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Fauxpaw

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōpô

Sentence: Buffy just can't seem to get things right. She doesn't quite understand the etiquette of the local dog park. She is always the one who creates the fauxpaw. All the others are having fun roughing around when she arrives. As soon as she tries to join in, the people there start screaming at her and pulling their dogs away. Its not her fault that the Pomeranian looks and sounds just like a squeaky toy. Such is the life of a pitbull.

Etymology: faux pas (an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation) + paw (an animal's foot having claws and pads)

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COMMENTS:

It gives one paws... - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-21: 12:47:00

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Steporidae

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: step/or'/i/dee

Sentence: Warren loved to surf to leporidae.com where he could chat about all 54 species of rabbits with other rabid fans. He didn't like to log on, however, if "Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog" was already online. Caerbannog was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered creature ever to visit a website, and Warren could just imagine Caerbannog's big, pointy teeth! Warren had plans to attend night school and become a veterinarian. After getting his degree, he would finally be able to leave his current job at "Hoppers", the pet store specializing in rabbits and hares. Caerbannog, on more than one occasion, had steporidaed all over Warren's idaes about self-betterment which made Warren furryous. "Some people just don't carrot all," sniffed Warren as he surfed to a different site.

Etymology: step + leporidae (the rabbit "family" in scientific classification)

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COMMENTS:

I hope Warren finds somebunny to love. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 09:54:00

"Caerbannog was the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered creature ever to visit a website" He might have bunion or myxomatosia - he should seek treatment. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:50:00

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Villainet

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: vill - an - net

Sentence: Flossie became a villainet soon after she joined Facebook. One minute she was your friend; the next she was making cruel, nasty comments on your "wall"....weaving a net of wicked social networking.

Etymology: villain (wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately) --> i-net (The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet) -- > net (a trap made of netting, or short for internet)

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Acrimonymiss

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ack - ruh - MONE - ee - miss

Sentence: Blanche never misses a chance to point out other people's mistakes or weak points and considers herself to be a bit better than everyone else. But she is regarded in her social circles as an acrimonymiss because of the nasty manner in which she delivers her criticisms.

Etymology: Blend of acrimony and the title 'miss'

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Scapegoatherd

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: scape/goat/herd

Sentence: Jim established himself as the official scapegoatherd in the office. He carefully rounded up his victims from the weakest links he could find and took great pleasure in tormenting them.

Etymology: scape goat + goatherd

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COMMENTS:

Song of the day - that goatherd song from Sound of Music. YODELAAAHEEEE! Good word Jabber. - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-02: 09:56:00

Loud was the voice of the lonely scapegoatherd Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-02: 11:45:00

That's "goating" to extremes. Maybe he was the Goatfather! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-02: 20:40:00

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Sociabully

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: so-sha-bul-ly

Sentence: Janet,the sociabully vilified Mrs. Sweetly at the red hat ladies luncheon so nastily that even Mr. Rodgers would have imagined booting her out of the neighborhood.

Etymology: social:relating to human society and its members + bully: a person habitually cruel and overbearing (wordplay on "sociable")

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Blunderboss

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bləndərbôs

Sentence: Harry works for a complete blunderboss. She is so busy proving she is right that she doesn’t have time or interest in people’s feelings or thoughts. As she has stomped her way up the corporate ladder she has picked up the nickname of Thunderfoot.

Etymology: blunderbuss (a short-barreled large-bored gun with a flared muzzle, used at short range/an action or way of doing something regarded as lacking in subtlety and precision) + boss (a person in charge of a worker or organization)

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Browserbeat

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: brow ser beet

Sentence: By day, Faye was a mild mannered person. But at night, in front of her screen with several cocktails under her belt,Faye loved to browserbeat others on websites and networks where she could remain anonymous and insulting to vent her spleen at will. It's like addiction fed the other.

Etymology: Browser (Computer Science A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks) & Browbeat (bully;dominate;intimidate)

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Blunderella

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: blun-der-EL-lah

Sentence: Ellen was known (behind her back, of course) as blunderella for her lousy social skills and the appellation was derived from her uncanny ability to immediately turn a friendly discussion into a disaster thru her mindless though unintended insults which usually targeted the most innocent of the participants.

Etymology: Blend of Blunder and the name Ella, a far fetched play on the name Cinderella.

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What happens to her at midnight??? - Nosila, 2009-05-22: 00:10:00

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Dreadbeat

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dred-beet

Sentence: Behind her back, all of Sandra's social circle called her the dreadbeat as they all dreaded the malicious and mean spirited attention she would give them at parties, on Facebook and even thru emails.

Etymology: Bleand of 'dread' (horrible, terrifying) and 'beat' (to sound, as on a drum) - also, a play on the word 'deadbeat'

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-02: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by doseydotes. Thank you doseydotes. ~ James

Jamagra - 2008-04-02: 00:18:00
Dang! Where can I get those shoes?! Love them! ...and another fabulous cartoon to add to an abunnydant collection.

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-02: 07:09:00
I want the bunny!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-02: 07:32:00
The shoes and bunny are available in my imagination... And now, I guess they are part of yours too! You can wear them while you're playing Verbotomy. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2008-04-02: 09:50:00
Ouch! The varmint bit me! Bad Bunny! Now he's pooping all over the keyboarddddd. Oops, the "dddd" key is stuck.

arrrteest - 2008-04-02: 23:27:00
Killer Rabbit! Retreat!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-21: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by doseydotes. Thank you doseydotes. ~ James

Annette Gray - 2009-05-21: 03:58:00
I really enjoy reading the funny words and etymologies of this Abrakadeborah. What great site!

'You're going to step on my droppings...'

DEFINITION: v. To display your power in social network by picking on the weaker members of the community. n. A person who steps on other people's toes and kicks bunnies.

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