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Tarryorist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tary or ist

Sentence: Jim was a very busy man. He worked hard at work and when he came home, he did some more work from home. He was usually plugged into his laptop, his cell phone and his Blackberry. But today he worked even harder than usual. He was driven and focussed on results. The only fly in his corporate ointment was his wife, Marcia. She was being a particularly annoying, demanding tarryorist today. She lingered around waiting for him to get off his phone and pouted, lollygagged, lingered, loitered and tried to distract him. She whined and pulled on his clothes and tried every trick up her sleeve to get him to stop working today. The harder he tried to ignore her, the even harder she tried to get his attention. He knew it must seem childish to an onlooker for him to keep pretending he was indispensible to his job and for her to keep acting so overbearing. But he had his reasons...two of them. Yes, his in-laws-from-hell were due to arrive at any moment for their monthly 2 week visit from out of town. He was just trying to put off Marcia's acts of tarryorism for as long as humanly possible. In the battle of wills, he was about to become a prisoner of war, without the benefits of the terms of the Geneva Convention.

Etymology: tarry (be near or hang about or wait around) & terrorist ( formidable person who uses terror inspiring methods or coercion to get what they want)

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 03:02:00

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Exasperwait

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: igzaspərwāt

Sentence: To say that Julie is needy is a gross understatement. She can exasperwait like nobody we know. She starts by lingering in your doorway, then loitering in your office. If you can ignore this behavior you may well have her sitting on your desk clearing her throat. She starts most conversations with, ”I’m sorry, were you busy?”.

Etymology: exasperate (irritate intensely; infuriate) + wait (stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens)

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Flagrantimidate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: flā'grən-tĭm'ĭ-dāt'

Sentence: Blake was really getting into the Big-Twelve semifinals, but Mauri flagrantimidated him until he caved. They spent the rest of the evening watching her "Gilmore Girls, Season 3" DVD's.

Etymology: 'flag,' to mark for attention; 'rant,' to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; 'timid,' lacking self-confidence, shy; 'Ate,' an ancient Greek goddess personifying the fatal blindness or recklessness that produces crime and the divine punishment that follows it; also, past tense of 'eat.'

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Mousekesteer

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: mouse/ke/stere

Sentence: Our new IT manager is a mousekesteer and constantly hovers over anyone trying to figure out any computer problem.

Etymology: mouse + steer + mouseketeer

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Ultraturbian

Created by: valevans

Pronunciation: all-tra-turb-e-an

Sentence: At Stewbrine High School Janie was known as an ultraturbian because of her constant annoyances. Whenever her best friend texted during a sleepover Janie would begin to yell and throw things at her to get her attention.

Etymology: ultra-beyond, exceedingly, turb-to disturb

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Endotopamaniac

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Created by: beardo

Pronunciation: Endo-topuh-maniac

Sentence: My wife's side of the family are all endotopamaniac.

Etymology: Endo- Within top- Place -maniac- one having a madness or passion for

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Hovingbird

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: huving/burd

Sentence: A hovingbird hovers constantly about you flapping it's wings and poking you.

Etymology: hover + hummingbird

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petaj Sounds pretty but annoying. A perPETual pest. - petaj, 2008-04-12: 02:12:00

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Hovertend

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: huv-er-tend

Sentence: Interaction between members of the Johnson household was sparse. Spencer, who was 6 years old, usually would be off playing with his toys or running around outside with his friends, but whenever his mother or father reached for the phone, like a sixth sense, he would somehow migrate to the area and begin to hovertend until his parents would get fed up and yell at him to leave. Janet tried to get her husband to pay attention to her by hovertending in front of the football game on TV topless while he moved from side to side to see better. Even Noodles the cat would get into the act. Noodles would usually hide or be out of the way of anyone, unless it wanted food. In that case, if would plop down right in front of the TV set or on top of the newspaper while you were reading it until you fed it.

Etymology: hover, to keep lingering about; wait near at hand + tend, To apply one's attention

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Constihoveritis

Created by: sjacksonnnn4

Pronunciation: CON-STEE-HUVUR-EYE-TIS

Sentence: Aye this girl has a mad case of constihoveritis!

Etymology: consti- continuous, hover, itis- disease

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Irkanism

Created by: ethancarlyon

Pronunciation: erk-a-nis-um

Sentence: This crazy lady needs to stop irking me!

Etymology: irkanism- to overly annoy or cling to.

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 00:40:00
My verboticism have been updated? Hmm. I think this calls for a grammarauder.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 08:01:00
Hey stache, thanks for your gentle grammaraudity. I has fixed the offending word. And by the way, if you notice any other stupid errors -- I mean miscommunications -- let me know and I will fix them. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 17:45:00
you'se welcome.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-19: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-17: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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