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'I'll drop him at the vets'

DEFINITION: n. A conclusion or an assumption developed after careful listening to, and analysis of one-half of a telephone conversation. v. To listen to one-half of a telephone conversation.

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Miscallculation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: miss-call-cue-lay-shun

Sentence: he burst out of the bedroom wearing nothing but a christmas hat only to find her whole family in the room sipping warm cocoa....obviously he'd made a massive miscallculation

Etymology: call, miscalculation

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COMMENTS:

This part is just perfect for Hugh Grant ... lovely! - egonschiela, 2007-01-18: 10:36:00

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Telesumption

Created by: blakyoshi7

Pronunciation: te-le-sum-sjon

Sentence: Jenny listend intently on his phonecall from across the room ,and could thus telesume he would take her out to dinner. Unfortunately for him, he had no idea about any such thing...

Etymology: tele - afar assumption - make a conclusion based on limited facts

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Assmaker

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: ass-may-kur

Sentence: Wendy, overhearing her mother on the phone, arrived at quite a gory assmaker.

Etymology: from "assume = make an ASS out of U and ME"

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Hearhersay

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: heer hur say

Sentence: Phonecia talked to her friends and relations constantly on the phone. George, who had neither friends nor relations, could not do the same. Therefore he tended to listen in on those half conversations and got his exercise jumping to conclusions. He always incorrectly assumed they were discussing him. He was half right. Especially the night he overheard Phonecia talking to her cousin, Vinny, who was an exterminator. Although it was hearhersay, George was pretty sure the pest control solution was meant for him. And he was right...RAID!

Etymology: Hearsay (heard through another rather than directly;gossip;assumption) & Hear Her Say (Hear a woman say, as opposed to hear what she hears).

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Hemipothesis

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /"he-mE-'po-th&-sis/

Sentence: She overheard her boyfriend planning what sounded like a surprise birthday for her, but she tried not to get her hopes up. After all, it was just a hemipothesis.

Etymology: From hemi- + hypothesis.

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Phonetasm

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: fone/tasm

Sentence: A recent attack of phonetasm left him wondering whether his friend had just made a date with the Fickle Finger of Fate or perhaps the local Drag Queen.

Etymology: Variation of phantasm - false impression

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Ringference

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ring-fer-ents

Sentence: Her ringference that Bob was planning a holiday to Peru was all wrong. He was actually dumping her for her ex-best-friend, Prue.

Etymology: ring (call on the telephone) + infer (conclude)

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COMMENTS:

great words petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-01-18: 10:54:00

petaj Tanks mulchy er.. thanks muchly. - petaj, 2007-01-21: 03:19:00

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Converplation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-ver-play-shon

Sentence: Ray's imagination and contemplation mixed with Renna's conversation and became a converplation when he failed to get a clarification of her predication, so he developed a fabrication about elimination when the conversation was a merely a preindication of the eradication of his hamster, Jay.

Etymology: conversation: informal dialogue or discussion + contemplation: cogitation, consideration, deliberation or rumination (don'tcha just love dictionaries?)

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Excellent rodentation! - Nosila, 2009-08-21: 12:35:00

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Phonejecture

Created by: mdschermer

Pronunciation: fohn-JEK-cher

Sentence: After eavesdropping on the conversations his roommate had on his cell, he phonejectured that the guy and his friends were planning to blow up faculty, while they were actually planning a surprise party.

Etymology: "phone" from telephone + "conjecture", inference or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence.

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Good! - wordmeister, 2007-01-18: 07:49:00

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Hemisneer

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: hem-eh-sneer

Sentence: Willard would often listen to his wife Wanda as she would chat with her pals on the phone and more often than not he would hemisneer at what he perceived the gist of the conversation to be.

Etymology: Blend of prefix 'hemi' (half) and 'sneer' ( smile or speak in a contemptuous or mocking manner)

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Comments:

pratyushprasan - 2007-01-18: 21:26:00
nice

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-01-18: 21:27:00
Thanks! ~ James

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2009-08-21: 07:18:00
Sending a hamster for a ride at the Wild Water Kingdom? Pretty extreme, don't you think? Bugs and goldfish, maybe....

jrogan - 2009-08-21: 08:19:00
Yes, it is cruel. And it would certainly be a good idea to flush twice. Especially is she's going to do the boyfriend too.

Krishna - 2009-08-25: 02:35:00
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