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'He's kind of possessive about his litter...'

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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Jackassist

Created by: Magnetic

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Trying to meddle in coworkers' problems ended up getting Bob fired -- that'll teach him to be such a jackassist.

Etymology: jackass + assist

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COMMENTS:

Roaring with laughter! Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 20:01:00

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Goodpunish

Sibahi

Created by: Sibahi

Pronunciation: Good-punish

Sentence: "John was goodpunished, John is a goodpunish"

Etymology: "No good deed goes unpunished." - Clare Boothe Luce

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COMMENTS:

Nice wordplay and turn about in your sentence and verboticism! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 08:44:00

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Chivalricochet

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /shi-val-RIK-uh-shey/

Sentence: Richard thought he was being helpful when he offered to carry the old lady's shopping bags from the department store to her car, but his good deed chivalricocheted when the store security guard grabbed his arm and claimed he was shoplifting. Glancing around the parking lot, the old woman was nowhere to be found.

Etymology: chivalric - pertaining to a gallant deed; with good intention (from Old French, chevalier "knight") + ricochet - [informal] having an unintended consequence; to backfire (from Old French, give-and-take)

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Knightly done! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 11:06:00

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Sainttomarse

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: snt-toe-MARSS

Sentence: Benedict was a true sainttomarse. Every time he volunteered to help a friend move house he ended up with all the sh*t jobs.

Etymology: saint (one with good intentions) + Saint Thomas + arse (from whence the doo doo)

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ROFL - emdeejay, 2008-12-03: 04:59:00

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Gallantrashed

artr

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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Spexcressist

Created by: novaspectyr

Pronunciation: spex/cruh/sist

Sentence: Always willing to help, John spexcressisted his friend Jane with her cat's messy litter box. His reputation as a catsanova ruined and his clothing stained, he was forced to move out in order to escape the resulting feline persecution.

Etymology: speckle + excrement + assist

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COMMENTS:

Good tongue twister! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 11:05:00

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Litterati

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a tee

Sentence: After Joe had finished reading "Cat on the Hot Tin Roof", he had to go clean out Tiger's stinkbox. After tripping over his pet and showering himself with its debris, Joe became a true litterati.

Etymology: Litter (trash;material used for animal indoor toilets) & Literati (the literary intelligentsia;people who write, are well written or who publish or critique books)

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Dipsheet

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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Orthomerdapurgotate

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: ORTHOMERDAPURGOTATE

Sentence: I am sick and tired of orthomerdapurgotating after everyone in this bloody hellhole, just to be passed for a promotion time and time again!

Etymology: Ortho - straight and upright Merda (lat.) - feces Purgo (lat.) - to clean

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Pigstymied

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pig/sty/meed

Sentence: Why is it that every time I try to help I end up pigstymied

Etymology: pigsty + stymied

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COMMENTS:

And hogtied? Where's the Tide? Oh what a funny and fun creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 11:02:00

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Comments:

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. ;-)