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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: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dich kush yun

Sentence: "It's your turm, end of dishcussion, she choretled"

Etymology: discussion dish, cuss

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Created by: paintergrl1313


Sentence: But, mom, we have this notmyturn argument every night! It's Johnny's turn!

Etymology: Not my turn

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Created by: DGRosetti




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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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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: dish/rak/na/foe/bee/ah

Sentence: The Adams family had such a severe case of dishracknophobia that every night after dinner was bedlam.

Etymology: dishrack + arachnophobia

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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: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dish/cord

Sentence: After the meal is finished and we are feeling full and sleepy it is time for our daily dishcord over who is to clean and wash up the mess.

Etymology: dish + dishes + discord


funny! - wordmeister, 2007-03-09: 00:36:00

That's clever. :-) - jedijawa, 2007-03-09: 00:43:00

tasty. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-09: 05:21:00

another great one - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-09: 10:30:00

I hadn't seen this when I added mine... yours is better! - Osomatic, 2007-03-09: 17:49:00

Excellent one! - BMott, 2007-03-09: 18:51:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dishhärmənē

Sentence: Every one of the roommates loved to eat but afterwards there was often dishharmony. Some acted dishabled, others tried to dishappear while others just created dishcord. It wasn*t that people really forgot whose turn it was as much as they dishapproved of the way the the others left things in the kitchen. Just about everybody was ready to dishmember Fred when he boiled water and fixed his instant oatmeal in the the pot only to leave it on the stove.

Etymology: dish (a shallow, typically flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food) + disharmony (lack of harmony or agreement)


heh - galwaywegian, 2009-09-28: 10:12:00

Fred was dishlexic and couldn't read the iunstructions...good word. - Nosila, 2009-09-28: 16:38:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dishfəngkshənl

Sentence: Momma loves cooking but hates doing the dishes. Billy read somewhere on the net that dishwashing detergent is bad for the environment so refuses to have anything to do with it. Dad can’t stand touching food scraps. This family is truly dishfunctional. They tried using paper plates once but nobody wants to take out the trash.

Etymology: dish (a shallow, typically flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food) + dysfunctional (not operating normally or properly)

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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Dish-clash-shur

Sentence: Yesterday's dishclasher started after Peter dumped his plate in the sink carelessly, breaking it on the mountain of dishes that already filled the sink.

Etymology: Dishwasher + clash


Wow! that was nearly a dishaster! - Alchemist, 2007-03-09: 10:00:00

Yes, it's a good thing they got to the saucer of the problem: the family had become addicted to contemplate-ing after-dinner puns. - Discoveria, 2007-03-09: 12:19:00


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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