DEFINITION: v. intr., 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.

We played our A-Game today! Luckily there were a lot of

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Beefcant: /beef-cant/ 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: beefcake (male with a muscular physique) + cant (jargon, lingo) Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Beefcant:

purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00
very nice!!!!!!!!

purpleman, 2008-02-04: 18:11:00
wow its weird that no1 is puting any commants

silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 21:01:00
Any comment I make would have me blushing and giggling … but I’ll share … finally. Stevenson, beefcant is a most appealing verboticism! Simply, because we ladies always like the beefcake that always comes with it!

Verbarrhoea: /Verb-A-ree-aar/ I was watching that boxer on TV the other day, Chris Eubank, and he was talking such verbarrhoea! He was all over the place. They get paid millions to dance around like a ponse and speak utter balls. Pah! Etymology: Verbal – Involving skills with words in a spoken manner. Diarrhoea – frequent, nasty and excessive bowel movement. Created by: Dougalistic.

Comments on Verbarrhoea:

sean30, 2008-02-04: 16:03:00
He is one of many “sports stars” that speak Verbarrhoea!!

Mustang, 2008-02-04: 18:52:00
Excellent description of ‘jockese’ mumbo jumbo which is generally nothing more than a cliche’ festival.

Trightning: /tryt-ning/ John Edwards’ speeches are sheer trightning. He tries to convince poor people he’s one of them with rapid-fire down-home folksiness and then disappears, like a fart in the wind, off to another rally in his private jet. Etymology: trite + lightning Created by: Banky.

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Jabberwocky, 2008-02-04: 13:40:00
very nice

OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-04: 15:09:00
I like it!

purpleman, 2008-02-04: 15:38:00
i like it but its hard to pronounce

Superfluent: /soo – PER – floo – unt/ Lindal gave his usual superfluent responses to the rapid fire questions about the game following his teams’ victory even though he had little to do with the outcome. Etymology: Mix of superfluous and fluent Created by: Mustang.

Comments on Superfluent:

Maxine, 2008-02-04: 08:40:00
Very clever, and it sounds natural, too!

ErWenn, 2008-02-04: 09:57:00
So natural that I was convinced it was an actual word for a moment!

HerOralHighness, 2008-02-04: 17:54:00
nice one

purpleman, 2008-02-04: 22:52:00
very good!!!!!!!!!

bananabender, 2008-02-04: 23:53:00
A good blend!

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Verbotomy2008-02-04: 03:25:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James


DEFINITION: v. tr., To write an email while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. n., An email or blog post where the author has chosen to ignore standard literary and social conventions — thanks to a liberal consumption of alcohol.

What do you mean I'm too drunk to email my boss?

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Eepissle: /eee piss ill/ his eepissles had cost him three jobs, two wives and custody of three rather fetching goats. Etymology: epistle e-mail, pissed Created by: galwaywegian.

Comments on Eepissle:

Maxine, 2008-01-31: 07:33:00

ErWenn, 2008-01-31: 09:33:00

Jabberwocky, 2008-01-31: 11:24:00
you are so funny

OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-31: 22:28:00
great sentence; nice word! Hope he didn’t become the but of everyone jokes!

Nosila, 2008-01-31: 23:22:00
letter perfect, galwaywegian!

Etoxigram: /EE-tok-si-gram. The word would appear in print as E-toxigram./ Upon reading the first words of the etoxigram, Bob’s boss realized that Bob was cybersloshed again. It read, ” i hdd a f-ewe shotz @ MOZZZ, bhuut iM nut P155’d or brit schlitzy. N E. whey iV phound “42” inn th’ i’z ov MY K9 M8***** saulz a A bitt p2C2@E === C u L8rrr///>. Etymology: E- from email; TOXI from intoxicate & GRAM: a “written” message sent by email. “42” : the answer to life, and everything. (Hitchiker’s Guide) P2C2E: a process too complicated to explain. Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Etoxigram:

chaiandallthatjazz, 2008-01-31: 10:42:00
great word!

silveryaspen, 2008-01-31: 11:51:00
Unique creation of drunken web abbreviations …great sentence!

Jabberwocky, 2008-01-31: 12:02:00
even your slurry sentences are entertaining – great word

Stevenson0, 2008-01-31: 23:21:00
A most creative sentence to go with your brilliant word!

Tequimail: /-təˈkiˌmeil-/ Tequimail is the most dangerous of all forms of drunken internet usage: not quite as incoherently dismissible as bourblogging, more damagingly personal than margareplies, easier to slip into than mai typos, and more common than champosting. Etymology: from tequila + e-mail Created by: ErWenn.

Comments on Tequimail:

sean30, 2008-01-31: 15:17:00
So true, the most dangerous of all usage forms.

silveryaspen, 2008-01-31: 11:58:00
Great liquor-upped verboticisms all through your sentence!

libertybelle, 2008-01-31: 14:22:00
Terrific words! I think bourblogging is my favorite though!!

ErWenn, 2008-01-31: 21:53:00
Personally, I’m a fan of “mai typo”.

OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-31: 23:13:00
Very E-sloshed; nice word!

Tipsymail: /-tip-see-mayl-/ Our senior co-worker, Frank, would enjoy himself at Happy Hour at the bar next door to the office, but then he’d sometimes return to work, and tipsymail the group about next week’s assignments. It’s hard to believe that someone can ‘slur’ in e-mail like that… Etymology: tipsy – slightly intoxicated or drunk (from Middle English, typen “to upset, overturn”) + e-mail (short for electronic mail — but of course, you already knew that.) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Tipsymail:

silveryaspen, 2008-01-31: 11:39:00
Last sentence really cracked me up!

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Verbotomy2008-01-31: 01:50:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Nosila. Thank you Nosila. ~ James

Dougalistic2008-01-31: 04:25:00
3 people came up with the word inebriated.. Hmm I sense a conspiricy theory here! Haha.

Verbotomy2008-01-31: 07:44:00
Maybe we’re all drinking from the same bottle. ~ James


DEFINITION: v. intr., To identify so strongly with character from a book, show, or urban legend, that you become convinced that the story is actually about you. n., A person who believes they are a fictional character in wonderfully tragic and heroic story.

I am King Kong!

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Biographoon: /bi-og-ruh-foon/ That stupid orphan boy has been wearing those glasses ever since he read the Harry Potter books, and I heard that he is such a biographoon, he’s even considering getting a lightning bolt tattooed on his forehead. Etymology: Biography combined with buffoon. Created by: zebrahdh.

Comments on Biographoon:

silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:32:00
Clever combo!

zebrahdh, 2008-01-24: 21:21:00

OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-25: 03:40:00
I think it the same boy, having killed his mother and father, threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan! But after all an autobiography is a popular form of fiction in which the writer is always the hero! Interesting word.

Fictomaniac: /fik-to-MEY-nee-ak/ Obsessed by Disney characters, but a frazzled fictomaniac, Bob’s “plutolatry” convinced him of his true identity. Etymology: Blend of Fiction & mania Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments on Fictomaniac:

silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:31:00
So right on the definition. Good one!

Jabberwocky, 2008-01-24: 12:05:00
love plutolatry

Skitsophrenic: /-skit-suh-fren-ik-/ Every time Julian watches the movie Star Wars, especially the jedi fight scenes, he becomes a total skitsophrenic — he thinks he’s Luke Skywalker, and he jumps up and starts fighting off illusionary enemies with his imaginary lightsaber. He’s such an autobiografool! Etymology: skit – a short literary or theatrical piece, or sketch (from Old Norse, skjuta “to shoot”) + schizophrenic – term used to describe a person with multiple personality disorder (from Greek, skhizein “to split” & phrenic “of the mind”) Created by: Tigger.

Comments on Skitsophrenic:

Dougalistic, 2008-01-24: 04:30:00
Good word tigger!! Love the word use and blendage! 🙂

silveryaspen, 2008-01-24: 09:34:00
Great creation!

OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-24: 16:10:00
Great word, but don’t let Julian watch “Sybil”

Dejalieu: /day-ja-loo/ Unfortunately, when Sandra read The Metamorphosis to her rodent friend, he experienced such a strong feeling of dejalieu that he turned into a large roach and had to be smashed immediately. Etymology: deja vu (a familiar feeling) + in lieu of (in place of, or instead of) Created by: yellowbird.

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Verbotomy2008-01-24: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by Dougalistic. Thank you Dougalistic. ~ James

silveryaspen2008-01-25: 11:30:00
Everyone got me-deep into this definition!

You made that without using a real turkey?

DEFINITION: v. tr., To leave out an important ingredient when you are sharing a favorite recipe so that no one else can make it taste as good as yours. n., A recipe that is missing one or more key ingredients.

You made that without using a real turkey?

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Lessipe: /less-uh-pee/ I used my mom’s lessipe for spinach and artichoke dip, but it seemed to be missing something – perhaps spinach? Etymology: less, recipe Created by: purpleartichokes.

Comments on Lessipe:

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 05:26:00
Then there’s Mom’s guessipes… add such-and-such “til it looks right”.

Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:43:00
Sounds somewhat similar to my own ‘messipes’.

remistram, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00
Funny!…got my vote!

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:42:00
I cook like your Mom – drives everyone crazy but means I usually do the cooking – hmm might have scuppered myself there

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 10:22:00
You and my mom ought to write a lookbook.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:12:00
Great word!

Recipiece: /res-uh-pees/ Karen: “This chocolate cake doesn’t taste the same as yours. Did you give me the right recipe?” Barb: “Yes, I gave you my special chocolate cake recipiece.” Karen: “Did you say recipe, or recipiece?” Barb: “Would I hold back on you? I definitely gave you my recipiece!” Karen: “I think you’re saying recipiece….” Etymology: recipe + piece Created by: Stevenson0.

Comments on Recipiece:

Jabberwocky, 2007-11-22: 09:38:00

purpleartichokes, 2007-11-22: 18:25:00
Semi-delicious word!

Chickenanery: /chik-en-an-ury/ A devious friend played some serious chickenanery when she gave me a foolproof recipe for chicken divan. It turned out to be just divan. Etymology: chicanery (deception) + chicken Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Chickenanery:

Mustang, 2007-11-22: 07:40:00
Very good! Wish I’d thought of it first.

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-22: 16:09:00

Leftouters: /left-ow-turs/ I agreed to host a Thanksgiving leftovers party but the recipes I found on line were more like leftouters Etymology: left out + leftovers Created by: porsche.

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Verbotomy2007-11-22: 00:01:00
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Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

DEFINITION: n., A wear mark, or shiny spot, which appears on a heavily used computer touch-pad, mouse or keyboard. v. tr., To wear down or erode through repetitive clicking, tapping or poking.

Tap-tap-tap and my hair falls out.

VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)

Keyrode: /key rode/ When I looked down to hunt and peck my name into the system, I couldn’t tell what I was doing because the letters had been keyroded away. -or- It was obvious the computer had seen heavy use because half of the keyboard and both mouse buttons suffered heavy keyrosion. Etymology: key (from keyboard keys) + rode (from corrode (to wear away through contact over time with chemicals, oils, etc…in the case of keyrosion the oils and ridges of our skin working together to keyrode the plastic finish. Created by: Buzzardbilly.

Comments on Keyrode:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:39:00
Great word: great debut!

Padtina: /pad-teena/ What a lovely padtina you have on your desk remarked a colleague. Etymology: pad + patina Created by: porsche.

Comments on Padtina:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:45:00
Great word!

Keypetitive: /kee-pet-i-tiv/ Because she didn’t own a joystick, the letters ‘s’ and ‘l’ disappeared from her keyboard by the constant keypetitive clicking required by the computer game. Etymology: key + repetitive Created by: Stevenson0.

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OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:38:00
Very good word!

Mouseketear: /mouse-keh-tare/ Sally was so busy scrolling through ebay that she didn’t notice that the mousekewear had swiftly become a mouseketear. Etymology: mouse + tear (rip) + mouseketeer Created by: Jabberwocky.

Comments on Mouseketear:

OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-20: 16:41:00
Very clever! Perhaps you need a cybercat!

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Verbotomy2007-11-20: 00:01:00
Today’s definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie! ~ James