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'You must me so hot in those boots.'

DEFINITION: n. Anxiety caused by fear that one's body odor may offend others; often exacerbated when required to remove heavy sweaters, or footwear.v. To worry about the way you smell.

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Created by: AnnieChandon




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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: o/dor/os/is

Sentence: When ever she begins to sweat, her odorosis sets in and out comes the spray-on deodorant with its mists and whiffs of polluting fragrance.

Etymology: odor ('odour' in Canada because we stink differently from the rest of the world and put the 'u' in to blame you - "It can't be us stinking, we're Canadian.")+ neurosis


like the Canadian reference - porsche, 2007-04-26: 11:26:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: rez iss tench

Sentence: her natural resistench was so powerful, she was the only person who used the spa's sunbed fully clothed.

Etymology: resistance, stench

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ah-ROM-ah-larm

Sentence: Facing the upcoming gathering where he was about to meet the family of his fiance', Matilda, for the first time and fearing a 'sweating meltdown', Freddie's aromalarm went off which, unfortunately, caused an immediate and profuse perspiration attack.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'aroma' and 'alarm'.

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Created by: Noble

Pronunciation: in-stink-tive-ness

Sentence: When you just know, without actually taking your shoes off, that there will indeed be an unpleasant smell...



nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-04: 10:42:00


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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: FETT-id-RED

Sentence: Like aroma from cheese it’ll rise in your head- The terror of reeking called FETIDREAD!

Etymology: FETID+DREAD= FETIDREAD.....FETID: having a heavy offensive smell; Middle English, from Latin foetidus, from foetēre to stink.....DREAD: extreme uneasiness in the face of a disagreeable prospect, causing fear or awe, great fear especially in the face of impending evil or embarrasment; Middle English dreden from Old English drǣdan (“‘to fear, caution against’”), aphetic form of ādrǣdan, ondrǣdan (“‘to advise or counsel against’”) from and- "against" + rǣdan "to counsel, advise". Akin to Old High German intrātan "to fear".


metrohumanx - metrohumanx, 2009-11-12: 06:28:00

metrohumanx November 17: The Leonids Typically the Leonid shower is a weak display, with fewer than a dozen meteors per hour radiating from Leo’s Sickle. But the parent comet, 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, tends to create narrow concentrated streams that can produce brief but prodigious displays. That was the case during the late 1990s, and we might be in for a reprise this year. A predicted pulse of activity on November 17th — with hundreds of meteors per hour — will involve contributions from the comet's spewings in 1102, 1466, and 1533. - metrohumanx, 2009-11-12: 06:31:00


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Created by: heb319

Pronunciation: my oda fobic

Sentence: Henry was too myodaphobic to remove his shoes in front of his new girlfriend.

Etymology: my oda-odor phobic

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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: smelf-con-shus

Sentence: when i realised i would be expected to take off my shoes i started to feel very smelfconcious

Etymology: smell, selfconcious


Hehe! Love the sound of it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-04-26: 05:02:00

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2007-04-26: 10:50:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: oh/der/rawt,

Sentence: When ever Jenny begins to sweat, she becomes odorwrought and she has to bring out the spray-on deodorant with its mists and whiffs of polluting fragrance which overcomes all around her in the office. Jenny's severe case of odorosis and subsequent spraying has caused six secretaries to ask for transfers to the suburban branch office.

Etymology: ODORWROUGHT - noun - from ODOR (a sensation perceived by the sense of smell) + OVERWROUGHT (excessively nervous, or agitated)


very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-07-03: 10:49:00

with all those transfers smells like a rort to me - OZZIEBOB, 2008-07-04: 06:50:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: snif - fryt - nd

Sentence: Waldo felt sniffrightened when he was asked to take off his shoes. Had had taken Maggie to a Japanese restaurant and he couldn't remember if he had washed his feet.

Etymology: sniff, fright

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta.
Thank you magenta! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 00:56:00
Vonnegut Week's top Verbotomist, Rikboyee, reveals his secret creative strategy! Read The Verobotomy Interview: Rikboyee on the Verbotomy Blog.

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 10:59:00
I really enjoyed reading the Rikboyee interview. Perhaps you could choose random verbotomists to interview from time to time. It adds yet another dimension to an already fabulous game.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-26: 13:53:00
Hey Jabberwocky, Excellent idea! Are you, perchance, offering yourself for a splinterview? (Note: Splinterview is word created by Rikboyee to describe the way I spliced together our email exchange to create the "interview" for the blog.) I would love to splinterview the winner each week, and I see you are very near the top of the list... I have also heard rumours, although it is not official yet, that the winner this week will be awarded a Verbotomy Cup (See the sneak preview here) imprinted with the Author's own Verboticism. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2007-04-26: 14:20:00
While it would be a frabjous (blend of fair, fabulous and joyous, taken from the Lewis Carroll poem about the Jabberwocky)honour to be splinterviewed, I have been close many weeks but have a difficult time maintaining my stamina. I suspect the winner this week will be Petaj who has put in some superlative words. There are also several dark horses moving up as well, along with the indomitable Stevenson0. The cup is tempting though - great idea

petaj petaj - 2007-04-26: 19:11:00
OOh that cup looks great. I hope I can hold on to my lead with those dark horses closing in.

Mustang - 2008-07-03: 06:14:00
Psychosis....good one. gmta?

artr artr - 2009-11-12: 03:41:00
Not to be THAT guy but shouldn\'t the first line be \"You must BE so hot in those boots\"?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2011-04-01: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by magenta. Thank you magenta. ~ James