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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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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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Machintercourse

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ma-sheen-ta-cors

Sentence: Sharleen's children were stressed and jealous because their mother's machintercourse took precedence over any attention she gave to them. But, my goodness she never had a day's trouble from any of her appliances.

Etymology: machinery + intercourse (conversation - keep it clean!)

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COMMENTS:

now that's just too wierd! :) - galwaywegian, 2009-03-25: 06:05:00

it is a little disturbing - makes me wonder how you spend your spare time petaj - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:22:00

Sounds borderline kinky. I LIKE it!! - Mustang, 2009-03-25: 23:41:00

Did Mach have intercourse? lol!:)funny! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-27: 05:30:00

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Neurhetorical

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nur rhet or a cle

Sentence: We all give in to that pixilated urge to talk to objects. Here are some examples of neurhetoricals. "Please, please, start" the mechanic begged the groaning car that would not spring to life. The painter said to his brush "Don't be such a drip." Watching impatiently, Emeril said to the water for pasta "How long is it going to take you to come to a boil?" When it did, Emeril praised it with his famous "Bam!" Then of course, the opposite of a neurhetorical can happen, too. For example, the little boy with a face smeared by chocolate icing explained to his mother "The cake kept calling to me, mom. Honest! It kept saying 'lick me, lick me!'"

Etymology: NEUROSIS -a mild disorder, one where an individual succumbs to the urge to talk to objects. RHETORICAL - relating to the skill of using language effectively and persuasively. RHETORICAL QUESTION - question asked for effect that neither expects nor requires an answer. The last part of this verbotomy is homonymous with ORACLE - an object, that has become a shrine, people visit to ask questions and seek advice; the most famous being the Delphic Oracle of Apollo. Such people are beyond nuerhetorical, because they expect the shrine to answer!

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great combo silvery - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:23:00

Good word...it's like when donuts call your name or something in a store window says, "Buy me, Buy Me!" - Nosila, 2009-03-25: 15:44:00

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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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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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:) 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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Inamation

Created by: Rapunzel2426

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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Carmmunication

artr

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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Incarnatoonist

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: ihn-carh-nay-toon-ihst

Sentence: Celeste's first words were spoken to the shiny black buttons on her car seat. Her all-time favorite movie was "The Brave Little Toaster." Now, all grown up, she truly believed, as all incarnatoonists do, that at night her applicances came to life. And so, at the end of every day, she left a note near the dirty dishes instructing them to take a bath and dry themselves off before she saw them again in the morning.

Etymology: From INCARNATE, meaning embody, personify + CARTOONIST, meaning one who creates caricatures

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wonderful combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-25: 15:21:00

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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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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