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  • My wife calls that 'moasting' - a cross between moaning and boasting.

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  • One of the best neologisms to bubble up during the Internet era is "moasting," a verb that combines the words moaning and boasting.

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  • Blackadder and Spitting Image, has observed a phenomenon at dinner parties which he calls "moasting," an unpleasant combination of moaning and boasting.

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  • Houellebecq, is a pure distillation of literary moasting, as high proof as it gets.

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  • Moaning and boasting at the same time. Seen here:

    "My friend John Lloyd, the producer of such TV shows as Blackadder and Spitting Image, has observed a phenomenon at dinner parties which he calls "moasting," an unpleasant combination of moaning and boasting. Complaining about the chalet girl in Gstaad, or about poor treatment at the hands of Virgin Upper Class, or how the Eton English master is not up to scratch. To bring two unpleasant phenomena into one intensely awful new form of whinge takes a particularly British form of negative genius."

    —Tom Hodgkinson, "The Idle Parent: We Had Children, Then We Complained," Slate, April 20, 2009

    April 28, 2009