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'So team, what do you think of my new idea?'

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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Rearaction

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ree-er-act-shun

Sentence: Norman was completely oblivious to the rearaction that was going on behind his back when he expressed his ideas for the new office decor. Everyone sounded like they were full of praise and approval whilst their hidden gestures told a very different story.

Etymology: Rear(at the back, behind) ORIGIN Old French rere from Latin retro 'back' + Action(a thing done) = Rearaction

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COMMENTS:

Sounds almost kinky...works though. - Mustang, 2008-11-19: 07:58:00

metrohumanx Great word- has slightly militaristic favour, also. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-21: 08:32:00

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Phantomime

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: fan-toh-mime

Sentence: it was my first day of teaching, and i had the uneasy feeling that while i was writing my name on the board , the whole class was phantomiming behind my back

Etymology: phantom, pantomime

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COMMENTS:

phantastic! - galwaywegian, 2008-01-28: 07:20:00

Simply brilliant. - ErWenn, 2008-01-28: 10:36:00

Ghoulishly clever! - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:16:00

I could become a phan of phantomine! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 12:50:00

Can you imagine what I'm phantomiming right now?.... wrong - it's 2 thumbs up - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 15:34:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:39:00

Great word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:41:00

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Invisubordination

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in viz sub ord in ay shun

Sentence: When the boss was on the road, which luckily was often, he called a phone meeting every morning to keep tabs on the slaves he'd left behind. They made the right noises back at him, but while he was giving them orders and bragging about his ideas, they would commit acts of invisubordination. Between crude gestures, funny faces, stifled laughter and eye-rolling they acted out their true feelings for him. Imagine their surprise when they came in on a Monday morning to find out he had installed televisual equipment and they would have to act as though he was really in the room. What a killjoy!

Etymology: Invisible (unseen;impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye) & Insubordination (defiance of authority)

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Pantosign

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pan to sine

Sentence: Harvey's banal suggestions were always met with the usual pantosigns by his supportive employees.

Etymology: pantomime (using gestures, not words) & sign (gesture, motion)

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Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-06: 17:57:00

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Momock

Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: mo-mok

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Etymology: Mimic - imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical effect. Mock - the act of mocking or ridiculing.

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Loserofinger

Created by: wackyscience

Pronunciation: Loo-zer-o-fing-err

Sentence: The classroom was brimming with so much boredom during the Geography period that all the students started loserofingering the bespectacled old hag of a teacher. I dont blame them, that woman probably ate maps for breakfast and compasses for dinner.

Etymology: Loser( A widely used word with wide definitions. Could describe a geek or a nerd. Or could describe someone who irritates you badly, and you get pissed off. Used to demean a person and provokes several wonderful gestures. )-o-fingering( Finger is the one of the 8 things sticking out of your arms [the other two are thumbs] that you use for a variety of purposes for personal pleasure or for sadism and paranoia.)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Creative etymology.Were you traumatized by that geo class? - metrohumanx, 2008-11-19: 20:19:00

metrohumanx Are you making those definitions up? If so, don't stop. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-20: 02:28:00

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Agreegiousture

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: uh-gree-jes-cher

Sentence: Once a month the big boss calls in for a conference call to the local office. Luckily for the local staff the company has not invested in video conferencing technology, otherwise the boss would see the agreegiousture that accompanies each positive response. The real challenge is to not burst out laughing as staff members take turns mocking the caller.

Etymology: agree (to have the same views, emotions, etc) + egregious (extraordinary in some bad way) + gesture (a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc)

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Gesticuhate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: je/stik/yu/hate

Sentence: To show their negative feelings about the idea, he would gesticuhate his displeasure with gesticuhative movements.

Etymology: gesticulate (to express by gesturing) + hate

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Nice blend. - Tigger, 2008-01-28: 12:01:00

Strong word! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 13:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-28: 15:34:00

I like it, but I hope that he isn't a hate male! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:47:00

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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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Handestine

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: han/dess/tine

Sentence: They thought the CEO couldn't see the one fingered handestine salute he was given behind his back. Little did they know he wore two way mirrored glasses.

Etymology: hand + clandestine (covert)

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COMMENTS:

digitally enhanced vision! like it - galwaywegian, 2008-01-28: 07:19:00

I seriously debated over whether to even bother trying to make a word today, I liked this one so much...fantabulous. - Banky, 2008-01-28: 08:22:00

This will be heard, for it's such a handy word, by design, usefully fine! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-28: 12:52:00

Handsome! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-28: 16:21:00

I have to hand it to you! You handled this challenge well!! Easily the best word today!!! - Stevenson0, 2008-01-28: 21:01:00

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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