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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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Pitfool

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Pit-fewl

Sentence: Before tasting the coffee, I pitfooled my wife by offering her a sip to make sure it wasn't too hot to drink. It turned out it was.

Etymology: Pitfall (a danger) + fool (a gullible or dumb person; to trick such a person)

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you sound like a pitfool terr(i)or - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:20:00

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Precanarize

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pree-can-a-raiz

Sentence: Fearing that grandfather was about to change his will, the siblings elected his favorite, Darlene, she of the silken hair, angelic smile and hourglass figure to precanarize the old bas...d with a visit to (hopefully) his deathbed.

Etymology: pre (before) + canary (as in coal mine)

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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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Afteryoobytrap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: arf-tah-you-be-trap

Sentence: i make it a point to afteryoobytrap before i go into any new room.

Etymology: after you, booby trap

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good enough for my vote! hehehe - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:18:00

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Leurting

Created by: smilodon99

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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Courtierstwhile

petaj

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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Decoytesy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-coy-tes-y

Sentence: Micky was given a great decoytesy when he was tricked into putting a bell on the cat by the mayor of the mouse kingdom.

Etymology: decoy:a means to mislead or lead into danger; entrap + courtesy: given or done as a polite gesture

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Snideswap

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: snide/ swap

Sentence: I never thought I would be one to snideswapbut in this world it is survival of the smartest.

Etymology: snide = deceptive, swap = to trade =snideswap

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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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