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'We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of "a" words. '

DEFINITION: v., To speak in an inspirational but perhaps incomprehensible manner by stringing together a series of grunts and clichés. n., An inarticulate TV or radio, post-game interview, typically given by a panting, toothless, sweating, verbally-challenged, and hugely overpaid, athletic superstar.

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Patwha

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pat/whah

Sentence: His religious patwha was so confusing I didn't understand a word.

Etymology: patois + wha (short for what?)

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Earnacular

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: urn ak yool ar

Sentence: After the Stanley Cup final which saw his team lose by 25 to 0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team captain was interviewed on national television. Big Bobby NoFrontTeeth, who's annual salary was 18 million dollars, was analytical about his team's loss to the only team who had not won since 1967. Speaking with sweaty hair, toothless grin, and a vocabulary in monosyllabic syntax, he was philosophical. In his earnacular, he figured their loss was due to the fact that the other team got more goals.

Etymology: Earn (acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions;earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages) & Vernacular (the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language);a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

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This is a great word; can be used in other situatuions such as some overpaid superstars/personalities who gained fame for no good reason. - splendiction, 2010-04-22: 21:27:00

Cheers, splendiction. - Nosila, 2010-04-23: 01:06:00

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Jockanderthalese

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JOK-an-der-THAWL-eez

Sentence: Spurred on by the victory and adulation of the fans, the pigskinese of the full-back, during the after-match interview, went from golemic gridiotic to jockanderthalese.

Etymology: JOCKADERTHALESE: blend of JOCK: (short for jockstrap) slang term for an athlete; ANDERTHAL: as in neanderthal - uncouth in manners or appearance. Syn: boorish, clownish, loutish, oafish. & ESE: suffix denoting a language, dialect or parlance. PIGSKIN: Slang term for a football; pig and its grunting & ESE: as in languages as computerese. Golemic: Blend of goal & golem +ic (yiddish) for graceless, tactless, foolish, robotic - altho, not necessarry intentionally.

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quite a tongue twister - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:17:00

Gotta love an athletic supporter! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:07:00

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Showmethemumble

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: show-me-thuh-mum-bul

Sentence: he was an outstanding athlete, but it was well known that in every interview he would showmethemumble

Etymology: show me the money, mumble

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nice - bookowl, 2008-02-04: 16:02:00

My favorite! Cuts right to the heart of it all ... the money! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-05: 07:40:00

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Schwarzenabble

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: ˈʃvaɐt-sən-ae-bEl

Sentence: I haven't a single idea what the public announcement at the mall is schwarzenabbling about. For god's sake, the management should replace the bad speakers!

Etymology: 1) Schwarzenegger: refers to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks. 2) Gabble: rapid and indistinct speech.

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Super Duper! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 01:24:00

Thanx Silveryaspen. It's time to cast my vote for today! - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 10:59:00

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Superfludundant

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: soo-per-flue-DUN-dant

Sentence: Giving his usual superfludundant gobbledygook responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams' victory, Garrison felt was making a good impression on the tv audience while in fact few people actually understood a word of his gibberish.

Etymology: Blend of 'superfluous' and 'redundant'....a word that is doubly redundant/superfluous itself.

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just trying to say the word gets your point across - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:21:00

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Platichatter

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platichatər

Sentence: After an embarrassing comment or two, the coach decided to give players a few talking points to consider. Now the post-game interviews have become so much platichatter.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + chatter (talk rapidly or incessantly about trivial matters)

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

Pronunciation:

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Stumbledumb

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: stuhm bull dumb

Sentence: The sportscaster said "Oh!" After a long pregnant pause, he uttered "Uh Oh!" Then breathed a long sigh. Then seconds later "Oh No!" with another long sigh, followed by heavy breathing, then by "Eh!" He gulped a few times, then groaned and moaned. Then switched to "Yeah" .... "Come on" .... "Ah Hah!" "Mmmm Hmmm" then "Hooray!" Not once, did he anounce the fumbles, followed by the touch down. That sportscaster's stumble blocks made him the epitome of a stumbledumb!

Etymology: Stumblebum and Dumb. Stumblebum - an offensive term for somebody who appears to do things in a blundering unskillful way. Dumb - Encarta gives the 7 definitions listed and at least the first 5 apply (#3 especially): 1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence ( informal insult ) 2. offensive term: an offensive term meaning unable to speak 3. temporarily speechless: temporarily unable to speak because of shock, fear, surprise, or anger 4. done without speech: performed or expressed without using speech 5. intentionally silent: deliberately not speaking or refusing to speak 6. producing no sound: designed or adapted to produce no sound 7. lacking human speech: lacking the power of speech because not human

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Sounds great! :-) - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:10:00

too true - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:20:00

Like it - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:43:00

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Glibanterosis

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: glib-ANT-er-OH-sis

Sentence: After polishing off a magnum of Serbian Plum Brandy, the JOCK-ular comments spewing forth from the ancient jargonauts on the sports channel seemed to lack a certain...clarity. Through judicious use of the MUTE button, we were able to avoid much of the GLIBANTEROSIS which accompanied the pre-game pseudo-shows. It was probably the hogshead of mead we consumed while waiting for the forty-pound bioengineered hybrid turkey to glaze over, but our guest from Slovakia found the narratives much less confusing than I did.

Etymology: GLIb+BANTER+OSIS=GLIBANTEROSIS.........GLIB:marked by ease and informality, nonchalant,showing little forethought or preparation,lacking depth and substance,marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful;probably modification of Low German glibberig slippery.....BANTER:to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner,to speak playfully or wittily;origin unknown.....-OSIS:suffix impying an affliction.

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metrohumanx Please have a SAFE and SOBER holiday. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-27: 10:14:00

What holiday is it over there? - logarithm, 2008-11-27: 11:05:00

I'm pouring you a shot of my private stock of slivovica to celebrate your nice create and the holiday! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:34:00

Happy Thanksgiving Metro!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:16:00

Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends south of the border! We Canucks had ours 6 weeks ago to avoid the rush. - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:01:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-04: 03:25:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-22: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James