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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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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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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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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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Counsellerr

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kown sel ur

Sentence: her mother was the ultimate counseller and she was the ultimate counsellerr

Etymology: counsellerr=receive counsel and err any way

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Wisdampen

fabdiva

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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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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Contrijection

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: cont ri jek shin

Sentence: After asking my permission, which was immediately denied, she nevertheless ignored my wishes and contrijected me then and there, by turning around and displaying it as a done deal on her body!

Etymology: portmanteau of "contribution" and "rejection"

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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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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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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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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.