Verboticism: Propostureous

'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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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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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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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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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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Snapose

Created by: paperhoard

Pronunciation: snap-pose

Sentence: Seeing my 1970's clothing, the high stepping hipsters snaposed some righteous moves at me.

Etymology: SNAP- To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion -=and=- POSE- To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is.

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COMMENTS:

Good word. Personally, I think that the snapose points to the true self -- to what the individual secretly desires... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 19:06:00

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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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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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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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Bombastardate

Created by: shonco

Pronunciation: bom-bass-tard-ate

Sentence: In the absence of any real skills needed to win the fight, he felt that his only option was to bombastardate.

Etymology: from bombast (pompous ramblings); and bastard (a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person)

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