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'If you touch my side, I'm telling mommy!'

DEFINITION: v. To fight with your neighbors, not because of your differences, and not because of what you have in common, but simply because you are stuck right next to each other. n. A border between neighbors and enemies.

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Proxenmity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: proks en mitee

Sentence: Grace and Bill lived next door to each other and as a result lived in a perpetual state of proxenmity.

Etymology: Proximity (nearness;being close to) & Enmity (a state of deep-seated ill-will)

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Ruckusteering

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Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: ruk-us-teer-ing

Sentence: The Smiths and the Joneses were next door neighbors and were skilled at ruckusteering. Young Pauly Smith dreamt of an NBA career and spent many hours bouncing his basketball on the cement driveway. He also practised his clarinet rather poorly, late into the evenings. Old Graham Jones liked to start up the leaf blower early on a Sunday morning, and he often used his vast array of power tools until well past midnight. It was hard to focus on anything with such a constant din.

Etymology: 1.ruckus - a violent disagreement. 2. racketeering - engaging in a racket.

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COMMENTS:

Fresh aspect, sentence and verbotomy speak volumes! Good word for those loud car stereos, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:17:00

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Proxlimiter

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: prox - lim - eter

Sentence: We dubbed the two families down the block the Spatfields and Annoys. They were friends for years until they moved next door to each other. Since then, all they do is fight and argue and have became a source of both amusement and annoyance to everyone around them. Last weekend, in an attempt to "get away from each other" they erected a proxlimiter between the houses. It is an eight foot concrete fence with no "see throughs" and no gates. It goes clear from the alley to the street.

Etymology: Proximity + Limiter >>> Proximity (closeness; the state of being near as in distance, time, or relationship) Limiter (that which limits or restricts access)

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super sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:06:00

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Viceinity

Created by: starwarsgeek8

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Etymology: vice+vicinity

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Closeterphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: klose ter fobi ya

Sentence: Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, St.Pat's, most National holidays (July 4, July 1, etc.)Halloween and Thanksgiving were occasions for competitive decorating and the resultant closetrophobia. Who was going to out-decorate each other this occasion in the Battle of the Best Decorated House on Elm Street? The Smiths' and the Jones' went through this rivalry constantly. The Smiths' were good, but it was hard to keep up with the Jones'!

Etymology: close (near) & claustrophobia ( unnatural fear of enclosed spaces, confined spaces)

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COMMENTS:

Good one - Mustang, 2009-02-06: 00:04:00

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Maisonfrictionline

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: may/zon/frik/shun/line

Sentence: In every neighbourhood there is something known as the maisonfrictionline, a forcefield between properties, rife with petty territorial imperatives.

Etymology: maison (French for house) + friction + play on the Mason Dixon line

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COMMENTS:

inspired! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-05: 06:39:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-05: 11:53:00

de fine line! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 12:57:00

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Adjacentangle

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ad-JAIS-en-tangl

Sentence: Ever the aggressive and obnoxious lout Chad would grab any and every opportunity to employ various adjacentangle efforts to antagonize his neighbors, even going so far as to call them graphic names and to throw refuse onto their property.

Etymology: Blend of 'adjacent' (lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring) and 'tangle' (Informal. a conflict; disagreement: He got into a tangle with the governor)

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Good blend - TJayzz, 2009-02-05: 08:56:00

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Overfencive

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: oh ver fen siv

Sentence: Their overfencive was the only woman made thing visible from space.

Etymology: offensive, over fence

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but could you hear it?? - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-05: 11:01:00

great! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:05:00

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Satishisam

Created by: satishkumar

Pronunciation: sa thi sh i sam

Sentence: many people follow satishisam

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Cheekbygrowl

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: chēkbigroul

Sentence: The Murphys bought a minivan. Now their 5 children would not have to be packed in cheekbygrowl when they all traveled together. That's not to say they couldn't find other reasons squabble.

Etymology: cheek by jowl (close together; side by side) + growl (a low guttural sound of hostility in the throat)

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those feckin' Murphy's at it again? - galwaywegian, 2009-02-05: 05:35:00

first-rate pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:07:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-05: 05:53:00
Rather different from the definition I I submitted: DEFINITION: n. two sides of a border, one side peaceful, the other side violent. v. to live on one side, or the other, along such a border. CREATED BY: silveryaspen - 2009-01-28 It is hard to take credit for today's definition, which is excellent and I am honored it insipired your cartoon and definition today. Thank you for all the great cartoons and definitions.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-05: 11:50:00
Thank you for inspiring me! And thank you for letting us play with your words. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-20: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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