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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roasac

Created by: mar786

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Ufirzt

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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