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'You're the only person who ever listens to me...'

DEFINITION: n., An ongoing relationship where one person does all the talking, whining and complaining, and the other just listens quietly and tries to appear sympathetic. v., To participate in a lopsided conversation where one person does all the conversing.

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Created by: purpleman

Pronunciation: a/nounce/ment/ware

Sentence: when 1 person is listening and the other person keep talking

Etymology: anouncement+aware


Unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 10:12:00


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Created by: loxhobabl

Pronunciation: ab-zor-vur

Sentence: My best friend is the abzorver of all my relationship woes.

Etymology: absorb, observer

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: talk-n-eared (slurring of talk and eared)

Sentence: Earl had a behemouth. Pearl had doggyears. Earl would morrattle and jabble endlessly. His constant prickanears were music to Pearl's ears. Pearl was an earternal listenear. It isn't hard to understand why Pearl didn't develop eardropsy from his endless greift of gab and tongue-blashing. It was because she was born as tongue-less as the sandals she wore! Their marriage was perfect, for they had a talkineared relationship!

Etymology: He would talk and she would lend an ear so their relationship was talkineared. Also a play on engineered, as well as talk an ear off.


I think maybe you should change your name to silverytongue because you always have a nice comment for all the players - we really do appreciate it - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 12:01:00

Luv the sentence and "behemouth." Nice word, too. Could also add "domineer" to the etymology and use alternate spelling " Talkineer." Agree with Jabberwocky your comments are appreciated. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 15:52:00

Aprreciate the compliments, Jabberwocky and Ozziebob. Shucks ... now I have to go polish my silverytongue! (wink/grin) Nice advice, as always, Ozziebob! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:12:00


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Created by: mzzmee265

Pronunciation: one-talk-er

Sentence: Its very obvious to spot a onetalker, it only takes them to make a conversation.

Etymology: one-only one, less than two but more than zero ; talker-to talk, who talks

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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: ⎪'θ⎪⎪'rädærē ⎪ thair- rod- er- ree

Sentence: It had been 10 years since Kelly last spoke to her high school pal Michelle, but not a thing had changed. Michelle talked without pausing for 3/4 of an hour before she asked how Kelly's life was going. Kelly responded quickly, understanding that she would not be permitted to elaborate. It was clear that their theraderie had not been faded by time, at least not for Michelle.

Etymology: therapy- a largely one sided conversation that is most beneficial to the speaking party camaraderie- an enduring relationship


This fits the definition nicely. - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 00:51:00


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Created by: hyperborean


Sentence: After eight years of listening to Jonathan, Dennis wondered if monologamy was really for him.

Etymology: Hybrid of monogamy and monologue.

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Created by: carliejansen

Pronunciation: fake-ism

Sentence: I believe in Christianity and she belives in fakeism.

Etymology: fake-to pretend;simulate ism-suffix forming nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: why-nee-taw-ker

Sentence: Annette was such a whyneetawker that her poor cat tried to get away from her every chance he could!

Etymology: Whinnnnnyyyy; To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint. To complain or protest in a childish fashion. Tawker ; play on the word "Talker" ; Someone whose talk is trivial drivel and non stop empty words.

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pal - uh - mewt

Sentence: Constance felt like she was nothing more than a palamute to Donna. Donna would go on and on and never let her get in a word. It actually seemed like she was a "mute" friend who could only smile and gesture.

Etymology: Pal (a friend or companion) + Mute (silent, unable to talk)


luv the word! Palamute listened so pleasantly like a dog would, wondering if related to a malamute. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 12:49:00

metrohumanx I guess Donna was doggedly persistent. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:21:00

The Hound of the Yappervilles! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:29:00

petaj Malamute is a man's best friend - petaj, 2008-12-05: 03:15:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: yak-it-ee-lak

Sentence: Conveniently, Bob was able to mow the grass and trim the hedges while Sue yakitylacked with what he could only assume was the toaster oven.

Etymology: yackity yak, lack


Fun to say! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 08:51:00

Yakety yak (don't talk back) (song for the day) - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:46:00

Guess I coulda picked a better song... Try "Red, Red Whine" instead. - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-11: 15:35:00

99 bottles of beer on the wall !!! Now that's a yakitylak song! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:17:00

I wanted to spell it b-ear ... but bear is a bear and that's a whole different animal! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 19:00:00

Seeing the cartoon has a cat and Purps' sentence mentions toast, I am reminded of "The Cat and Buttered Toast Theory." An American magazine held a competition, inviting its readers to submit new scientific theories on any subject. The winner was "Perpetual Motion" It theorized that when a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of toast is strapped to a cat's back, buttered side up, and the animal is then dropped, the two opposing forces will cause it to hover, spinning inches above the ground. If enough toast-laden felines were used, perhaps they could form the basis of a high-speed monorail system. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 22:47:00

Cool idea Bob. One question though. How do you keep all those cats from licking the butter off each other's toast? - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:00:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-11: 01:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-11: 05:57:00
very funny cartoon today - I look forward to seeing them every day

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-11: 10:33:00
Thanks Jabberwocky! I was thinking of you when I did it. Of course, you're the cat, and I'm the babbler. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-02-11: 11:38:00
that's okay - looks like a very happy cat - probably listening to some old Cat Stevens songs

OZZIEBOB - 2008-02-11: 18:38:00
The cat looks so friendly, I could moggicoddle him. Another great cartoon in a long line of great cartoons!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-11: 18:42:00
Your definition really elicited a lot of good words, remistram. Good one!

silveryaspen - 2008-02-11: 18:43:00
I second Jabberwocky's 'I look forward to your cartoons each day' ... me two, James. Can I be the mouse missing from the ipod?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-12: 11:30:00
Thanks! Of course the most fun is seeing how everyone responds to the creative challenge by reading their wonderful words! That's what I look forward to every day. ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-12-04: 01:20:00

emdeejay - 2008-12-04: 05:01:00
Love the way it FINishes :-)

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-12-04: 17:28:00
"Excellent" was supposed to appear under YOUR word....ahhh- the mysteries of the comment box!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-29: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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