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

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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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Contramentor

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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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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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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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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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Ignarnate

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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Inknored

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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Caushun

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cor-shen

Sentence: Foulia, consulted her mother for a caushunary tale on choosing a hairstyle for a job interview. The slimy looking green locks did not work to her advantage and she was shuffled out of the interview in less than 5 minutes.

Etymology: caution (warn) + shun (ignore)

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:22:00

Good one, petaj...hair, hair! - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 22:52:00

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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.