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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


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


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Created by: jynx102

Pronunciation: Ihg-nar-nate

Sentence: My wife's tattoo is now droopy and it looks dilapidated. When we were younger she chose to ignarnate my advice and now she's paying for it.


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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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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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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 :)


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ink nord

Sentence: When Buffy asked her Pop if she should get a tattoo, he advised her against it. Afterall, he said, her tastes would change and she may regret it later. Imagine his surprise when his advice was inknored. Buffy came home with a wopping great rockband tattoo on her arm. Pop should have showed her his Twisted Sister tattoo on his buttock...

Etymology: Ink (tattoo) & Ignored (disregarded)

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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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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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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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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


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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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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