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Verbotomist's Delight

This is a Darwinian greenhouse. Please rate each verbotomy. Click on the "Up" arrow if you liked it. Click on the "Down" arrow if you didn't. To see the top verboticisms for each definition, visit the archives on the Verbotomy Blog.

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Didn't you used to be my Bank Manager?

DEFINITION: v. To deny one's accomplishments, or minimize one's abilities in order to obtain a job. n. A resume, or list of qualifications, which has been disembellished and disemboweled to meet extremely low job requirements.

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I've been pre-approved for a new credit card?

DEFINITION: v. To offer pre-approved credit, loans or sweepstake prizes in order to lock the some poor sucker into permanent usury. n. Junk mail, spam or telemarketing offers for pre-approved credit and loans.

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I don't let my laptop date!

DEFINITION: v. A software update or patch which uses up a ton of memory and hard drive space, stalling the computer with a crippling case of performance anxiety. n. To stall out a computer by installing a software "upgrade".

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But why did you say

DEFINITION: v. To win approval by carefully omitting any and all facts which may put the "correct" decision in jeopardy. n. A form of persuasion, or perhaps deceit, which is based on selective omissions.

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Eureka! We discovered a new galaxy!

DEFINITION: n. The stars, lights and birds that circle your head when you hit it REALLY hard. v. To watch the stars that circle your head after impact.

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Honey, have you seen Wilbur?

DEFINITION: n. The tight-packed wads of fluff found in the dryer after doing laundry. v. To uncurl and dissect the fluff found in a dryer while trying to figure what it once was.

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Why did you say

DEFINITION: n. A person who lives in their car because they have lost their home. v. To live in your car.

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Wow! This anti-aging cream really works!

DEFINITION: n. Creams, potions, and other concoctions which allegedly mask the effects of aging. v. To apply creams to your skin in a desperate attempt to make yourself look younger.

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