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'Little ax, are you awake?'

DEFINITION: v. To talk to, encourage and advise inanimate objects, in hopes that they will work better. n. A person who talks to their tools, cars, kitchen appliances, furniture, or whatever...

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Gadgetyack

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: gah-jet-yak

Sentence: Her gadgetyack was performed not only to encourage the lawn mower, but to scare all the neighbours into thinking she was crazy, and more importantly not to mess with her.

Etymology: gadget + yack (as in yackety-yak)

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Anthropomoreprate

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AN throw po MORE prate

Sentence: "May I sit on you?” she said to the chair. “Of course I can. I know you don’t mind.” And then turning to the table, she said, “Now I will put my soup on you. Don’t worry it’s not too hot. Now then where was I yesterday? I was telling you about the time that I went to France twenty years ago and how I met that nice gentleman there, and…” All day long she would anthropomoreprate and we would have to listen to her anthropomoreprattle bore us to tears, other than to make us want to laugh. But she continued, as if everything around her had ears and held on to her every word.

Etymology: ANTHROPOMORPHIC: treating inanimate objects, gods, or animals like they are real MORE: lots, continuous PRATE: to talk too much in a stupid or boring way

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COMMENTS:

:) nice word there Kateinkorea! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 03:21:00

Great sentence, excellent choice and blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 09:52:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:14:00

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Frwrench

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fur - rench

Sentence: Suzy slowly turned the bolt and this time; used soothing words spoken in frwrench. It seemed to work as the wrench smoothly fit over the bolt and responded to her parisian accent. Job done, thought Suzy as she tipped her beret....

Etymology: french (a romantic languate), wrench (a tool used to tighten bolts).

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COMMENTS:

tres bien! - Nosila, 2010-10-07: 21:52:00

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Objecterize

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Ob-jek-ter-ize

Sentence: In Sally's sleepless thoughts she would often objecterize an ax across flying across the room to clunk her sleeping husband in the head with...so he would stop snoring.

Etymology: Taken from the word ~ Object -Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing. 2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object of contempt.

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Carmmunication

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärmyoōnukāshun

Sentence: We think it all started to go wrong when Chad named his car Rusty (short for rust bucket) Next he was indulging in carmummication, coaxing it to start on cold mornings, asking it to stop making those odd noises. Soon it spilled over to most every inanimate object he came into contact with. He has been known to demand an explanation from the company laserwriter when his document doesn't print correctly. If he sets a pen down on a table and it starts to roll, he will bark "STAY!" Friends are beginning to worry.

Etymology: Communication (the imparting or exchanging of information or news) + Car (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of)

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More common than one would think - am I correct computer? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:20:00

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Objectihifive

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ob + jekt + eh + hi + fiv

Sentence: Cecile often gave her posessions an objectihifive when they performed well and also, she just talked to them because they became dear to her.

Etymology: Object, Hi, High Five >> To greet or say hello to an object and encourage it with a High Five.

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COMMENTS:

Nice play on the word objectify - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:03:00

works for me! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 11:26:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Cute word - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:41:00

Great! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:34:00

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Axplain

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: aks playn

Sentence: Mary had to axplain to her trusty hatchet what would happen when she could not hack her snoring hubby anymore.

Etymology: Ax (edge tool with heavy sharp blade) & Explain (define, make to understand)

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Utensilexicon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-tens-uhl-LEX-eh-kon

Sentence: Rhoda had developed her own very extensive utensilexicon, a language whereby she actually believed she could communicate with and encourage her kitchen utensils and appliances as well as other tools to behave in ways beneficial to her.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' (any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose) and 'lexicon' (the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc)

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COMMENTS:

You picked excellent words for your etymology! Slides over the tongue nicely, too. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 10:01:00

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:26:00

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Utensilexicon

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-tens-uhl-LEX-eh-kon

Sentence: Martha had developed her own very extensive utensilexicon, a language whereby she actually believed she could communicate with and encourage her kitchen utensils and appliances as well as other tools to behave in ways beneficial to her.

Etymology: Blend of 'utensil' (any instrument, vessel, or tool serving a useful purpose) and 'lexicon' (the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc)

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Stillifecoach

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: still leye fff kowch

Sentence: Dorothy was a stilllifecoach on speaking terms with her red shoes and intimate with a tin man.

Etymology: still life, life coach

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Your refer to those in the land of Oz won some Ahhhs! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-25: 14:34:00

intimate with a tin man? you and petaj have obviously been talking - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:25:00

I'm picturing the tin man in red high heels in bed with petaj with an ax "to grind"!:) LOL - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-27: 22:54:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-25: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:08:00
It was such a good definition and quite a challenge today, mweinmann!

silveryaspen - 2009-03-25: 11:15:00
You don't have to ax me, I'll tell you James ... your cartoon succeeded in producing a lot of angstiety and axiety!

mweinmann - 2009-03-25: 11:21:00
Glad you liked it Silvery but, yes, it was a challenging one. I really enjoyed the cartoon....as usual.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-29: 11:21:00
Thank you again silvery and mweinmann. It is funny idea, because it is what we do. At least it is what I do, especially when I am working on the computer. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-07: 00:19:00
Today's definition was suggested by mweinmann. Thank you mweinmann. ~ James