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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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: oh ver fen siv

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

Etymology: offensive, over fence


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

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


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: nay-gresh-un

Sentence: Nancy was so full of neighgression with her neighbor, Ned. For some strange reason...all she ever wanted to do was to ring his neck!

Etymology: Neigh - Part of "Neighbor" - One who lives near or next to another. Gression- Part of "Aggression" - The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.

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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


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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: proksenuhmeez

Sentence: A deep snow, hours of shoveling and a limited number of parking spaces can make proxenemies out of previously-friendly neighbors.

Etymology: proximity (nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation) + enemies (an adversary or opponent)

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Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: e:mág:on:á:lie:n

Sentence: Relations between Manfred and Tobefrank got so bad, almost unimaginably bad, that the local neighbourhood watch insisted they increase the width of their imaginotline or move to another ghetto.

Etymology: A truce declared between 1-) Imagine: To conceive or form an image in one's own mind. 2-)Maginot line a line of defensive fortifications constructed by the French along their eastern border, extending from Switzerland to Luxembourg, between 1929 and 1936. • [as n. ] (also Maginot line) an impressive but often ineffectual means of protection or defense

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: TER i WAR ee yul

Sentence: I can't stand my roommate. He is more than just territorial he is terriwarial. Every time I so much as even enter 'his side' of the living room, he's ready to battle.

Etymology: TERRITORIAL: guarding and defending an area deemed to be ones own WAR:

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: nay-bick-er-ly

Sentence: Even Mr. Rodgers would begin to feel neighbickerly if he lived next to the Johnsons. They have tacky lawn ornaments and loud parties. They have several cars that use all the parking spaces and let Fido run through the neighborhood to potty in everyone's pansies. But what really cheesed us off was when they yelled at the kids for going on their lawn to fetch their baseball.

Etymology: neighborly: acting as a friendly neighbor + bicker: petty squabble

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Created by: meateatingorchid

Pronunciation: pra-cks-sim-i-war

Sentence: I waged a proximiwar with my little brother on the long card ride to Mickey D's.

Etymology: Proximity and war-words commonly found in a dictionary, a legendary tome that barely anyone reads.


Good verbotomy. Welcome! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-06: 22:32:00


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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Vex-dor-nay-bers

Sentence: Whenever Sally and Jim were in close proximity of each other they became vexdoorneigbours. They had to be separated at all times. Their mother put it down to a touch of sibling rivalry but the plain truth was they actually couldn't stand the sight of each other.

Etymology: Vex(annoy,make angry) + Neighbours (persons or place in relation to others next to it) See Next door neighbours


terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-05: 11:00:00

I think those two used to be my vexdoor neighbors. - Mustang, 2009-02-06: 00:03:00

Really good! - kateinkorea, 2009-02-06: 02:18:00


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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)


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


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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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