Verboticism: Hoticulture

'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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Suburgang

playdohheart

Created by: playdohheart

Pronunciation: sub-urg-ang

Sentence: He planned to suburgang it up in his fraternity's house picture.

Etymology: suburb + gang, rich kids throwing gang signs

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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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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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Propostureous

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: pro pos ture us

Sentence: the signals from the back of the school bus were quite propostureous, and probably quite profane too.

Etymology: from posture and preposterous. Cos really has anyone ever looked anything other than foolish posing like that? oh and its pro rather than pre because they are pro-active in trying to look stupid and or cool.

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

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

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