Verboticism: Jerksticulate

'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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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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Overgesturalize

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: oh-vurr-jess-chur-all-ayze

Sentence: most people tend to overgesturalize for every photograph.

Etymology: over+gesture+generalize

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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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Rawkture

Created by: sasamii

Pronunciation:

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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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Smugmuggle

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: smug/mug/l

Sentence: In order to intimidate the customs officers they would smugmuggle confidently and strut past loaded with contraband items

Etymology: smug + mug + smuggle

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so that's how you do it... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:03:00

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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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Gesdickulate

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: jes-dick-you-late

Sentence: There's nothing more embarassing than the gesdickulations of trust-fund kids who think they are "street."

Etymology: I'm too polite to say.

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COMMENTS:

HA!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 14:51:00

I predickt your word will fetch a lot of votes! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 14:59:00

I predickt your word will fetch a lot of votes! - purpleartichokes, 2007-01-29: 15:18:00

Danke, purple. :) - Osomatic, 2007-01-29: 16:40:00

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

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Oddel

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: awd-uhl

Sentence: The Kevin Federline wannabes stood oddeling their skinny white bodies outside the 7-eleven.

Etymology: odd + model

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COMMENTS:

Very Good! It's also like yodelling with making a sound... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 10:40:00

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