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DEFINITION: n. A person who habitually looks for love in the all the wrong places and wonders why it always turns out wrong. v. To look for love in the wrong places.

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Wailinjennings

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: Waylon Jennings

Sentence: After checking out the refuse collection station, the palliative care hostel and the bipolar support group for potential partners, Stephen finally joined Wailinjennings Anonymous, where ironically he met a sweet girl. They fell in love and were promptly kicked out because their change of demeanour was anathema to the other miserable members.

Etymology: Waylon Jennings - country singer who was "lookin for love in all the wrong places" + wailing (crying or singing plaintively)

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Great song and verbotomy! You have a humringer here! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 12:19:00

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Loserchooser

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: lew - sur - chooz - ur

Sentence: Margie was starting to think of herself as a loserchooser. Over and over, she would have a magical evening where she thought she had met the person of her dreams. Pretty quickly she would realize that he was a total loser.

Etymology: Loser + Chooser >> Loser (One that is bad in quality) Chooser (picker: a person who chooses or selects out)

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COMMENTS:

rolls right off the tongue, meaning apparent, memorable, might fine rhymetime verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 11:39:00

funny! - splendiction, 2009-02-11: 16:01:00

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Hatingagency

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Hay-ting-ay-gen-see

Sentence: Since May's husband died 16 years ago, she had been all alone. Desperate for love she asked her friend's advice and she suggested joining a dating agency. Unfortunately May's advancing years had left her a little deaf and she joined a hatingagency instead. She didn't find love but she started to enjoy the animosity between her and the other members of this unique club.

Etymology: Play on Dating Agency

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funny take on the definition - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-11: 10:40:00

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Libidohno

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: li/bee/doe/oe/no

Sentence: Once again Sally was a victim of libidohno when she was lead by her errant hormones to a singles bar for transvestites.(not that there's anything wrong with that)

Etymology: libido + "oh no"

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being lead, her errant hormones were heavy metal? - readerwriter, 2009-02-11: 10:25:00

reminds me of the farside cartoons - silveryaspen, 2009-02-11: 13:38:00

Dunno which is worse...errant hormones or truant hormones. Eggzellunt word. - Mustang, 2009-02-11: 22:11:00

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Smlugg

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: smlug

Sentence: Shelly, was shmlooking for smlug in all the shmlong places!

Etymology: sssmmm...then a Slug - A lump of metal or glass prepared for further processing. In this case, a s-m-lugg is a person that isn't recognised as a good catch.

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Concupid

Created by: spotter

Pronunciation: Con cue pid

Sentence: Rick was concupid looking for love in the pharmacy. Marta said, "Suzy is so concupid."

Etymology: Con=Anti; Against Cupid= A symbol of love Therefor; Against a symbol of love

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Maidenchoice

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mādnchois

Sentence: Joice always seems to make the maidenchoice. She always seems to make decisions that keep her from meeting guys. Whether it's where she lives, between two retirement communities or her job in the morgue, she rarely finds herself in a position to meet anyone datable. The last handsome young man she saw in person was very cold, laying on a stainless steel table. The ugly hole in his head was a major deterrent to a night on the town.

Etymology: maiden (a girl or young woman, esp. an unmarried one) + choice (an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities)

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COMMENTS:

Does that mean that all the young women who live on Maiden Choice Lane won't find suiters? - otherguy, 2009-02-11: 07:28:00

or suitors... :-) - wayoffcenter, 2009-02-11: 07:59:00

Yes she's in a job where there is stiff competition to find a live one...especially with that co-worker of hers, Myra Mains! - Nosila, 2009-02-12: 00:39:00

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Blunderlust

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: BLUN-der-lust

Sentence: Elsie once again found herself suffering the pangs of failed blunderlust, looking for love in all the wrong places and for all the wrong reasons, and feeling used, abused and definitely discarded....and of course, vowing once again to never go that route again.

Etymology: Blend of 'blunder' (v. to err) and 'lust' (sexual urges), and a play on the word 'wanderlust'...(a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about)

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Proflidate

Created by: Negatrev

Pronunciation: Proff-lee-date

Sentence: Dave will never find love while he continues to be proflidate. Sharon realized that proflidating was getting her nowhere.

Etymology: From dating (To go on a date or dates with) and profligate (adj. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women") AND (noun. someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently or a wasteful person)

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Romanthick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: row man th ik

Sentence: his romanthick streak left him with a broken heart, two missing teeth and a black eye

Etymology: romantic, thick

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desthpicable!love it - Nosila, 2010-08-25: 22:07:00

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Comments:

silveryaspen - 2009-02-11: 12:33:00
Really enjoyed today's definition, James. It inspired such a remarkable variety of clever verbotomies,

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-11: 22:33:00
Thanks Silveryaspen! After reading the words today, it looks like a few of us have fell victim to blunderlust! I guess there is more than a few romanthick libidohnos among us. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-25: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by verbotomy. Thank you verbotomy. ~ James