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'Do not use in shower? That's so dumb!'

DEFINITION: n., A set of product instructions, or a warning label, which is so obviously self-evident that it should be completely unnecessary. v., To provide unneeded directions, advice and/or warnings.

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Redundaloquation

Created by: grohldberg12

Pronunciation: (ree-dun-duh-low-kway-zh[i]un

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Oklikethatsjustsilly

Created by: legion

Pronunciation: that-cartoon-is-very-silly-right-like-who-and-when-did-anyone-find-temselves-in-the-shower-using-a-hairdryer-you-are-already-out-by-then-derrrrrr

Sentence: ok, this one worries me a little!..i understand where you are going with this but in all honesty look at the image and read the text....if you have grabbed your hairdryer to dry your hair in the shower email me......YOU NEED HELP...excuse me but this is very silly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and also very untruthful

Etymology: i won't grace this with explanation...one word.......HELLO!!!!!!

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Stupifluous

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: stoop if loo us

Sentence: LuLu thought it ironic that when she bought a simple item like a comb for her hair, it came with lengthy instructions. Unwrap plastic around comb, place on top if head and pull through hair to detangle and smooth it. It was too bad that these stupifluous instructions did not come with furniture that needed assembly. Either the only clue to assembly was a simple diagram without enough detail or something written in Swedish. And don't get her started about those instructions that were very badly translated into English...they would have been clearer in their original lingo!

Etymology: Stupid (without much intelligence) & Superflous (more than is needed, desired, or required;extra;unnecessary)

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artr and it\'s fun to say. - artr, 2010-04-05: 12:08:00

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Duhrections

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dədirekshənz

Sentence: There are directions on products that make sense. Then there are duhrections that pluck at the nerves of the consumers who use them. ”Do not take internally” on shampoo; ”Keep hands and feet clear of spinning blade” on a lawn mower; ”contents may be hot” on a cup of coffee; DUHrections!

Etymology: duh (used to comment on an action perceived as foolish or stupid) + directions (instructions on how to reach a destination or about how to do something)

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Uselessain

Created by: jack189

Pronunciation: Use-less-ain

Sentence: Joe turned over the bag of peanuts and saw a warning label "Do not eat if allergic to peanuts". "What a Uselessain!" said Joe aloud.

Etymology: Useless(to have no use)+ ain(sufix used to create new word, changed it to a noun)

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Warnmenot

beardo

Created by: beardo

Pronunciation: Worn me not

Sentence: Kyle warnmenoted the instructions because he did not want to waste his time with common sense stuff.

Etymology: warn-inform, me-me, not- dont

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Dimstruction

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dim-struhk-shuh n

Sentence: Many products come with dimstructions, directions that are so obvious or illconceived that most people don't even bother to read them.

Etymology: dim (not clear to the mind) + instruction (knowledge or information imparted)

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Duhliterature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: duh-lit-er-eh-shur

Sentence: Reading the instructions on her hair dryer warning her not to use it while sleeping or in the shower, and the notation on the package of chips to 'open package, eat chips' Wanda was again reminded of all the duhliturature she'd encountered on other similar products.

Etymology: Blend of 'duh' (used derisively to indicate that something just stated is all too obvious or self-evident) and 'literature' (any kind of printed material such as labels, circulars, leaflets, or handbills etc)

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Nobvious

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nob/vee/us

Sentence: Ha ha how nobvious is that!! "Not for use by idiots"

Etymology: obvious + nob (silly person)

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Redunstruction

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Re dun struc tion

Sentence: Although it seems pointless to warn about obviously self evident dangers, redunstructions are very necessary as the companies don't want their products to be associated with the death of idiots (despite the advantage of eugenics in the Darwinian sense).

Etymology: Redundant (unnecessary) & instruction (imparted knowledge)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-09: 03:47:00
Great word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-05: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James