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DEFINITION: v., To clean up another person's mess, only to have all their garbage dumped right on top of you. n., A person who tries to help other people solve their problems but always ends up in deep doo-doo.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown sel it ter

Sentence: Leo's job as a Catholic School Counsellor was hard enough. When he came home, he also tried to help Kitty and her cat, Catamoron. Sadly everything Leo touched turned catastrophic fur him. Feline dejected, he realized he was really a counselitter. His latest catastrophe made him catatonic and he decided to quit catechism, drive off in his Catellac and catapault himself on the road, away from his troubles. He travelled to the Catskills, Catalonia, Catelina and the Catacombs. What did he learn on his travels? We'll never know, because he got cataracts, a catheter and got his tongue.

Etymology: Counsel/Counsellor (some who gives advice about problems) & Litter (rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places);1.A box used to provide a soiling area for (usually) pet cats, generally filled with sand, clay chips, etc.)


A catartic read! Good word. - splendiction, 2010-04-27: 19:51:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: sah-MAR-uh-slymd

Sentence: When Lindstrom jumped in to help clean up the mess left in Madge's apartment when her toilet clogged and overflowed he slipped and fell face first in the putrid mess and he realized he had once again been samarislimed while innocently trying to help someone.

Etymology: Blend of 'samaritan' (a person who is generous in helping those in distress) and 'slimed' (to smear or cover with slime)


Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-12-03: 03:24:00

this is really good!! - mweinmann, 2008-12-03: 10:51:00

metrohumanx So much for do-it-yerself plumbing! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-03: 16:46:00


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Created by: DEADS

Pronunciation: DILL-NER

Sentence: He's already eaten 9 crates of pickles...



I messed this up - DEADS, 2008-02-07: 12:03:00

Seeing this on the list, I couldn't wait to read the sentence and etymology ... only to find your comment above. Can't resist responging ... it's a dilly! I've messed up even worse, and probably will mess up again, far worse than this! Kudos for just simply admitting it. (By tomorrow you might just salvage it!) - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 19:58:00


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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: deep-shit

Sentence: David got himself into his friend's dipsheet while trying to help him out from that dipsheet.

Etymology: From 'deepshit'. 1) Deep - trouble 2) Shit - (vulgar) fecal matter; excrement. 3) Dip - to immerse partially or temporarily in or as if in a liquid; dunk; to get involved. 4) Sheet - to cover with a sheet.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: seh-MAYR-eh-trashd

Sentence: As often as not when Harlan would voluntarily attempt to solve other people's problems he would get it wrong and end up being severely samaritrashed for his well intended efforts.

Etymology: Blend of 'samaritan' (a person who is generous in helping those in distress)and 'trash' (v. to subject to criticism or invective; especially: to disparage strongly )

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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bak-o-lay-d

Sentence: She had cold feet in bed. Her icy backkside, and frigid front made him recoil tighter than a frozen spring. He decided to help her. His warming backhand assist, backfired. She booted him out of bed. Ouch! Another backolaid!

Etymology: He hoped for an accolade for his aid! Ack! Alass! It backfired and became a ... backolaid!


maybe next time he could try 'socking' it to her - nothing worse than cold feet - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 12:30:00

Great sentence and etymology. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-07: 22:05:00

i like it - purpleman, 2008-02-08: 08:01:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gal-uhn-trasht

Sentence: Maybe it's karma, maybe just bad luck but whenever Ben tries to make amends for someone else's mess he gets gallantrashed.

Etymology: gallanrtry (dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior) + trashed (to destroy, damage, or vandalize)

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SHLOK-uh-dahyl

Sentence: Ted‘s scatchat led him to dust-ups and his dregochets bounced back to land him into domestic doo-doo. An omnidebriotic schlockodile, he almost always recalcitrashed the efforts of those who tried to helped him.

Etymology: Shlock (Yiddish from German) Trash, dregs, scum, dross, slag, fetid, filthy,squalid; disagreeable person 2. Yiddish shlak apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch (cf. MHG slac(g) blow; & Crocodile: a person who makes a hypocritical show of sorrow.


I want to say I'm at a loss for words but ... - emdeejay, 2008-12-02: 05:24:00

trust an ozzie to put a crocodile in his etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-02: 12:32:00

So many word creations, you almost invent a new language! Are going to name it verbotomy ... in honor of this website? Amazing sentence! - silveryaspen, 2008-12-02: 13:02:00

You should name it Verbobomy! - Nosila, 2008-12-02: 22:16:00

metrohumanx Packed with pungent piles of perfection! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-04: 01:33:00


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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: dup-lo-ma-tic

Sentence: "See if I try to help you EVER AGAIN!" Kimberly said, angry over a dupelomatic mishap. Kimberly insists that she "was only trying to help Zinnia organize her button collection" but that doesn't explain why Kimberly found herself ankle deep in bird droppings.

Etymology: Dupe (easily fooled) + Diplomatic (friendly, cordial)

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: gooood - sam - air - itan

Sentence: Justin really felt like a goooodsamaritan. Every time he helped Katy, he got stuck in a mire of poop, doo or goo. When he walked her dog Rufus, he got knocked face forward into a pile of poop. When he trimmed her trees, the birds christened him with doo. Finally, there was all the goo inside her refrigerator that found its way to his hands and hair when he helped her clean it out.

Etymology: Goo + Good + Samaritan

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-07: 03:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-02-07: 21:21:00
Had fun with your definition today, purpleman! A rose for your good cartoon, James! (an aside for pupleman and Stevenson about a past verbot: You both noted that beefcant got votes but no comments. It was because most of the compliments I thought turned my face red! If you care to go back and take a look, I'm tickled pink to tell you I finally came up with one I could post!)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-08: 04:17:00
Smells like a rose or maybe a strawberry. Thanks Silveryaspen! ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:05:00
Great word. Great etymology.

silveryaspen - 2008-12-02: 13:08:00
in the wrong box again! I'm flummboxed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by purpleman. Thank you purpleman. ~ James

scrabbelicious - 2010-05-01: 13:17:00
What can I say, fools seldom differ. ;-)