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'Little ax, are you awake?'

DEFINITION: v. To talk to, encourage and advise inanimate objects, in hopes that they will work better. n. A person who talks to their tools, cars, kitchen appliances, furniture, or whatever...

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Anthropomoreprate

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AN throw po MORE prate

Sentence: "May I sit on you?” she said to the chair. “Of course I can. I know you don’t mind.” And then turning to the table, she said, “Now I will put my soup on you. Don’t worry it’s not too hot. Now then where was I yesterday? I was telling you about the time that I went to France twenty years ago and how I met that nice gentleman there, and…” All day long she would anthropomoreprate and we would have to listen to her anthropomoreprattle bore us to tears, other than to make us want to laugh. But she continued, as if everything around her had ears and held on to her every word.

Etymology: ANTHROPOMORPHIC: treating inanimate objects, gods, or animals like they are real MORE: lots, continuous PRATE: to talk too much in a stupid or boring way

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:) nice word there Kateinkorea! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 03:21:00

Great sentence, excellent choice and blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 09:52:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:14:00

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Gadgetyack

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gah-jet-yak

Sentence: Her gadgetyack was performed not only to encourage the lawn mower, but to scare all the neighbours into thinking she was crazy, and more importantly not to mess with her.

Etymology: gadget + yack (as in yackety-yak)

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Axecent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: aks sent

Sentence: When Wanda spoke to her ax, Blade, she spoke with an axecent, in the hopes that her husband, Biff, would not understand. His open-mouth snoring and drooling had gotten on her nerves. Log-cutter or not, it was time to ax him from her life. His bad habits annoyed her and she found him incredibly boring. When Wanda felt this way, she knew she had to act and get a replacement quickly. She needed to make room for husband #4, Axel, someone far more suited to her. He was handsome, rich and wanted her badly. She spoke tenderly in her axecent to Blade and encouraged him to use his power on the hapless Biff. She persuaded him to do the deed and bury him in the back yard with the first 3 husbands who annoyed her. They were dead only because she could not hack them anymore!

Etymology: Ax (an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle; to terminate) & Accent (a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation;distinctive manner of oral expression)

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COMMENTS:

What a hilarious story....great word. - mweinmann, 2009-03-25: 08:46:00

If ever discovered, she could claim it was an axident! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 09:57:00

axcellent - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 11:26:00

I think ax might need an accomplice to bury #3 - perhaps she would have to enlist the shove(woo)l - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:19:00

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Autopomorphize

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôtōpəmɔrfaɪz

Sentence: Most couples have ups and downs in their relationships. John and Camaro are no exception. Some mornings he has to sweet talk her just to get her to turn over. When she is happy she practically purrs. John’s male friends understand how he could autopomorphize his car. His female friends are just a little jealous of Cammy.

Etymology: auto (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people) + anthropomorphize (the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object)

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Inamation

Created by: Rapunzel2426

Pronunciation:

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Machintercourse

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ma-sheen-ta-cors

Sentence: Sharleen's children were stressed and jealous because their mother's machintercourse took precedence over any attention she gave to them. But, my goodness she never had a day's trouble from any of her appliances.

Etymology: machinery + intercourse (conversation - keep it clean!)

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COMMENTS:

now that's just too wierd! :) - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 06:05:00

it is a little disturbing - makes me wonder how you spend your spare time petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:22:00

Sounds borderline kinky. I LIKE it!! - Mustang, 2009-03-25: 23:41:00

Did Mach have intercourse? lol!:)funny! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-27: 05:30:00

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Utensilexicon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-tens-uhl-LEX-eh-kon

Sentence: Martha had developed her own very extensive utensilexicon, a language whereby she actually believed she could communicate with and encourage her kitchen utensils and appliances as well as other tools to behave in ways beneficial to her.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' (any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose) and 'lexicon' (the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc)

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Utensilexicon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-tens-uhl-LEX-eh-kon

Sentence: Rhoda had developed her own very extensive utensilexicon, a language whereby she actually believed she could communicate with and encourage her kitchen utensils and appliances as well as other tools to behave in ways beneficial to her.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' (any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose) and 'lexicon' (the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc)

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COMMENTS:

You picked excellent words for your etymology! Slides over the tongue nicely, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:01:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:26:00

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Toolekinesis

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tule/eh/kin/ee/sis

Sentence: Sam thought that by means of toolekinesis he could build his deck at record speed. He took it as a personal affront and considered it a rebellion when he accidentally screwed his foot onto a plank.

Etymology: tool + telekinesis

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Is Sam related to Tim the toolman on the tv show Home Improvement? - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:48:00

It's such a cute creation I can't help exclaiming Holy Tooledo! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:53:00

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Automobabble

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: aw-tuh-moh-bab-uhl

Sentence: In lieu of scheduled service on his car Tim talks to his Civic. His automobabble can be better described as begging or cajoling. "I know it's cold, please start today. Com'on baby don't quit on me. Get me home and I'll give you a little oil tomorrow".

Etymology: automobile (a passenger vehicle designed for operation on ordinary roads and typically having four wheels and a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine) + babble (to talk idly, irrationally, excessively, or foolishly; chatter or prattle)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-25: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:08:00
It was such a good definition and quite a challenge today, mweinmann!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:15:00
You don't have to ax me, I'll tell you James ... your cartoon succeeded in producing a lot of angstiety and axiety!

mweinmann - 2009-03-25: 11:21:00
Glad you liked it Silvery but, yes, it was a challenging one. I really enjoyed the cartoon....as usual.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-29: 11:21:00
Thank you again silvery and mweinmann. It is funny idea, because it is what we do. At least it is what I do, especially when I am working on the computer. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-07: 00:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James