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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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Drillvel

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: drill/vil

Sentence: It may seem like drillvel but it works.

Etymology: drill + drivel

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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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Woktalk

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wok tok

Sentence: Judy talked to her appliances. She'd have a toaster toast; a spout shout; a fridge bitch; a kettle prattle and her favourite was a woktalk. She loved to stir-fry gossip and chopped vegetables with her fancy new wok, Wokker, the Texas Ranger. He understood her better than her husband and didn't argue back. One day, Judy and Wokker plotted the demise of her hubby, Ralph. By having a woktalk with her sharp knife, David Bowie and her ax, Nurse Hatchet, Judy's plan to eliminate an animate object was coming together. Ralph's shaver, Darth Razor, overheard the plotting and yelled at Ralph, "Run, don't Wok!"

Etymology: Wok (pan with a convex bottom; used for frying in Chinese cooking) & Talk (express in speech)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Autopomorphize

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôtōpəmɔrfaɪz

Sentence: Most couples have ups and downs in their relationships. John and Camaro are no exception. Some mornings he has to sweet talk her just to get her to turn over. When she is happy she practically purrs. John’s male friends understand how he could autopomorphize his car. His female friends are just a little jealous of Cammy.

Etymology: auto (a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people) + anthropomorphize (the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object)

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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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Persuadethething

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Pər-ˈswād-the-thing

Sentence: Jeff snored so loud that his wife Michelle never even got a wink of sleep,often she would lay awake thinking of solutions to end his awful snoring. One night out of sheer frustraion she grabbed Jeff's ax out of his tool box and started to "persuadethething" to jump out of her hand and clunk Jeff in the head! ~:-0

Etymology: Persuade;To to plead with or urge. The;before consonants usually thə, before vowels usually thē, sometime before vowels also thə; for emphasis before titles and names or to suggest uniqueness often ˈthē. Thing;An object.

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Inamation

Created by: Rapunzel2426

Pronunciation:

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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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