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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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Cancelcounsel

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CAN-suhl-coun-suhl

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

Etymology: Blend of cancel and counsel

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COMMENTS:

I think cancelcouncil is perfect - wish I had another vote to cast! - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:15:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Solicadvicevade

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sol-iss-add-vice-eh-vayde

Sentence: "Do as I say not as I do, you have solicadvicevaded me all your life young lady - now scrape that Jonas Brothers tattoo off right now - here is my belt sander!!"

Etymology: solicit (as in request or seek) + advice (suggestion) + evade (as in avoid or ignore)

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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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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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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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Guidunce

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gīdəns

Sentence: Gerald was famous for seeking advice that he would reject if it didn't conform with what he had already decided to do. He is a guidunce. This is why he listens to Milli Vanilli casettes in his lime green Gremlin on the way to his job as a VCR repairman. He's going to do better though. He's halfway through an on-line course on repair of computer zip drives.

Etymology: guidance (advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, esp. as given by someone in authority) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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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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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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