both drama queens and will always sprinkle their conversations with gesturemotes, dramatic flairs intended to 'punctuate' their expressions of their points of view.

Etymology: Blend of 'gesture' (a movement of part of the body, esp. a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning) and 'emote' (portray emotion in a theatrical manner)

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Ethnitude

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Eth - ne - tood

Sentence: Tony was in my face with major ethnitude. He did nothing to help fight stereotyping. His expressions and extreme finger gestures guaranteed that he always stood out from the crowd.

Etymology: Ethnic: Belonging to or deriving from the cultural, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country. Attitude: Position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action or emotion.

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Tribalign

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: tribe-er-line

Sentence: So far, the only noticeable achievement of the 'Well-hard Gangstas' attempt to tribalign had been three twisted backs and a dislocated jaw.

Etymology: tribal + align(ment)

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Phogue

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /fOg/

Sentence: Some sociologists have likened the human urge to phogue at one another to the mating rituals of certain animals, like the peacock.

Etymology: It's like "vogue," only it sounds more phony.

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Mysposturing

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: MY-spos-CHUR-ing

Sentence: I hate how these kids these days only take photos of themselves when they're MySposturing

Etymology: MySpace.com + Posturing

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Flintstonerisms

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: Flint/stohn/er/isms

Sentence: The group of young people dancing, prancing and gesticulating could only be described as an exhibition of their Flintstonerisms.

Etymology: Flintstones + stoners + mannerisms

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COMMENTS:

yabadabado - Jabberwocky, 2007-01-29: 10:36:00

But dinosaurs can do the flintstonerisms too... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 10:41:00

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Gesticultate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: jess-TI-cul-tate

Sentence: Unfortunately, Sue's gesticultating her affiliation to Harvard was misinterpreted by the cannibals as their local gesture for "tender young meat."

Etymology: gesticulate (to gesture), cult

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Goofinity

Created by: pandafever

Pronunciation: goo-fen-ity

Sentence: My goofinity was immortalized in my yearbook picture.

Etymology:

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Jerksticulate

Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: jerk stick u late

Sentence: The sideline announcer was virtually invisible as posing fans jerksticulated before the camera.

Etymology: Jerk (noun and verb) + gesticulate

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COMMENTS:

Oooh. I hadn't seen this one when I made mine ("gesdickulate"). Sorry. - Osomatic, 2007-01-29: 13:46:00

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Chimposture

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: chim-PAWS-tuhr

Sentence: "Yo, dawg! you gots to sport your ipod, like banging! You is all schlumped ovah." Allie sighed. It seems she would never get the hang of proper chimposturing at her new school. Life had been so much simpler at St. Margaret's.

Etymology: Chimp (anzee) + (im) posture

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COMMENTS:

This is good! - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:04:00

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