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'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Goahhhead

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: go ahhhh head

Sentence: The benefit of telling guests goahhhhead was that if the canapes tasted bad, they would find out first. There was no need to try all those fattening foods! The guests would determine the palatability!

Etymology: From: GO A HEAD and AHHHH.

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Baitenhookish

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: BATE-en-HOOK-ish

Sentence: Ralph noticed the unavoidable rope trap ten feet in front of the fresh water spring, and baitenhookishly "let" James go to the spring before anyone else.

Etymology: Bait and hook

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Chivtrickalry

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shiv-trick-all-ree

Sentence: She fell for his chivtrickalry yet again. The meal he prepared for her was his best yet save for the rat poison aftertaste to the steak. Then she slowly passed out.

Etymology: chivalry (courteous behaviour, generous) + trick (as in trap, snare, lure)

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Yellegate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈjɛləˌgeɪt/

Sentence: Any situation in which you willingly put someone else in the danger that you could have faced yourself is an example of yellegation.

Etymology: Yellow (as in afraid) + delegate

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Ewegofurst

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: yoo-go-furst

Sentence: Mavis was a clever lamb indeed. Day after day she avoided the slaughter by stunning the crowd with her impeccable manners. Ewegofurst was the last thing they heard...

Etymology: Ewe - a female sheep. Go - to move from one place or point to another. First - coming before all others.

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Benevolentrap

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: buh-nev-uh-luhn-trap

Sentence: Denise was so happy to see that chivalry was alive when Ken held the door for her yesterday morning. It turned out to be a benevolentrap when it she found out that the boss was looking for someone to take care of a particularly cranky customer.

Etymology: benevolent (charitable, kind) + trap (snare, trick)

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Secondwary

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sek-und-ware-ee

Sentence: It was a good thing that Bob became secondwary and let his friend sign up first for the all-expenses paid vacation to... Once the line cleared, the word "Afghanistan" was revealed.

Etymology: secondary, wary

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Shivalry

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: shiv-ul-ree

Sentence: Tex thought it was awfully nice of Bubba to let him go out into the exercise yard before him, but as he emerged into the sunlight and saw a group of H Block inmates waiting for him, he realised it had simply been a case of shivalry.

Etymology: shiv [crude weapon], chivalry

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Trapease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trap eez

Sentence: Mickey would trapease himself some free cheese by courteously allowing Rodney to go first and snap the mousecatcher.

Etymology: Trap (hold or catch as if in a trap) & Ease (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort) plus WordPlay on Trapeze (a swing used by circus acrobats)

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Courtesnare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kur te snair

Sentence: Mojo the Mouse had learned how to avoid the mousetrap. When he saw the tasty cheese awaiting him, he always did a courtesnare, by letting his pal, Rodney spring the trap and leave him the tasty morsel. This way, Mojo wan't one of those mice, who thrice get a splice in a vise and heed no advice!

Etymology: Courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate remark or act) & Snare (entrap)

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Comments:

purpleartichokes - 2007-06-26: 11:12:00
Hey James, can we vote for the old words? I voted, but didn't get a point. The word, however, got 3 points.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-26: 14:32:00
Hi Purple, Yes you should be able to vote for the old words. I will check the logic to make sure it scores properly. ~ James

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