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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: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sel-ect-sh-ip

Sentence: Adam finally realized he was in a selectship with his girlfriend; she always talked, he always listened

Etymology: select relationship


Interersting selection! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:28:00


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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: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /əˌskjunəˈkeiʃən/

Sentence: Their conversations had gotten so one-sided that she even stopped muttering "uh-huh" and completely surrendered to askewnication.

Etymology: From askew + (commu)nication


it definitely describes lopsided - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:51:00

Ask you? If I do, will I get nications? Not only fun to play with, but fun to say ... is it sashays off the tongue! Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:05:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mown a log

Sentence: Tigger knew that when Rosie started one of her moanalogues, that it would be as useless as trying to run the wrong-way down a one way street to escape her endless prattle. He might as well curl up to his narrated version of War And Peace to pass some of the time.

Etymology: moan (complain) & monologue (one person speaking to the exclusion of others)


Great word Nosila! I was a little surprized to have made an appearance in your sentence though... Hmm, do I know anyone named 'Rosie'? - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 00:44:00

Cheers, Tigger...did not realize until after I posted it there were two of friend's cat looks just like that one in cartoon and that's his name. - Nosila, 2008-02-12: 00:51:00

Great word Nosila! I was a little surprized to have made an appearance in your sentence though... Hmm, do I know anyone named 'Rosie'? - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:23:00

Oh, I see now. Rosie must be that lady that feeds me and prattles on and on about her own life. I usually just call her 'Dear' (as in "Yes, Dear"). - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:28:00

(Now how did that 1st comment post again? Oops.) - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 01:30:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: a lie ance

Sentence: Izzy's allieance with Ginger allowed her endless blathering about Gert's goings ons, Percy's petty problems and her own injustices. As long as Ginger got to lie around all day and eat his Whiskas, he was content. He'd even try to appear sympathetic over Izzy's gobbledygook!

Etymology: From: alliance or partnership + lie, to fib...and lay around.

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Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Vent-rawl-ation

Sentence: Diane's heart sank as she saw who was calling, but it was too late, she had pressed the accept button. Michael launched into his usual monotonic whining soliloquoy without as much as a 'how are you?' and before she knew it Diane was the same old sounding board she always had been since the start of this ventrawlation he chose to call a "friendhship". One day she really would train a parrot to say "uhuh" and "I know, oh, I know" just to see if he would notice. Or maybe she'd just get a new phone number and move to Cleveland.

Etymology: Vent - to release emotional energy with excess verbiage; drawl - excessive, pointless or slow speech; relation - indicative of a relationship of some variety.


I rethunk it and prefer BLAHBUDDY. - dochanne, 2008-12-04: 13:01:00

metrohumanx VENTRAWLATIO is extremely clever. Love the "parrot" concept! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 17:20:00


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Created by: Lauren19

Pronunciation: uh-noy-ing-ness

Sentence: Poly came home form school to talk to her cat about drama at school. The cat didn't seem to like her annoyingness about talking on and on and on.

Etymology: (annoy- to annoy + ingness): to annoy someone by talking too much and not listening to what they have to say.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ay-sim-e-treet

Sentence: Dealing with Loquacia is asymmetreating at its worst. Afterwards I feel like I've gone 15 rounds with used car salesman, and only got 4 words out.

Etymology: asymmetry (lopsided) + treat (to deal with, negotiate as in treaty)


A semant(ic) treat! - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 04:51:00

metrohumanx Hahahaha...."Loquacia"....Good one! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:33:00

Great sentence, oh loquacious One! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:36:00

petaj MDJ - clever - now we have to aim for onomatopoeic comments - petaj, 2008-12-05: 03:10:00


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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: EmmaHeras

Pronunciation: con-vur-leech

Sentence: Dorris had Mary in a converleech, She would carry on for hours about all of her problems, leeching brain cells from Mary, who could only try innocently to listen without shutting Dorris up with a brick.

Etymology: conver- from the english to converse, or conversation; to talk -leech, to subtract, take away, suck out, as in life or brain cells. Can also be used as a verb, "to converleech" or a noun for the person at the talking end of a converleech.

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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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