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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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Speakatone

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: speak at 1

Sentence: Chaterine woke with words flowing out of her mouth. The rivers of words ran all day. Only the need for sleep, stemmed the flow to distant snores. Mummed by it all, hushband Rod Earick, descendant of the great House of the Hushered, suffered silently from the speakatone.

Etymology: Speak, with a play on "speak at once" by making it speak at one. Roderick was a character in the novel the House of Usher.

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COMMENTS:

One tongue to rule them all! - emdeejay, 2008-12-04: 04:59:00

House of Hushered...perfect! - Nosila, 2008-12-04: 21:16:00

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Siliance

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: si/li/ance

Sentence: Fred was quite happy with his siliance with Betty. He loved being with her and she did all the speaking for both of them all the time they were together.

Etymology: silent + alliance

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COMMENTS:

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:52:00

Softly done ... both the sentnece and word. Fits the definition well. Kudos! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:20:00

Clever blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-11: 18:30:00

very nice very nice!!!!!!!!!?!!!!?!!!?! - purpleman, 2008-02-11: 19:33:00

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Ventrawlation

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.

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COMMENTS:

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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Theraderie

picabomama

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

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

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Soundingbored

Misscj

Created by: Misscj

Pronunciation: Sawn-ding-bo-red

Sentence: "She was a soundingbored for Gladys"

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:35:00

Punsome and Funsome! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 18:31:00

Very inventive! Great submission. - Tigger, 2008-02-12: 00:47:00

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Blatherinfection

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: bhathr - in - fect - shun

Sentence: From the way Regina would prattle on incessantly about any and everything her friends and family feared she had an untreatable blatherinfection.

Etymology: combination of blather and a medical condition.

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COMMENTS:

Funny! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-11: 08:46:00

I think gargling with cranberry juice and talking at the same time is supposed to help - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-11: 14:36:00

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Preachationship

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: pre-chase-shun-ship

Sentence: So, in the car my girlfriend won't stop talking. And whenever I try to say something, she cuts me off. I'm stuck in a preachationship.

Etymology: preach; relationship

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Audinazi

Created by: mrsholstenenglish11

Pronunciation:

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Siliance

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: si/li/ance

Sentence: Fred was quite happy with his siliance with Betty. He loved being with her and she did all the speaking for both of them all the time they were together.

Etymology: SILIANCE - noun - from SILENT (making no sound; quiet) + ALLIANCE (a merging of efforts, or interests by persons)

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COMMENTS:

Unique word and etymology. Nice one! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-04: 12:31:00

metrohumanx I want to pronounce it "silly-unce".Good word, Big "O" ! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 16:30:00

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Windfunnel

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.

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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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Comments:

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
Excellent!

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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