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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: gcolton




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Created by: iluvenglish

Pronunciation: sroo-hard

Sentence: he has been srewharding onto that bottle of gatorade for the past fifteen minutes for exercise.

Etymology: screw, hard

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Cir cum fail urence

Sentence: When the vein in his head popped out of place after a long bout of circumfailurence, he handed the jar to his wife who opened it easily. "I loosened it for you," he boasted.

Etymology: Circumference (the size of something as given by the distance around it) & failure (not successful)


love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-26: 15:06:00

Happens everyday in households round the world... - Nosila, 2008-09-26: 20:21:00


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Created by: idavecook

Pronunciation: S

Sentence: Henry, despite all his schroucherization, could not budge the cap from Helen's bottle of nail polish remover.


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Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (tr. v.) tôrk'ē-māt

Sentence: Max torquemated the mason jar lid until his fingers bled and teeth cracked.

Etymology: From Torquemada (1420 – 1498, first Inquisitor General of Spain, as a homage to his torture techniques) + -ate (suffix = a stem on which a verb may be formed)

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Created by: tumblebehr

Pronunciation: Strugg ner



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Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Vlas-uh-kin-uh-TROH-payt

Sentence: Scooter loved Granny Mabel's homemade preserves, but some of them had been canned so long ago that he often failed to vlasikinetropate well enough to get them open without resorting to hammers or screwdrivers.

Etymology: Vlasic: a brand of pickles that come in impenetrable vacuum-sealed jars + Kinetic: a visible expenditure of energy + Tropism: motion derived from stimulus, such as hunger + Pate: referring to the forehead area which reddens and sweats during this process.

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Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: e-pic-twist

Sentence: John was epictwisting so long to open the jar of tomato sauce that he began to hyperventilate.

Etymology: epic (saga) Twist (to turn)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rist sist

Sentence: Stanley could normally open anything but this pickle jar was determined to wristsist all his efforts. Try as he mite, he could not open it. What he did not realize was that he had met the leader of the Wristsistance in his fridge, Colonel Cornichon. The Colonel had dilliberately held his position and mobilized his highly trained commandos, The Gherkins, to hold off Stanley's attacks. When Stanley held their stronghold under hot water and tapped it with a knife, the Colonel knew the siege was almost over and mustard his courage and sent out an SOS (Sweet or Sour) signal: "Mayo-day, Mayo-day, we don't relish this a salt. Although we've worked hard for our bread and butter, pickles, it is time to use our brines and admit defeat, since wristsistance is futile and sing the old war songs. 'Goodbye, Piccallili, Farewell Leicester Square, it's a long, long way to sip a sherry, but my heart's right there'. Dill we meet again, in the Alimentary Canal, I salute you."

Etymology: Wrist (a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones) & Resist (refuse to comply;withstand the force of something;elude, especially in a baffling way)


Can't open the pickle jar? No big dill! Great paranomasiac story... - LoftyDreamer, 2008-09-29: 20:23:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: jahr-CHAH-chah

Sentence: Bob found himself totally in a jarchacha, when in front of Mrs Sanchez, who he wanted to emundorosape perfectly, even to her love of Latin-American dancing and body-building, he couldn't, despite straining every muscle, open a jar of gerkins.

Etymology: Blend of Jar & Cha-Cha


funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-26: 15:00:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James