Verboticism: Poseturing

'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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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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Suburgang

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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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Goofinity

Created by: pandafever

Pronunciation: goo-fen-ity

Sentence: My goofinity was immortalized in my yearbook picture.

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Rawkture

Created by: sasamii

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Malabash

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: mal/a/bash

Sentence: His odd gesticulations were intended to malabash his opponent whom he considered nothing but a vainglorious vegan and a wicked wench to boot.

Etymology: Mal: abnormal + abash: to astonish or destroy the self-confidence or self-possession of another

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Bogue

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: boge

Sentence: Chaz and Shazzer totlaly bogued up some down an' wikkid pics for their myspace, innit?

Etymology: Bo! (pop cultural exclamation, m'lud!) + Vogue (Fashion journal and niche dance craze consisting of adopting a succession of poses akin to those of photographic models in the aforementioned journal)

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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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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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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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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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