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Barnetologist

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: bar net olo gist

Sentence: he was a true barnetologist, able to read right through the hair line.

Etymology: barnet, an English colloquialism of a hair do.

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Hairot

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: HAIR-oh

Sentence: Your Hairot Card reading says "something wicked this way comes"

Etymology: hair + tarot

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Coiffid

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: cwaff-id

Sentence: My gosh! James must be going through a hard time if his coiffid is any indication. I've never seen a cowlick quite like that one.

Etymology: coiffe - hairdo id - freud re. basic needs

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Failohan

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Fail-O-han

Sentence: Starting off in a parent trap. Later becoming a mean girl on a freaky Friday. Then driving a Volkswagen bug "fully loaded", spells disaster. That’s not a bad hair day! That’s a failohan.

Etymology: Failing and Lohan

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Categhairise

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: cat-egg-hayr-ize

Sentence: Sebastian's ability to categhairise people accurately (even if bald) had usually kept him out of ha(i)rm's way.

Etymology: categorise + hair

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Tresstest

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tress test

Sentence: Monty had figured out that when people had bad hair days, they usually had bad mood days. He called it his tresstest and if you looked like Rapunzel, you would likely be in a good mood, but if you looked like Medusa, you were to be avoided at all costs. The words hair trigger were coined for a reason...

Etymology: Tress (lock of hair) & Test (any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc); WordPlay on StressTest (a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress)

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Tresstify

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation: tress-ti-fy

Sentence: By the look of her hair, I'd tresstify that she's insane

Etymology: tress (braid of hair) testify (witness)

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Coifistry

Created by: isopraxis

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Hairballology

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: hair-bal-ol-a-gee

Sentence: Even though she was highly paid, professional hairballologist, Cynthia often doubted her expertise -- especially in the morning, when she looked in the mirror and saw an airhead.

Etymology: hairball + ology

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Cheveaxappeal

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Sheh-voah-AH-peal

Sentence: "Hey man, look at her! Her body is bumpin'" "Yeah dude...uhhh, but her cheveauxappeal ain't workin' for me..."

Etymology: Cheveaux- French for hair, -appeal meaning attraction

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Comments:

chris - 2006-12-01: 11:32:00
I like 'coiffology'.....

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 11:49:00
I like hairballogy, but then again I created it. I guess it's lucky we can't vote for our own words...

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-01: 12:40:00
CHANGES TO VOTING AND SCORING
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1. Voting: Each player gets two "plus" Votes (Against votes have been eliminated.)
2. Creativity Points: You get 4 points for creating a word, 4 points for creating a sentence, plus 1 point each for the pronunciation and etymology.
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NOTE 2: We have made the changes but it may have unintended consequences. Let us know if anything screws up...

chris - 2006-12-01: 13:01:00
...good of you to be so objective about things, wordmeister :)

Jabberwocky - 2006-12-01: 13:42:00
I like it alot - sometimes the sentences are better than the words. This will encourage all of us with fragile egos

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 13:54:00
Check out the revised player standing -- chris and Jabberwocky are neck and neck. This could get vicious! Oh wait... They removed the negative voting. Dang!

ChrisCarrk - 2006-12-01: 15:57:00
it seems menthairity is a really funny word, rock on!

wordmeister - 2006-12-01: 23:39:00
Hey Bjorn, Nice one with 'Salonalysis'. It's from different angle...

splendiction - 2009-07-30: 23:21:00
yes, and Mona (Lisa) has that mysterious smile, too! Excellent word

'Her hair is not!'

DEFINITION: v. To assess an individual's current mental state, or identify hidden personality traits, through careful analysis of their hairstyle. n. A method of psychoanalysis based hairdos and don'ts.

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