Verboticism: Chimposture

'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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Poseturing

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: pohs-chur-eng

Sentence: All of the poseturing by upper-middle class white males at the rap concert made William sick.

Etymology: pose + posturing

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Befrontery

Created by: smokey

Pronunciation: bee + FRUNT + urh + ee

Sentence:

Etymology:

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- smokey, 2007-01-29: 11:58:00

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Pusstillate

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: pus-sti-late

Sentence: I pusstillate so you can see what I'm saying.

Etymology: puss+ postulate

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Jerkulate

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: jerk-yoo-late

Sentence: The skater kids liked to jerkulate to show their affiliation.

Etymology: jerk + gesticulate

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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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Jaggerstagger

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: JAG-er-stag-er

Sentence: Jim jaggerstaggered into the room, screaming "Are we ready to rock?" at the top of his lungs. His daughter was mortified, and her mother-in-law-to-be dropped her Bible.

Etymology: Mick Jagger + stagger

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COMMENTS:

and ... and ... what happened next?!!! - egonschiela, 2007-01-29: 15:32:00

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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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Strikeaposse

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: strike-ah-poss-ee

Sentence: strikeaposse, theres nothing to it..phogue

Etymology: strike a pose, posse

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Classture

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Klars-chur

Sentence: Harry's classture consisted of displaying copious amounts of bling, making West-side hand movements, and lamenting his social environment. He was, of course, the typical British "chav" (NB I'm not an authority on chavs).

Etymology: Class+gesture, but also a mutation of "culture" to suggest 'culture derived from social class'.

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COMMENTS:

Good one Discoveria! Also like the way it rhymes with posture... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:08:00

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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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