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Kibitzer

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. . . to describe certain frequent and frustrating situations.

A favorite book of mine ("Word Fugitives") does just that. People create and submit a newly created word for situations for which dictionaries and thesauruses are inadequate. Samples:
  • A word for those days when absolutely everything goes wrong (keys locked in car, debit card sliced, etc.): Try bad err day, karmaclysm or karmageddon.
  • Sometimes a solution makes a problem worse (e.g., football helmets were designed to prevent injuries but now they cause severe injuries): Consider wrecktification, dissolution or fixasco.
  • When someone begins to doze while seated and their head slowly droops downward, only to be occasionally jerked convulsively back up again: Call that a catsnap.
I challenge Boneyarders (you, too, lurkers!) to create new words for the following situations that we know all too well:
  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups.
'Yarders, you have been challenged. Let's see how creative you can be. Good luck.
 

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. . . to describe certain frequent and frustrating situations.

  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups. BUNNY FLOP!

The Most Missed Shot In Basketball
 

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I challenge Boneyarders (you, too, lurkers!) to create new words for the following situations that we know all too well:

  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups.


For the second scenario, what about bunniphobia or bunny flop?
 

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OK two for bunny flop. We may have a winner.
 

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  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
Volitis
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups.
Willnett Syndrome.....in extreme cases, hitting the bottom of the rim when shooting.
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Swintology.....the art of making baskets for the other team

Mulkability...the ability to make Mr. Blackwell cringe

Hatchelism...the ability to make even Mulkists cringe
 

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  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
Volitis
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups.
Willnett Syndrome.....in extreme cases, hitting the bottom of the rim when shooting.
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Swintology.....the art of making baskets for the other team

Mulkability...the ability to make Mr. Blackwell cringe

Hatchelism...the ability to make even Mulkists cringe

GENOISM - Compliment disguised as a Sarcastic Remark ??
 

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As I wrote, I thought of expressions, not words (which is acceptable).
  • Missing layups? The bucket stops here.
  • Playing down to weak competion? Mediocrity loves parity. Or something about a dull parity.
Not winners, to be sure, but I felt obliged to dip an oar into the water.
 

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Mediocracy? Everyone has an equal say in the mediocraty...
 

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These used to be called "snigglets."

My 2 faves:
- "Buckstasy" -- The elation from finding forgotten money in a coat/pants pocket.
- "Schwee" -- Sound the door makes on Star Trek
 

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If you miss layups, it's your best chance to be praised for doing the things that don't show up in the stat sheet.

If you play down to the competition, you can make new friends and influence coach to help you expand your vocabulary.
 

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[quote="sarals24, post: 12157Mediocracy.[/quote]

Classic!!!
 

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Mediocracy? Everyone has an equal say in the mediocraty...

In contrast to Mediacracy - the quality of announcers on ESPN.
 

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Voitlock – When the basketball gets lodged between the rim and the backboard.

Gription - The sound of sneakers squeaking against the floor during basketball games.

Begathon - A multi-day event on public television, used to raise money so you won't have to watch commercials.
 

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Cupcake envy - the desire to play like your less talented opponents.
 

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I was gonna post brickbunny, but, I concede superiority to "Lay-oop!"
too insensitive for general use, but "play down syndrome" is fairly accurate, at least.
 

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A malaise filled performance against a significantly lesser opponent...chumpdump
 

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The only snigglet I remember is Spork - half fork and half spoon
 

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I challenge Boneyarders (you, too, lurkers!) to create new words for the following situations that we know all too well:
  • The tendency for good teams (like, but not limited to, UConn) to play down to teams with level of a distinctly lower level of ability (e.g., UConn vs. Charleston, Tennessee vs. Auburn).
  • Cupchoke (if you lose)
  • Blunderwhelm (if you win)
Of course, for a phrase you have "choke on a cupcake".
  • Failure of good players to make what appear to be easy layups.
  • Lay-yip (the miss)
  • Lay-yipitis (the syndrome)
  • Putzback
  • Putbonk
  • Putboff
  • Tipout
 
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The folks in and around Pittsburgh, PA have doing this for scores of decades.
Joe: Jaetjet? ........ Did you eat, yet?
Fred: Nodju? ........No, did you?
 
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