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DEFINITION: n. Advice which is asked for, considered, and then promptly forgotten -- until it is too late. v. To ask for, listen to, and then reject or ignore advice.

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Wasdom

Created by: NoveliBear

Pronunciation: Woz-dum

Sentence: "Everything you tell him is just going to end up wasdom. You're better off focusing your efforts on people that actually learn from what you tell them." "My mom told me not to buy a heart-shaped neckless for my girlfriend. That's the best piece of wasdom I've ever heard. I guess it's back to online dating..."

Etymology: This word has a different embedded meaning for the giver and receiver of wasdom. In the former, it is a combination of WASteD and WisDOM. For those who fail to heed the advice the meaning fits the words WAS and WiSDOM, meaning it had value, but is currently worthless information. It also sounds like a common utterance by both parties after an avoidable mistake leads to an unfortunate outcome: "That was dumb!"

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Wisdampen

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: wiz-dam-pen

Sentence: Sarah was outraged when the new barista suggested that she substitute soy for milk in her morning latte. 'If I want your wisdampen, I'll ask for it', she barked.

Etymology: Wisdom - experience/knowledge. Dampen - throw cold water on.

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Inquirkyadda

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: in-KWERK-EE-YODDA

Sentence: Help me please she beckoned… But I had not quite reckoned- How rapidly discarded Would be advice departed. A mental intifada.... Don’t seek INQUIRKYADDA!

Etymology: INquiry+QUIRKy+YADDA(yadda)=INQUIRKYADDA.....INQUIRY: a request for information; 15th century.....QUIRKY: a peculiar trait; origin unknown Date: 1565 .....YADDA(yadda): alteration of earlier yatata idle chatter, probably ultimately from British dialect and argot yatter-yatter to chatter, of imitative origin Date: 1980 :)

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COMMENTS:

great sound to inquirkyadda - a fun to use word - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 21:46:00

hyperborean It sounds Spanish. - hyperborean, 2009-04-28: 00:58:00

metrohumanx You're all too kind.Thank you! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-28: 01:32:00

metrohumanx Vote early, vote often! A pox on poseurs! Throw the shills from the balcony! Twenty lashes with a wet noodle for stuffing the ballot box! Where's my medication? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-28: 01:35:00

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Valnurance

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: vaal nuur in ss

Sentence: Robert felt his opinion was of valnurance to Adam on whether or not to jump off a bridge because everyone else was doing it. Robert advised it was not a good idea pointing to the fact that they all had perilled. Adam seemed to agree. Then, instead of taking the advice, Adam went ahead and did it anyway just to be popular.

Etymology: Value (importance or need of something) + ignorance (not paying attention or valuing something)

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mrskellyscl Sounds like you've met my kids. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-27: 12:21:00

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Consultheyshun

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: rhymes with CONSULTATION

Sentence: Her consultheyshun with dad about getting the tatoo served to confirm her decision.

Etymology: From CONSULT (ask advice), HEY , SHUN (avoid).

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Counsilliness

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: cown-sill-ee-nehs

Sentence: "In the multitude of counselors there is wisdom," the Good Book says, but Tiffany consistently rejected the advice of her elders, calling it counsilliness.

Etymology: Blending COUNSEL, meaning advice, guidance + SILLINESS, meaning a lack of good sense

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now I understand the Tiffany reference - nice sounding word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

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Fadmonishun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fad mon i shun

Sentence: Betsy had asked her aging old hipster dude of a Dad as to whether or not she should get a tattoo. He told her to learn from his misspent youth and forget about putting graffiti on her body. His fadmonition clearly fell on deaf ears. She returned home with a large tattoo of Justin Bieber's initials on her arm. Dad advised her the whole story about his tattoos. He too had honored his favourite bands with tattoos. KISS on his ring fingers;THE KINKS at the nape of his neck;SPINAL TAP on his backbone;ABBAdomen on his stomach;THE STONES you-know-where and just above his heart, GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS.

Etymology: Fad (an interest followed with exaggerated zeal;popular trend) & Admonition (cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger);a firm rebuke)& Shun (ignore;avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Dissguidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: diss + gide + dans

Sentence: Natalie always practiced dissguidance by doing the opposite of what her friends and parents suggested; even though she asked for their advice. She would take up hours of their time, pleading with them to give her their counsel, concern and guidance; only to ignore anything they said.

Etymology: diss (diss, disrespect; to diss; to show disrespect or insult;), guidance (helping show the way, counselling, advice or giving direction), dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

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COMMENTS:

sounds familiar - good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

Really good word - so true. - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:14:00

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Counselectomy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cown/sell/ek/toe/mee

Sentence: Sally's mind took in the advice, performed a counselectomy and then promptly tossed it away.

Etymology: counsel + select + tonsillectomy

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brilliant.....remove all reason - mweinmann, 2009-04-27: 07:37:00

Good one...Dr. Truth operates again. - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 08:16:00

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Untakenwisdom

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: un-take-in-wiz-dum

Sentence: Rockford Kizzfan talked for several hours to his youngest sister Gailgroupeez to PLEASE not get a tattoo! He thought he had finally gotten through to Gailgroupeez of the perils of tattoos as you age in the business world... Only to find out the very next day his "untakenwisdom" was wasted on Gailgroupeez, as she gleefully showed Rockford her hideous huge tattoo of a local basement band that Gailgroupeez had just met!

Etymology: Un:To reverse or undo the result of a specified action. Taken:Understood in a certain way; made sense of. Wisdom: The ability to discern or judge what is true,right,or lasting;insight, common sense; good judgment.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you for the good advice. I have decided to take it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-27: 10:42:00
I have added a new "Twitter" function to Verbotomy. Now you can post your verboticisms directly to Twitter. Of course the trick with the Twitter, is that your post can only be 140 characters long, so some editing may be required ;-). The Twitter function pre-edits your verboticism to include the word, part of the sentence, your player name, and a link. You can edit this as you see fit. And of course if you have your own twitter account, you can also post there. See the Verbotomy Twitter Stream on the Verbotomy home page. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-27: 10:47:00
In other news, I found the bug in the weekly scoring totals, and I think I have corrected it. We will see... ~ James

readerwriter - 2009-04-27: 14:09:00
It's Springtime, James, when Bambi became "twitterpated." This is such exciting news, I am twitterpanting! You have seen that Verbotomy has been "twitterpatented," eh?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-28: 15:09:00
Yes, we're twitterpanting from the tips of our fingers to the bottom of our toes. Thanks! ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-02: 06:27:00
Ok wow! You've just pulled me back on here...I had this happen last week. I thought it looked like my definition so thanks for chosing my 3rd definition. :) It made me feel great thx! :) I needed that...NOW I've got to get to makng up words for the week :) Thanks James~ OH wow new feature all the better thx!!!! Inspired...I was losing faith in being creative on here anymore...I'm BACK :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-09: 00:39:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

karenanne karenanne - 2010-11-09: 16:38:00
I love the KISS tattoo on the dad! Precious.