Vote for the best verboticism.

Verboticisms

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

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Holograham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hollow/gray/am

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person turning into a holograham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (sometimes you see it- sometimes you don't) + graham + hollow

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

Like the thought behind this one. Does Graham have a female counterpart! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:16:00

petaj that might be Holograndma (an elderly hermit), or Hollygram. - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:37:00

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Megon

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mē' - gŏn; (intr. v): mě'- gŏn - āte

Sentence: Al in the IT department, a noted megon, greets his coworkers with a vacuous stare whenever they approach him for help with the server.

Etymology: MEGO = acronym for "my eyes glaze over" + suffix -[a]n = relating to

Vote For | Comments and Points

Glistant

Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glist-ant

Sentence: "oh look, Marks gone all Glistant again!

Etymology: glare+distant.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Avoidatious

Created by: wtwhitaker

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Miraginist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: meer/ah/jin/ist

Sentence: He was such a skilled miraginist that no one ever knew if he was there or not

Etymology: mirage

Vote For | Comments and Points

Incommuninogo

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: im-ca-mewn-i-no-go

Sentence: Caller ID was the best thing to ever happen to Jason, who was able to to incommuninogo with a mere glance at the phone to confirm to whom he did not feel like talking. In person, friends could tell by a quick look at Jason's face if he was ready to engage or incommuninogo

Etymology: Incommunicado--In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate; In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness--replaced with no go at the end to imply a willful removal from interaction.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Faklusion

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: fey-kloo-zhun

Sentence: George saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming up to the door, so he went into a state of faklusion.

Etymology: fake + seclusion

Vote For | Comments and Points

Avoidout

Created by: Ashbolte

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Communicocoon

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: k'-mu-ni-K'-koon

Sentence: From time to time Bob felt the need to flee to his "cave" to escape 21st century electronoia. He would communicocoon himself, putting invasive emailers, delhi-diallers and, even, tele-friends in quarantronica. He was a electroglodyte. Roxie accepted Bob's strange state of mind; for, she thought, she had heard someone say that men are from Mars. Maybe, Bob was!

Etymology: Verb - blend of "communi"cate & cocoon: to retreat from unfriendly environment. Noun - blend of "electro"nic & troglodyte: one who lives in solitude (cavedweller).

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

Such a long word with "i" as the only ascender or descender makes my eyes glaze. Good word, though. - ErWenn, 2007-10-19: 09:46:00

does he emerge as a butterfly? - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

Yes, he does, as a 'social butterfly!' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:20:00

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

Zombiehaviour

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: zom-bee-heyv-yer

Sentence: Everyone knew when Matt didn't finish his portion of the project because at team meetings he'd switch into zombiehaviour mode.

Etymology: zombie (as in stunned) + behaviour

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

Osmosis - 2007-10-21: 23:15:00
Perhaps "denysolation" would be better for this definition and sentence.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-16: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

Create | Read