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'Omigod! What happened to you?'

DEFINITION: v. To injure yourself while performing a normal everyday activity, such bending down, standing up, or turning your head quickly. n. An self-inflicted injury which occurred during a period of physical inactivity.

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Harmiliate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: harm ill ee ate

Sentence: Stanley felt like he was born with a large "L" for Loser on his forehead. No one could harmiliate themself the way he could. He had lost every job he had ever worked at and injured himself over and over in the process. Like the time he got 3rd degree burns working at a fast food place, bobbing for French fries. Or the time he crashed his taxi cab by backing up at great speed into the police car that had pulled him over for speeding. The impact had caused him to crack his nose open on his own steering wheel and get 2 black eyes. Or the time he was sitting on the glass of the office photocopier to copy his bare bum, when the glass shattered and splintered into his flesh. Or the time he had worked at the bowling alley and got his fingers stuck in the holes of the ball that he was demonstrating for some kids. He went flying down the alley and into the pinsetter machine. He now knew where the terms "spare tire","gutter mouth", "pins & needles" and "split lip" came from. Yes, Stanley spent so much time at the local emergency room, that the staff had bought him his own coffee mug, just so they could take turns cracking up over his incident reports. But all that was about to change. Stanley had been hired to do his dream job. No more harmiliation for him...it would be someone else's turn. Yes, Stanley had been hired as a consultant for the Workers Compensation Board!

Etymology: harm (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. or the act of damaging something or someone) & humiliate (cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of or embarrass)

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COMMENTS:

Yes, but will Stanley now get a paper cut on his eye, stab himself with stapler, or even smash his finger on the copy machine lid? - pieceof314, 2008-04-15: 13:17:00

Most likely given his track record...I forgot about the time he worked at the butchers and accidentally backed up into the meat grinder, which made him get a little behind in his work...Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-04-15: 20:41:00

Good one! - Mustang, 2008-04-16: 05:15:00

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Mundjury

ElleWhite

Created by: ElleWhite

Pronunciation: muhnd-jeer-ehy

Sentence: Embarrassed by her recent mundjury, Alice scrambled to concoct any story more impressive than "I broke my leg while walking in heels" before her friends saw the cast and crutches.

Etymology: "mund" from "mundane": commonplace; and "jury" from "injury": harm or damage

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COMMENTS:

Mundacious! - Nosila, 2010-06-22: 00:05:00

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Dormident

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dor/mi/dent

Sentence: Last week I went to bed perfectly normal, but sometime during the night I had a dormident and woke up with severe back pains and it took me fifteen minutes to get out of bed.

Etymology: dormant + accident (an unfortunate event in the act of doing something)- dormident (an unfortunate event in the act of doing nothing)

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Youtilate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: u til layt

Sentence: In his Victim's Statement, Mervin could only lay blame on himself for the disfiguring stapler incident. He did indeed unwittingly youtilate himself by pointing the offending sharp electric stapler towards his groin area before firing at will. Sure he couldn't have kids now, but at least he was able to keep his legs together. His fastenating career at Staples was now secure!

Etymology: You (as in yourself, no one else;second person singular) & Mutilate (destroy or injure severely;alter so as to make unrecognizable)

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Clever! - Mustang, 2009-06-02: 00:00:00

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Missnap

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: misˈsnap

Sentence: It doesn't take much for Jimmie to create a missnap; a cough, a sneeze, a turn of the head. It can be dangerous for him to tie his shoes. Somehow he doesn't think of Rice Krispies when he hears snap, crackle or pop. Pop and lock is not a dance style. It's a lifestyle.

Etymology: misstep (a clumsy or badly judged step) + snap (break or cause to break suddenly and completely, typically with a sharp cracking sound)

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Coughractured

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kôfrakchərd

Sentence: Jimmy doesn’t really want to talk about his latest injury. Apparently he is embarrassed that he coughractured his finger while picking his nose.

Etymology: cough (expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound) + fratcured (the cracking or breaking of a hard object or material)

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Idlejure

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: ahyd-l-joor, ahyd-l-joor-ee

Sentence: How I managed to idlejure both my legs while folding laundry I'll never understand, but I guess that's the nature of idlejuries. One minute you're standing there minding your own business, the next you're in a body cast!

Etymology: idle + injure

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Insultwinjury

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: inn sull twin jerr eee

Sentence: Her latest insultwinjury occurred due to her using tweezers while driving. it gave new meaning to "keeping an eye on the road"

Etymology: insult to injury.

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COMMENTS:

great twist - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-15: 10:51:00

It's like when you put mascara on while driving...or so I'm told...good one. - Nosila, 2008-04-15: 20:56:00

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Chagrinjury

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sha-GRIN-jry

Sentence: Elwood suffered yet another chagrinjury when he got his finger caught in the whisk attachment on his mixer, jerked the mixer off the counter wherein it fell on his toes, and while dancing about in pain knocked himself senseless when his head whacked into the open cupboard door.

Etymology: Blend of 'chagrin' (a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation) and 'injury'

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COMMENTS:

What a klutz! Good one. - Nosila, 2009-06-01: 14:37:00

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Doofusury

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: dooo fus jer eee

Sentence: Fredliek's latest doofusjury involved his computer crashing while he was talking on his cell phone. We're not quite sure what happened. And he probably isn't either unless it's so traumatic (or embarrassing) that he doesn't want to give us details.

Etymology: doofus (incompetent, foolish person) + injury

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-16: 05:14:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

Banky - 2008-04-15: 15:48:00
Excellent definition, Tigger. I actually had this happen before one of my first dates with my wife, and I didn't tell her the real story until a couple months after we were married.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-15: 18:24:00
Hey Banky, what was the injury? And how did you hide it from your future wife? ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-15: 22:43:00
Oh, good words everyone. I couldn't wait to get home and see what everyone came up with. I'm currently nursing a pulled stomach muscle that I got while I was reaching for the phone, when I happened to sneeze at the same time. So, I'm the idiot that inspired the definition.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-01: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James

hyperborean hyperborean - 2009-06-01: 21:27:00
Very good word! I liked your note about it being found on Google because of people misspelling.

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris - 2013-04-04: 00:12:00
I think everyone has a friend's name that they could use. . .