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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: Shellbow

Pronunciation: plat-ter-ruh-cuss

Sentence: Aunt Sally started a huge platteruckus at Thanksgiving.

Etymology: Platter + ruckus

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Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: sink-o-sus

Sentence: They all suffered from a severe case of sinkosis as they shouted profanities at each other over who's turn it was to wash dishes.

Etymology: Sink: That marvelous gadget used to clean dishes. -- Osis: from psychosis, an abnormal state of mind brought on by a dirty sink. :-)


psycholgically astute - wordmeister, 2007-03-09: 00:37:00

petaj They probably had that sinking feeling you get of impending doom - your turn! - petaj, 2007-03-09: 04:32:00

That's not knife! Badumdum! My son was diagnosed with sinkosis. It's a devastating disorder. (For my kitchen!) - Sed8ed, 2007-03-09: 05:02:00


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Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: in-trah-fa-MEE-lee-el-dish-stryfe

Sentence: To an outsider, the Jones' severe intrafamilialdishstrife appeared to be set off by Susan's uncontrollable fork-phobia. In reality, Jeff sneaked into Susan's room each night and taunted her with the spectre of dishes running away with spoons. Susan understood only too well what kind of agony can result when cutlery and china elope.

Etymology: intra=within a unit + familial=having to do with the family + dish=dish + strife=conflict

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Created by: EonaFrae

Pronunciation: dis-ul

Sentence: Not another dissle!

Etymology: Dish + Tussle [a vigorous struggle or scuffle]

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: warsh-o-MANE-e-uh

Sentence: No way I'm going home before last call tonight. Last night Monica and Greg descended into full-blown warshomania after we had lasagne.

Etymology: war + warsh + omania


petaj Well lasagne is a special case, since it produces so many dirty pots and pans. - petaj, 2007-03-09: 02:02:00

It's true, lasagne is a well-known cause of warshomania. - wordmeister, 2007-03-09: 08:09:00

Well, I had a sudspicion that would happen. If only we could enjoy pasta without dishcord and dishonesty. - Alchemist, 2007-03-09: 08:29:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pretty much like brawl

Sentence: The housemates were left dishtraught, and in Dishabillé after yet another browl. Crook Ray and cut Leroy (say them quickly) declared they would not be joining in the chorefare ever again.

Etymology: bowl (dish) + brawl (a noisy fight in a crowd)


I really like chorefare! It's very versatile. - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-09: 06:21:00

petaj Chorefare encompasses all kinds of domestic skirmishes - toilet terrorism, bathroom battles, laundry lambasting, etc. - petaj, 2007-03-09: 08:07:00


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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: diss + chore + d

Sentence: There's always some dischored in our house when the laundry hamper starts to overflow.

Etymology: discord + chore

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Created by: roobee9


Sentence: Once again there was the same dishagreement over the kitchen chores.



dishy word - Nosila, 2009-09-29: 01:14:00


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Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dish-ooze

Sentence: the share house was great but there were always some dissues they couldn't resolve

Etymology: dish, issues

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Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: dish-baet

Sentence: A yelling was heard from Kamran's apartment at night but soon I learned , it was a dishbat between his daughters.

Etymology: Dish means dish. battle means fight between individuals or animals.

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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