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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: artr

Pronunciation: yoo-nuh-blath-er

Sentence: Jane's cat seemed to be unaffected by her uniblather. Unfortunately, the annual trip to the vet disclosed a case of bleeding ear syndrome.

Etymology: unilateral (relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only) + blather (to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble)

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Created by: justinb

Pronunciation: CON-ver-Hayte,

Sentence: i converhate you

Etymology: to hate conversing with you

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Created by: lindseyhamrick

Pronunciation: Why-na-lo-ne

Sentence: Anne was very upset so she decided to whinealone to her best friend Anna, whom she thought was listening, but was really day dreaming about something else.

Etymology: Whine- to complain or cry. Alone- to be seperated or apart.

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Created by: Sibahi

Pronunciation: Dia-mono-logue

Sentence: John's colleague visited him so they can have a rational dialogue. But all there was is a long diamonologue on her side, complaining about hey boyfriend.

Etymology: A mix between a monologue and a dialogue.


Very original choice of words to blend! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 10:09:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kum-PLEYN-yuhn-ship/

Sentence: Tina was convinced that Eric was one of the few people who really listened to her, was interested in everything she had to say, and valued their platonic relationship as much as he valued her opinions. Eric deperately wanted to go out with Tina, and although she was 'out of his league,' he maintained hope that their "complainionship" would eventually progress into something more.

Etymology: complain - express dissatisfaction (from Vulgar Latin, complangere "lament") + companionship - person who accompanies or associates with another (from Old French, compaignon "fellow, mate") [& relationship]


Very good strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 09:10:00

Nice one Tigger! You write like a perfect complainion! And I'm listening. - metro1, 2008-02-11: 11:06:00

Supoib! - Banky, 2008-02-11: 12:05:00

Lovely! - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-11: 18:06:00

i like it i will see if anyone will come up with something better - purpleman, 2008-02-11: 19:32:00


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Created by: stephboo43

Pronunciation: ran-ta-way

Sentence: Lizzie can't have an actual conversation with anyone, the only thing she can do are rantaways.

Etymology: (ran-to move quickely) (ta-talking) (ways-one sided conversation)

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: so/lil/o/kware/uh/lus

Sentence: Sue so was soliloquerulous that, even when her best friend was absent she constantly wore a headset with a playback feature so she wouldn't miss a single word.

Etymology: soliloquy (act of talking alone or regardless of any hearers) + querulous (complaining; peevish)


Superb. Not just a verboticism, a genuine neologism. Can't wait to use it! - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 06:47:00

Admire your excellent use of irony in your sentence! Fits Sue (so) many. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 12:38:00

metrohumanx Yes, it IS superb! Fun for my stumbling tongue, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:36:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-05: 03:03:00

Great word! - TJayzz, 2008-12-07: 10:33:00


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Created by: ttime77

Pronunciation: ig-noor-if-eyed

Sentence: Maddy's cat seemed to be very ignorified when she tried to vent to him.

Etymology: ignor-to exclude or blow off someone or something around you; + -ified-used as a verb.

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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: emdeejay

Pronunciation: wind funnel

Sentence: Macey was a highly strung lass. Scarely a day went by when she wasn't on the blower to one friend or another detailing every last nuance of her existence. Incessantly her tongue would flap away, like an errant handkerchief in a stiff breeze. Her friends tried to be supportive, but eventually all they could feel was the continual blast of hot air emanating from Macey's wind pipe. Inevitably they tired of being on the narrow end of her windfunnel and changed numbers, address, and in one extreme case, country. Only Macey's cat Briggs will listen to her now, and only then in exchange for food and iTunes gift cards.

Etymology: "Wind": exasperatingly excessive verbiage. "Funnel": device designed to channel substance without spillage in one direction. "Blower": Slang for telephone.


When asked how he did it, Briggs replied: "iTune'd out" - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 05:03:00

perfect! - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-04: 09:17:00

Excellent. Wind for the talker, and funnel for the one who takes it all in. Is the song of the day "You are the wind beneath my wings?" - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 11:58:00

metrohumanx Techno-mechanically sublime word! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:29:00

fantastic - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-05: 03:02:00


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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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