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'Whoa! Whoa! I thought we were breaking up?'

DEFINITION: v. To engage in intimate activities with your "ex", even when you know that you will never, ever, get back together again. n. Intimate activities undertaken with an ex-lover

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Retrobound

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈɹɛtɹoˌbaʊnd/

Sentence: GILMORE GIRLS SPOILER: As expected, Lorelai's fling with Chris turned out just to be a retrobound.

Etymology: From retro- + bound, as in "rebound"

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COMMENTS:

I switched to IPA for pronounciation. It makes it seem more professional, which makes it seem funnier to me. - ErWenn, 2007-02-16: 10:38:00

The funny thing is that I don't even watch Gilmore Girls. All I know, I pick up from snippets overheard from the other room while doing my homework while my better half watches. - ErWenn, 2007-02-16: 10:40:00

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Hindplay

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: hind.play

Sentence: "Oh, come on, stay over one last time tonight. A little hindplay has never done anyone any harm"

Etymology: combination of "hindsight" and "foreplay"

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COMMENTS:

Very nice! When I saw the definition I thought, "A word already exists for this: backsliding!" But then I saw hindplay... fabulous and useful! - NohWoman, 2007-02-16: 02:32:00

Yes, as NohWoman says, very useful! - wordmeister, 2007-02-16: 09:26:00

thanks for the flowers to both of you. I do enjoy coming up with this stuff and there are some really creative people playing here. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-16: 11:56:00

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Olsetose

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: ol-sa-dose

Sentence: Olsetose, number one in the years.....

Etymology: OLd SEx TO SEe

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Exsexsorry

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: ex-sex-sorry

Sentence: To Karen, Bob was just an exsexsorry, something that amused her for a while then forgotten until the next time she felt like using him. Sure, she felt guilty, but only a little because he kept coming back for more.

Etymology: wordplay on accessory

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COMMENTS:

exsexellent word - Nosila, 2009-09-11: 01:09:00

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Retrosex

Created by: RebelNovice

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "I ran into my ex last night at the bar, and one thing led to another... and we ended up back at my place for a little retrosex."

Etymology:

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Extingwish

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ex/ting/wish

Sentence: Bob had an extingwish where he would relive his 'ting' with his ex.

Etymology: ex + ting + wish + extinguish

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Flinger

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: fling-grr

Sentence: Judy and Mark broke up in March, but flingered together until Mark decided to get together with Robert.

Etymology: fling + linger

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COMMENTS:

Hehe! From flingo to flingering. It has been a very short romance. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-16: 15:20:00

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Bonusex

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: bo-nus-eks

Sentence: They ha a horrible break-up, but since neither of the cared to please the other anymore, the bonusex was amazing!

Etymology: bonus + sex

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Interbye

theyellowbunny

Created by: theyellowbunny

Pronunciation:

Sentence: John and Susan felt compelled to interbye knowing this is how high school reunions go.

Etymology:

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Posance

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: po-zaens

Sentence: Though Shahida and Aamir had broken, still kissing each other. but all know it was just a posance to make siara jealous and nothing.

Etymology: Pose = to show or act something which is not true. Romance= related to love

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Comments:

ErWenn - 2007-02-17: 08:10:00
You know, if everyone could vote an unlimited number of times, or if there was a ranking system, instead of a voting system, that would take care of several problems at once. It would fix the late-post deficiency as well as the too-many-good-words problem.

Discoveria - 2007-02-17: 09:33:00
Maybe no new words should be displayed until there are at least 10, so you won't be tempted to vote until there's a sizeable batch of words.

ErWenn - 2007-02-18: 10:16:00
Or even just switch the vote to yesterday's verboticisms while people are creating today's.

Discoveria - 2007-02-18: 18:37:00
That would have the added (mostly good) effect of giving me something to do on Verbotomy on Saturdays.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-18: 22:38:00
Hey ErWenn and Discoveria, We could try either of these options. Would you be interested in a test week using an alternative voting sytem? Let me know ~ James (james@verbotomy.com)