Verboticism: Anticsrudeshow

'I think Uncle Mikey taught our parrot a new word!'

DEFINITION: v. To leave your pet, child or lover in the care of a friend or relative who teaches them a stupid trick or bad habit. n. A stupid trick or bad habit learned from a caregiver.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: an tix rood sho

Sentence: With no other babysitting options when she left town on business trips, Marcie had no choice but to live with the anticsrudeshow than ensued after her kids went to stay with her elderly Aunt FiFi. Aunt FiFi was ancient but spry, had never wed, and among other things, had travelled the world, been mistress to many famous and notorious men and entertained in burlesque in Vegas and Atlantic City in her checkered career. From her, Marcie's 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son had learned how to shoot craps, read the racing handicaps, mix martinis extra dry, swear like troopers, dance the Charleston and tango, load a derringer, and had watched every mob movie ever made. They had learned to say a lot of new words in Sicilian, spell "Witness Relocation Program" and knew that "RICO" stood for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Yes, Show and Tell days at school after visits to Aunt Fifi were always riotous and resulted in Marcie's being called to the Principal's Office. Marcie thought that the word describing those days should have been called "Aunticsrudeshowandtell" instead!

Etymology: antics (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun) & rude (socially incorrect behaviour) & show (a public exhibition or entertainment) & Antiques Road Show (showing off something old whose value is relative and usually not worth as much to others.

Points: 500

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Comments: Anticsrudeshow

Tigger - 2008-02-26: 02:07:00
Wow, clever creation and amusing story! Was Aunt Fifi inspired by Auntie Mame, perhaps?

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-26: 11:43:00
great story

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-26: 15:59:00
Clever and funny story! Anyhow, it could have been worse: imagine if Beavis & Butthead were Marie's only choice as baby-sitters!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-26: 18:46:00
Admire the inventiveness of your word and the play on the tv show!

Nosila - 2008-02-26: 22:15:00
Cheers, my friends and in the words of the show....How much do you think it's worth?....

Nosila - 2008-02-26: 22:52:00
Tigger, I think it was spelled Auntie Maim in this case...