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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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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staff-meeting continental breakfast, so that the coworker, and not Alex, would find out whether the milk was a month outdated, like last time.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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Hambush

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hamboŏsh

Sentence: Aunt Edy invited Rodney over for Thanksgiving. She promised not just turkey but pork products. He accepted knowing full well that this was a hambush. Edy is the designated family inquisitor. Rodney’s new girlfriend was to be the topic of discussion for the evening. What’s her name? How old is she? Has she been married? Does she have kids? Where does she work? How did you meet? Is it serious? Rodney thought to himself, ”Why am I putting up with this?”. ”That’s right, HAM!!!”

Etymology: ham (meat from the upper part of a pig’s leg salted and dried or smoked) + ambush (a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position)

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Hostiletality

Created by: terpette

Pronunciation: hostile-TAL-ity

Sentence: Letting me jump off the cliff first when we go to the quarry to swim is just another example of my ex-boyfriend\'s hostiletality!

Etymology: Conjunction of \"hostile\" and \"hospitality\".

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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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Protocull

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: proh-toh-cull

Sentence: In today's competitive office environment it is important to follow the correct protocull (i.e. find some other sucker to tell the boss the bad news) in order to survive.

Etymology: protocol for culling

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COMMENTS:

1 Across: For zapping cyber viruses, perhaps (9). Good word I say! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-29: 15:30:00

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Sacrifriend

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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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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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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Husherette

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: hush/ur/et

Sentence: Sue was an established husherette who kindly led the way to the appointed spot, their final destination.

Etymology: hush + usherette

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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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