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'But they're not my dishes!'

DEFINITION: n. A discussion among family members, or room mates, which often turns into a full-blown yelling match, and which seems to occur every night whenever it's time to do the dishes. v. To fight about the dishes.

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Created by: EffingCharms

Pronunciation: Di-sh-temp-er-men-t

Sentence: The distemperment between the Smith's was unbearable! I mean it's just dinner dishes, why don't they hire a maid already!

Etymology: Dish- an eating on divice -temperment an argument, or loss of temper

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: chor-warz

Sentence: The three siblings engaged in loud, raucous chorewars after every evening meal when it was time to do dishes, each of them denying loudly that it was their turn....again.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'chore' and 'wars'

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Created by: deannewby

Pronunciation: Arg-yoo-dish

Sentence: We had the biggest argudish in the history of the planet last night!

Etymology: A combination of the 2 key words: Argument and Dishes. The first condensed to Argu - to indicate the argument. The second condensed to Dish - to indicate the Argument Subject.

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Created by: swallowedbyafish


Sentence: There always seemed to be a big dishpute every night after dinner.

Etymology: dish + dispute


Boy, howdy, can I ever relate to that! - Sed8ed, 2007-03-09: 05:00:00

I guess they were dishinclined to do the washing up... - Discoveria, 2007-03-09: 05:30:00

Great Word!! Between your 'dishpute' and my 'dishcord' and Purple's 'dishagreement' there's a lot of broken china. - Stevenson0, 2007-03-09: 09:16:00

China can be expensive to replace. Better to use everyday dinnerwar. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-09: 09:27:00

I dishcovered that even the best laid plans can lead to dishaster... - Alchemist, 2007-03-09: 10:02:00


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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: room-rour

Sentence: Doug and his bros got into a massive roomrow with Rachel and her sussies

Etymology: room + row

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dish-kawrd

Sentence: The roommates got along just fine preparing meals. They were all happy to share the bounty of those efforts. The dishcord showed up when cleanup time rolled around.

Etymology: dish (an open, relatively shallow container of pottery, glass, metal, wood, etc., used for holding or serving food) + discord (disagreement; difference of opinion)

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /chor-spyoot/

Sentence: The chorespute got out of hand.

Etymology: From chore + dispute

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Created by: DGRosetti




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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: wash wars

Sentence: the neighbors turned to full blown washwars when it was after dinner clean up time. You could hear them 3 streets away.

Etymology: from washing and wars! how unique!

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss chawrd

Sentence: The only positive thing that could be said about the evening disschored is that nobosy ever threw plates. They were too greasy to pick up.

Etymology: dischord diss chore

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-09: 00:15:01
Today's definition was suggested by petaj.
Thank you petaj! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by petaj. Thank you petaj. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-28: 08:23:00
Hey Verbotomists, Nosila has won the last week's prize -- a signed copy Jasper Fforde's "The Eyre Affair". Clearly, she using her communicaddiction to make the most of this karmadyoferrors. I'm looking forward to seeing how she fares in this week's verbal crockfight. ~ James