Vote for the best verboticism.

'I'll make everyone erase their hard drives!'

DEFINITION: v. To enthusiastically tell and share a lame joke with an unwilling audience. n. A person who does not realize that their sense of humor is not appreciated and laughs loudly at their own jokes.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You still have one vote left...

Nilarious

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: nill-air-ee-us

Sentence: Lauren is so nilarious that people are always forgetting to laugh at her jokes.

Etymology: nil, hilarious

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

how sad - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:38:00

Unfortunately, Lauren is not alone...good word, Purple! - Nosila, 2008-04-01: 15:05:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Jestershmuck

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: JES-ter-Sh-muhk

Sentence: Bob, who was keen to impress the boss's daughter, fancied himself as a comedian. Sadly his jokes, which always had a yiddish flavour, were bad; in fact, they were worse than that, they were terrible. So terrible that at his looming others literally went scurrying out of the way, sometimes running into one another. "Good yontiff, pontiff," he would call to his Catholic compadres at Easter or Christmas. And coming upon the local rabbi, seated at the time, he golemically gurgled: "Did you hear about the Jewish art collector, who became a Christian? He exchanged his Rubens -for a Goya..!" So taken back was the poor man that he almost tipped over backwards off his chair. Finally there was agreement between friend and foe alike, that this schlemiel needed, figuratively, a "frosk in the pisk.' Calling him in for a chat, Roxie said, "You are not here today because we think your yiddish humour is funny. We think it's time for you to make a change." Bob paused, and let the gravity of the situation sink in. "Friends," he said, with a hint of a smile; yes, true, it's time for me to move to a deeper understanding of the art of comedy than I have ever known before. Suddenly, quick as a flash, and without warning, he came forth with, " Confucuis say: If at filst you don't succeed - mally the boss's daughter." Roxie was shocked as anyone, and all there began to speak amongst themselves. Cringing in the expectation of more jokes, Roxie exclaimed, "Perhaps, there just so much more to learn about him; what is he: a yold, a yekel or jestershmuck?"

Etymology: JESTER:clown, joker, comedian & SHMUCK -from Yiddish:dope, bore, jerk, bumbler. YONTIF: Holiday, celebration, festivity. GOLEM: fool, simpleton, graceless.GOY:Gentile. SCHMIEL:fool, social misfit. FROSK IN THE PRISK:slap in the face. YOLD, dolt. YEKEL:sucker.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Schmuck, a Yiddish word, has a range of meaning depending on context. In its most innocuous use, a schmuck is a person who does a stupid thing, in which case "dumb schmuck" is the appropriate expression. A schmuck's behavior ranges from pesky and inconsiderate, to obnoxious and manipulative. A schmuck's personality type ranges from jerk to bastard. Schmucky behavior also falls within a range of intentionality. Some schmucks carefully plan their bad behavior, some only a little, and some not at all. For example, the bastard may spend considerable time planning his bad deeds. In contrast, the dumb schmuck and the pesky behave badly without any forethought. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:51:00

you're such a mensch, OB. - stache, 2008-04-01: 09:27:00

Oy, from your lips to God's ears! Who knew? I get geschnecktigezoik just reading the story! - Nosila, 2008-04-01: 22:29:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Missterical

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: miss/tare/i/cal

Sentence: Ralph thought everything he said or did was hysterical but it was in fact missterical.

Etymology: miss + hysterical + mystery

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Interesting blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:34:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Obliviass

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ə-blĭv'ē-as'

Sentence: "HE SAYS HE THINKS HE KNOWS YA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" Glen shouted the punchline and roared with laughter, utterly convinced his joke had killed, as the silent group around him at the cocktail party began to dissipate. "He's such an obliviass," muttered Fran to Zoey as they made their way to the bar.

Etymology: 'obli,' var. of 'obla,' from Lennon and McCartney, normally associated with 'dee' or 'dah,' denoting a carefree attitute; 'via,' by way of; 'ass' (bef. 1000; ME asse, OE assa, prob. hypocoristic form based on OIr asan < L asinus; akin to Gk ónos ass), beast of burden.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

nice twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:38:00

I heard that Glen is not as big a obliviass as he used to be - he's on a diet! Good word & great etymology. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:34:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Technodweeb

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tek-no-dweeb

Sentence: Maurice is an absolute technodweeb who thinks he's very hip about all computer related information but he's actually thoroughly clueless and has most of his friends snickering at him behind his back.

Etymology: Blend of 'technology' (the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area : engineering) and 'dweeb' (slang meaning an unattractive, insignificant, or inept person)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Witticissistic

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: wit/ti/sis/sis/tic

Sentence: John was a witticissistic who loved his own sense of humour and the jokes that he wrote and was constantly pushing them on his unlaughing friends.

Etymology: witticism + narcissistic

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 11:06:00

you da man. - stache, 2008-04-01: 18:41:00

Outstanding. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:16:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Witlesscism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wit les sisim

Sentence: When Leonard told his girlfriend Penny about his great empty virus folder joke, she neither understood nor appreciated his witlesscism. Her nerd alert button had gone off for the last time and so she walked out on him. He was so busy on his laptop that he did not notice for 3 or 4 hours. Then the Penny dropped...him.

Etymology: Witticism (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter) & Witless ((of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgmentor humour)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Antitain

Created by: davem

Pronunciation: "Anti" 'i' pronounced 'eye'; 'tain' rhymes with 'main)

Sentence: To John, who had not seen Monty Python's Search For the Holy Grail, Eric's constant, giggling intonations of "burn her! she's a witch!" and "we are the Knights who say Ni!" and other lines of Pythonese amounted to back-breaking antitainment.

Etymology: Anti (the opposite, as in antithesis) tain, truncated form of "entertainment."

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Wonderful wit! And quite true about people spoiling the fun by taking humor out of its rightful context. Well named. - janebrowne, 2008-04-01: 12:17:00

nicely done. good that you put a clear pronunciation guide-my first thought was anTIshen. - stache, 2008-04-01: 16:01:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Ignorrant

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: ig/nor/rant

Sentence: It was April Fool's Day and Justin, the small company's sole male employee, was making more of an "ignoranus" of himself than usual. In hysterics, he explained over and over why that "Empty Folder Virus" was so funny. Molly paid no attention to Justin's ignorrant. She did, however, wonder if the Saran-wrap covering the toilet bowl in the men's washroom would ever be traced back to her.

Etymology: ignorant + rant

Vote For | Comments and Points

Comediot

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: com-E-dE-ot

Sentence: Jill thinks she is the life of the party, telling her stupid jokes that have no punch line, and go on and on with no end in sight. Being the only one laughing you'd think she has to realize she is a complete comediot and not a canidate for comic relief.

Etymology: comedian/idiot

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-01: 14:37:00

I like this one. compact and to the point, plus it fits the def. - stache, 2008-04-01: 20:55:00

Great word. Very descriptive and blunt. Wish I'd thought of it. - Mustang, 2008-04-01: 22:22:00

Spot on. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 22:24:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-01: 08:58:00
Nice seasonal selection; I have to admit you had me for a minute.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-01: 12:36:00
Thanks stache. I was wondering if anyone would get my joke... I was starting to think that I'm just a nilarious jestersmuck, or maybe a farcefeeding obliviass. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-01: 13:27:00
Got me as well, ya toonatic!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-10-24: 00:40:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes. Thank you purpleartichokes. ~ James