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DEFINITION: n., An expressive gesture made with the belief that the person it is directed at cannot see it, typically occurs during telephone conversations, email discourses, and behind people's backs. v. To use an unseen gesture to express what you cannot say.

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Mockference

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mäkfərəns

Sentence: Halfway through the weekly mockference call the company IT guy stopped to see if the newly-repaired webcam was working correctly. Julie, the head jeerleader, suddenly had sick feeling in the pit of her stomach. She was greatly relieved when Mr. FattyMcButterPants (McFarland) told them that he didn*t know about the repair and had not turned on his monitor.

Etymology: mock (tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner) + conference (a formal meeting for discussion)

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Derrign

Created by: bluemukaki

Pronunciation: de-rhyne

Sentence: "I'm sick of those stupid derrrigns Bob does in our photos. can't he rub his nipples in someone else's photos?"

Etymology: der[ogatory]+ [S]ign, portmanteau of Derogatory and Sign. R added for pronunciation.

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Astricks

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: As-trix

Sentence: Sha*n was full of astricks anytime anyone said anything remotely off-the-wall. Always with an astrick up his sleeve, down his pants, in his ear, he was always astricking. Every afternoon he'd meet you with a torrent of Tourettes-like twiches, such a *!£$%^, you know what i mean?

Etymology: Derived from astrix, the symbol * used to denote a wild card, also indicating (here erroneously) intelligent lifeform. Combined with Tricks, as in, methods of deception or tomfoolery.

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COMMENTS:

Wild! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 17:04:00

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Invisisult

Created by: LordRahlsFav

Pronunciation: in-Viz-i-sult

Sentence: When Jill suddenly turned around, she almost saw me flipping her off. I'm glad she didn't catch me invisisulting her. She would be angry if she had seen my invisisult.

Etymology: invisi- as in invisible meaning unseen -sult, as in insult, meaning something unpleasant directed at someone or something.

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Sneerleader

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snērlēdər

Sentence: As Debbie was climbing a ladder wearing the company uniform including an apron emblazoned with a large company logo, one more customer asked "that" question. "Do you work here"? That's when she snapped. She held it together long enough to direct them to their desired item but as they headed to the register, from atop her ladder she turned into a sneerleader. It was all the clerk at the register could do to keep a straight face as Debbie mocked from her elevated perch.

Etymology: sneer (a contemptuous or mocking smile, remark, or tone) + leader (the person who leads or commands) derivitive of cheerleader (a person who leads cheers and applause, esp. at a sports event)

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COMMENTS:

I wondered why the checkout clerk was in such a good mood... - wayoffcenter, 2008-11-19: 06:21:00

Rah RAh ! - Nosila, 2008-11-19: 23:14:00

Excellent - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-20: 00:34:00

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Contradigitation

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: CONTRA-DIGIT-ATION

Sentence: "Despite her verbal assurances to the contrary during the course of the phone call, her annoyance was clearly discernable through the contradigitation of her facial expression and hand gestures

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Stealthcontempt

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: stealth-con-tempt

Sentence: Eighth grade teachers feel a certain amount of stealthcontempt every time they turn their backs to their class. Girls giggle, pencils get dropped and a new generation of class clowns begin honing their skills at the teacher's expense. The young comics eventually learn, though, that the teacher really does have eyes in the back of her head, knows every trick in the book, and is not amused. The fledgling jesters are doomed to spend many long hours of their young lives doing long division problems and cleaning erasers.

Etymology: wordplay on self-contempt: to consider oneself as inferior; to mock or deride oneself -- stealth: an action done covertly or in secret + contempt: scorn, disrespect, open dislike; to be considered as inferior

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COMMENTS:

artr and later comes stealthloathing. - artr, 2010-04-16: 11:16:00

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Phoneyexpress

Created by: Tjay33

Pronunciation: Fone-ee-xpress

Sentence: The whole office joined in on the Phoneyexpress after listening to the bosses phone call stating the new office rules.

Etymology: phone + Phoney + expression = PHONEYEXPRESS

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Dissplay

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss pl ae

Sentence: He went through a wide range of dissplays for the benefit of the rest of the staff, who found it hilarious, especially since they had neglected to point out the newly installed webcam sitting atop hia monitor.

Etymology: display, diss as in disrespect

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 11:38:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 12:32:00

well done! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:49:00

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Hidicruel

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hidikroōəl

Sentence: Jerry ”accidently” disabled the video aspect of the weekly conference call with the home office so that he could hidicruel whatever new directive was to be delivered. As he openly mocked his bosses, his co-workers were hard pressed to contain their laughter.

Etymology: hidden (kept out of sight; concealed) + ridicule (the subjection of someone or something to mockery and derision) + cruel (causing pain or suffering)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by ErWenn. Thank you ErWenn. ~ James

Maxine - 2008-01-28: 08:57:00
This is a really great cartoon!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 11:03:00
Thanks Maxine! ~ James

libertybelle libertybelle - 2008-01-28: 11:12:00
I love the guy making a grab at himself - made me laugh out loud.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-28: 13:16:00
Fun definition, Erwenn. Your cartoon was uproariously funny, James. All the creations were a hoot,great job verbotomists!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-28: 14:30:00
ErWenn's definitions always always seem to generate a good laugh. See: Let me hold the door for you... Thanks! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-11-20: 08:25:00
Missed you all. Nice to be back.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-16: 00:10:00
Today's definition was suggested by ErWenn. Thank you ErWenn. ~ James