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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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Preventpal

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pre-vent-pal

Sentence: Gladys picked Norman to be her preventpal for the day, the potato salad that Mitch made looked a tad radioactive.

Etymology: prevent + pal

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Smartyr

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SMAHR-turr

Sentence: Alex smartyred himself by having his coworker cut to the front for the staff-meeting continental breakfast, so that the coworker, and not Alex, would find out whether the milk was a month outdated, like last time.

Etymology: smarter + martyr

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COMMENTS:

This is mostly based on a true story--sad thing was that I was the coworker! - mplsbohemian, 2007-06-26: 01:56:00

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-26: 10:15:00

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Politeabomb

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: po light a bahm

Sentence: Letting her precede him in the interviews was a blatant politeabomb move to advance himself

Etymology: polite - niceness bomb- explosive device

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Fallguide

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Fah-all-gu-ide

Sentence: Clint was no idiot. No Sir! If he was a movie star he'd certainly have done his own stunts. But only after his personal fallguide tested the equipment, of course.

Etymology: Cunning modification of Fallguy, 80's tv show starring the same guy who did the Bionic Man, I think (er..no typecasting here!), and whose real name may also have been Guy (which is unlikey really). And 'Girl Guide' akin to Boy scout but disbanded and sadly subsumed into Scouts. (See any Enid Blython book).

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Courtierstwhile

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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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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Snarcissistic

Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: Snar + sis + sis + tic

Sentence: I saw the Jehovah's Witnesses lurking in the lobby, and quickly formed a snarcissistic plan. I stepped back and held the door open for a pleasant looking woman approaching from behind me. Perhaps the smile I returned was a bit too broad, as the odd look she gave me was replaced by an expression of horror and betrayal as they closed in on her waving copies of The Watchtower.

Etymology: Snare (to trap or entangle) + narcissist (one who is consumed by self interest)

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Really funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-26: 13:52:00

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Ufirzt

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo-first

Sentence: Ufirzt is a very disturbing ailment which involves a plate of mussels and a very sick man.

Etymology: You First! [...before I eat that]

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petaj Noufirzt, or rage before booty. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 07:48:00

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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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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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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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