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Imposeur

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: im-pose-err

Sentence: Charlene signed up for the imposeurisation workshop because she was tired of not getting the attention she needed. This class was sure to change that. The facilitator had guaranteed that after the workshop she would be able to focus anyone's attention through some sure-fire posturing.

Etymology: impose (to be an inconvenience, especially if done in a physical sense) + poseur (One who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others) + pose (physical arrangement of the body)

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Distracticopter

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: diss-track-tih-cop-tur

Sentence: Making its flybys, Sean the distracticopter, saw me on youtube and he just had to recommend the latest cat video.

Etymology: distraction+helicopter

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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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Spaceinvade

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: space+invade

Sentence: I had to spaceinvade him to get his attention again.

Etymology: space+invade

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Conmolestment

Created by: ThomasCannaday

Pronunciation: Con-mole-est-meant

Sentence: The woman was violently Conmelesting the man attempting to do his work, for which he became very upset.

Etymology: Con- Together Molest- Annoy/Troublesome Ment- Result of

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Egosquito

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eg-goh-SKEE-toh

Sentence: Roxie was so disruptive in the office that her workmates presented her with the "Egosqito" award for her egocentric habit of demanding their total attention by buzzing about, hovering around, and driving them crazy like a self-obssessed mosquito. At her looming Bob, at times, even recited a poem called "Mosquito", which he had written in his youth. It went like this: "Malicious mien, Buzzing, whining, biting: Summer's toxic arrow." She was, of course, not very amused!

Etymology: EGO: "i" (cognate with OE ic, I) The "i" or self of any person & MOSQUITO: any of numerous two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever. And, in the last couple of decades, new varieties of the diseases (in Australia) such as Murray River Encephalitis, Ross River Fever,. etc.

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COMMENTS:

very apt - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:11:00

Good one, bob...talk about a buzzword! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:46:00

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Perrevenent

Created by: TommyV

Pronunciation: Per Rev En Ent

Sentence: He's being very perrevenent tonight (Adj.) He's a perrevenent. (Noun)

Etymology: Per - thoroughly, completely Re - again, back Ven - to come Ent - ing

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Attentaphobia

Created by: taylorhuewe

Pronunciation: Attent a phobia

Sentence: The girl had attentaphobia when she couldnt get her friends attention.

Etymology: phobia- fear

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Supertrudia

Created by: lindseyhamrick

Pronunciation: super-tru-dia

Sentence: My friend always has a problem with supertrudia. She can never leave someone alone.

Etymology: super- above, over trud- to push

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Talkblock

Created by: tituba

Pronunciation: talk-block

Sentence: she was talkblocking him when he was trying to work

Etymology: talkblock- to interupt when somebody is doing something important and have all the attention on you.

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Comments:

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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