Verboticism: Pusstillate

'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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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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Rocquerade

Created by: egonschiela

Pronunciation: rock-er-aid

Sentence: Wayne's babe was rocquerading round in her clubbing gear while they were queueing for the gig, mainly to keep warm.

Etymology: rock (as in rock'n'roll) masquerade (pose)

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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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Turkeystrut

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation:

Sentence: they turkeystrutted their way around the mall, recieving much attention and comment.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

better turkeys than chickens, I suppose... - wordmeister, 2007-01-29: 23:44:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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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Metoocool

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Me - too - kool

Sentence: Her flip-flops scraping against the concrete were evidence of her metoocool attempts to be different from the rest of us.

Etymology: Me - one's own self; I Too - to an excessive degree Cool - fashionable; hip

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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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