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DEFINITION: n. A person who blames their neighbors, coworkers, and/or parents for anything and everything that is wrong in the world. v. To lay blame on someone for something which is obviously beyond their control and influence.

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bluhn-der-buhs

Sentence: Jill never feels that she is to blame for anything. Should one of her friends suggest that she has made a mistake, she is perfectly willing to throw them under the blunderbus. She will then take over for the driver and do doughnuts just to drive her point home.

Etymology: blunder (mistake) + blunderbuss (an obsolete short musket with large bore and flared muzzle, used to scatter shot at short range )

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: folt-you-n

Sentence: Kate was shunned by her neighbours because they were tired of her faultuning them. They had tried to be friendly, but what could they do with someone who castigated them for the sun coming up later as Winter came on.

Etymology: fault + fortune (destiny, fate) + tune (she's not singing that same old song again?)

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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: fall tih nay tor

Sentence: Janice was a pathological faultinator. She had to blame every single disappointment on someone. "It's your fault my ice cream is melting, you twit," she decried. "If you hadn't stopped to tie your shoe and paid the cashier, he would have handed it me earlier." Mark just looked on with surprise. "And if you hadn't rushed my decision, I would have gotten chocolate chip mint instead of pistachio." "WTF? I didn't rush you," Mark relplied. "Yes you did; you were staring at me." Mark thought about planning his exit strategy.

Etymology: Fault + inator


so that's what happened - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-24: 13:24:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lak youz

Sentence: As usual Sharon DeBlame always wanted to lackuse her fiance, parents, friends and relatives when things did not go her way, even though they had no control over these events. Her upcoming nuptials gave her a lot of fodder and turned her into a Bridezilla, a Bride of Frankenstein. By the time the big day rolled around, she had become impossible to live with and her fiance, Randy Foule, was seriously considering eloping with his best man, Ben Dover, just to escape the wrath of the hideous creature his innocent young fiancee had become!

Etymology: Lack (the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable or just not there) & Accuse ( blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against;reproach)

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Parst- a- buck- akus

Sentence: According to the pastabuckacous he didn't do it, how could anyone think he was to blame!!

Etymology: Pass the buck + of course (they always do!!!)


love the way this sounds - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-24: 13:16:00

A good verbotocism and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-04-24: 22:11:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: blāmslingər

Sentence: Marge doesn’t like to admit fault for anything. She can be quite the blameslinger, all too ready to shoot from the lip at anybody within earshot.

Etymology: blame (assign responsibility for a fault or wrong) + gunslinger (a man who carries a gun and shoots well)

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: scape-dote

Sentence: Bressica, filled with rage at the world after watching the latest global warming documentary, wanted to blame everyone else for the way the environment is.

Etymology: scapegoat (fall guy) + dote (act foolishly)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: im-PYOON--uh-tee

Sentence: Miranda's usual approach to things she disliked or disapproved of would be to launch an attack of impugnity without regard to truth or veracity.

Etymology: Play on the word impugn

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪˌʍɪp/

Sentence: The boywhipper would blame his coworkers, his family, his friends, random passers-by, modern technology, politics, climate change, UFOs, supernatural beings, Murphy, and even himself on occasion but NEVER would he even dream of blaming his cat.

Etymology: To boywhip is to whip a whipping boy. A boywhipper is one who does so.


methinks you have a very cool cat ErWenn - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-24: 13:19:00


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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: en/vyro/mental/pest

Sentence: An environmentalpest is worse than global warming.

Etymology: environmentalist + mental + pest

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-24: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

Tigger - 2008-04-24: 02:50:00
Too bad 'blamestorm' is already in common use...

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-17: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James