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Contramentor

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-truh-men-tawr

Sentence: After a series of poor results following advice offered by a co-worker Joyce started using him as a contramentor, doing just the opposite of whatever he suggested. So far things are going along swimmingly.

Etymology: contradiction (asserting the contrary or opposite) + mentor (a wise and trusted counselor or teacher)

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Badvice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: badvīs

Sentence: Jill would often seek out her uncles’s badvice, knowing that she was on the right track if she did the opposite. To date her best reversal was to invest in this quirky little company called Apple who her uncle said would never amount to anything.

Etymology: bad (of poor quality; inferior or defective) + advice (guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative)

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Advichuck

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ad-veh-chuck(ed)

Sentence: Tiffany threw herself down on the bed. "Whatever!" Linda knew that this was the signal that she was now done listening. As usual, she totally advichucked her mother's opinions. "Honey, I thought we agreed -- no tatoos untill you're at least nine." "Besides, how do you know you're still going to like The Jonas Brothers when you're eleven?"

Etymology: advice: an admonition or opinion regarding one's action or conduct. + chuck: to toss or throw; disregard, (British slang--shut up)

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COMMENTS:

I guess we both know Tiffany pretty well! - readerwriter, 2009-04-27: 14:11:00

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:21:00

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Counselavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOWN-Suhl-uh-vert

Sentence: As was her usual practice, Lyndsey would ask those about her for advice on pressing problems, then would do her puzzling counselavert routine and do what she had intended to do from the start.

Etymology: Blend of 'counsel' (advise or advice, guidance) and 'avert' (turn away, avoid, prevent)

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Fadmonition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fad mon ishun

Sentence: "So you would not take your Old Man's advice about the tattoos?", said her father. "No, Dad, your fadmonition was out of date advice. I love my tattoo of You need to get with the program!", responded Priscilla. She proudly showed off her shoulder with it's "Nickelback" Tattoo. "But Honey", said her father, "I warned you what happens when you age and the skin sags and shrinks and you realize that there's no fool like an old fool!" "Dad, at least my tattooist could spell right...the tattoo on your back side says "The Loin King"!

Etymology: Fad (an interest followed with exaggerated zeal) & Admonition (cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger))

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LOL...you did it! - readerwriter, 2009-04-27: 14:04:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:28:00

Excellent word! Ha ha! "loin king" - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:12:00

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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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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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Comments:

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.

'You got the tattoo!?'

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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