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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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Idiotickers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: id-e-ot-ik-ers

Sentence: The Speebee team rambled on with idiotickers during the interview.

Etymology: A play on the word Idiot- An utterly foolish or senseless person.

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Patterup

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: patt-er-up

Sentence: The whole side fronted up for the patterup with the journalists after winning the game. The PITCHer started up first with his SPIELE, which soon degenerated into a garBALLed outpouring. His teammates all started shouting the usual cliches about the proverbial wire, the good fight put up by the opposition and taking just one game at a time.

Etymology: Batter Up - baseball term to call up the next batter + patter (speech - especially fast/rehearsed) pitch (salesman's speech) spiele (German for games) ball (as in games)

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COMMENTS:

Classy. The (not so) subtle innuendo adds another level to the pun and hints insightfully at the obsequious relationship between media and sport - emdeejay, 2008-11-27: 04:42:00

It's a hit we can all have a ball using! - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:29:00

You're a diamond in the rough, petaj...and you keep all your bases covered! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:03:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Platidude

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: platiˌdoōd

Sentence: They won the big game so the reporters immediately descended on the team platidude. He was a sure-fire source for over-the-top ready-made, who's-your-daddy, can't-be-beat, who-wants-pie, in-your-face one-liners.

Etymology: platitude (a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful) + dude (a man; a guy)

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COMMENTS:

Always admire and appreciate those 1 letter changes to a word that mades it a blend of two words then have it fit the definition to a T. - silveryaspen, 2008-11-27: 12:46:00

so subtle I didn't notice it until I read the etymology - what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 13:18:00

Hey, Dude, love your word! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:08:00

Good one - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-29: 14:45:00

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Jockscrap

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: jok sskrapp

Sentence: his jockscrap stunk even more than his joclstrap used to.

Etymology: jock strap, jock crap

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 09:07:00

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Lexicononsense

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Lex - i - con - non - sense

Sentence: Speaking lexicononsense, Rick relived the play-by-play highlights of the chess tournament for his hometown. He was receiving the "hero's welcome" after having defeated Boris Batanov in a cliff-hanging, last minute capture of his Queen.

Etymology: Lexicon ( A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary) + Nonsense (Words or signs having no intelligible meaning)

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COMMENTS:

Good word...makes you wonder how many chess sets end up in pawn shops! - Nosila, 2008-11-27: 20:06:00

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Sportled

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: sport-old

Sentence: The spokesportsman sportled a badinage of thisthat until he ran out of stupidendous chitchat.

Etymology: Sportled: a play on sports, oracle, and chortled. Stupidendous: a play on stupid and stupendous.

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Beefcant

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: beef/cant

Sentence: Once all the sports writers were present, the football hero rolled into his beefcant of all the wonderful things his team did on the field today.

Etymology: BEEFCANT - noun - from BEEFCAKE (men with muscular physiques) + CANT (to speak in a jargon, or secret language; to use phraseology particular to a group)

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or can't as in can't speak - great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-27: 09:15:00

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Puzzeal

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: pez-zel

Sentence: Some people get butterflies in their stomachs, but Kimberly gets bullfrogs in her throat whenever she's excited. "I was just so happy when the final season of LOST started that I couldn't even talk during the first commercial break," she recounted. Sadly, Kimberly is not alone and suffers alongside dozens of stars of romantic comedies. Luckily science can help! PhunPharmasuitcals introduces Puzzealia, a new medication to treat sufferers of Puzzeal. Side effects include: broken eyeballs, leprosy, and cannibalism.

Etymology: Puzzle (confuse) + Zeal (excitement)

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Mumblephoria

Created by: iwanttodirect

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Comments:

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