Verboticism: Machosham

'So what do you think of my snake?'

DEFINITION: v. To pretend that you adore someone's pet even though it is annoyingly stupid, bizarrely threatening, or just plain stinky. n. A alarming pet or companion, which nevertheless requires fawning.

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mahch-oh-sham

Sentence: Cleo commented, "Does my pet asp frighten you? You are trembling." Mark lied through his teeth, "I'm not quaking in fear, my dear. It is cold in here. I'm shivering. You have a very nice asp!" Cleo, choking down the laughter beneath her smile, thought ... that's okay ... machosham that he is ... he's still my machosham! Mark just wished he could call the police!

Etymology: Macho Man, Sham. Macho Man: having or showing characteristics conventionally regarded as male, especially physical strength and courage, aggressiveness, and lack of emotional response. Sham: fake.

Points: 1535

Comments: Machosham

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-07: 11:46:00
I think Mark must be a machokissed to put up with that

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-08: 21:13:00
Mark might need to take a aspirin! Good word; luv the sentence.

Nosila - 2008-03-09: 04:02:00
Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut!

Nosila - 2008-03-09: 04:03:00
Mark was trying to avoid Cleo's Pyramid Scam...tut, tut!

Jamagra - 2008-03-09: 11:12:00
I can hear the Village People (who always appreciated a nice asp) singing "macho, machoshaaaaam!" Great word!