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Hiburbate

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: high-burr-bate

Sentence: With his phone left in the car, Steve was able to enjoy the day strewn about on the grass in the park hiburbating in peace.

Etymology: Hibernate + ***********

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Deafhere

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: /Deh-ef-he-ear/

Sentence: Mrs. Soul patched the call through to her secretary. "I thought I told you I wasn't here?", she said, you just have to turn a deafhere.

Etymology: Deafhere n., hybrid of the nouns deaf and here, and inspired by the phrase "to turn a deaf ear", which is a common adult tactic and defense mechanism. Is the spell checker new to this site? I just noticed it now. Don't expect a reply of course, in the circumstances I mean.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I have not encountered a spell checker...but definitely a double-point word, S ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:31:00

It must be my new browser....who thought that was a good idea? - scrabbelicious, 2008-09-18: 16:49:00

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Dodgecluse

Created by: Osmosis

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Catatalkic

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: cat-a-talk-ick

Sentence: Nancy's constant catatalkic state had the entire office avoiding her. This ploy worked well for Nancy because it meant that she could actually get some work done for a change.

Etymology: catatonic + talk

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Fakecant

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fake-cant

Sentence: You could tell by the fakecant look on Bob's face that he was either trying to avoid contact with the rest of us or he was called back to his home planet. Either way, he wasn't missed.

Etymology: fake: having a false or deceiving appearance + vacant: not occupied, empty

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Hollowgraham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hawl/oh/gram

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person who could turn into a hollowgraham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (three dimensional photographic image - sometimes visible, sometimes not) + graham + hollow

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heh! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:31:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-18: 10:15:00

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Blankit

Created by: brimuth

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Amstilloutside

Created by: oxinlingo

Pronunciation: am-still-out-side

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Socialnoism

Created by: edhine

Pronunciation: social-no-ism

Sentence: Bob's socialnoism was well known to the Schwann man.

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Zoneduff

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ZZZZone-duh-FFF (alt. zoneduffer)

Sentence: BigBob was likeable enough, but he had an annoying habit of ZONEDUFFING while you were talking to him, and you never knew how long he had been incommunicado. We did extract a measure of revenge when the whole department took a subway ride to the trade show. We all got on the train, and just before the doors closed, everyone jumped off - leaving BigBob on the express to Harlem instead of going downtown. BigBob the ZONEDUFFER stared from the rear window of the subway car as it slowly vanished into the rat-infested subterranean dimness of the "Big Apple"...and forever into our memories.

Etymology: ZONED out+ DUFF = ZONEDUFF.....zoned out: late 1960-ish phrase meaning " to withdraw into a semi-pleasant introspective state of sensory withdrawl, induced by lack of sleep or excessive ingestion of contraband".....DUFF: disparaging regional term meaning "to leave (one's comrades) abruptly, secretively or without prior warning"....."Dude! Why did you DUFF on us last night?"

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metrohumanx No BigBobs were harmed in the writing of this FICTITOUS sentence.... - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 02:06:00

Sounds like he was zonedeaf, too! - Nosila, 2008-09-18: 01:30:00

Amidst the woes on Wall st - missed this one. Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-30: 17:49:00

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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.

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