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Created by: davem


Sentence: If you abominablesnowrabbit that child, he will have a bad first day of school.

Etymology: Eponymous to the character in a 1961 Warner Brothers Cartoon in which Daffy Duck and Buggs Bunny take a wrong turn on vacation and find themselves in the Himalayas as candidates to be the new pet of the Abominable Snow Rabbit, a giant yeti who "will love


Novel concept: children as pets! Superb etymology. Fantastic eponomy! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:49:00

Your ephonymous verboticisms have inspired other verbotimists to create some great eponymous verboticisms. - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:57:00

Mistakenly, I thought an epononym was any word that contained part of a name; a name with a syllable or prefix added to 'wordify' it as more than a name. But I was wrong!!! It is a name, and only the name, no additions, that is a true epononym. While I think you have inspired name-based creations, which are not true eponyms, it seems that (at least for the short time I've been playing) that you are the only one who has created a truly eponymous verboticism, in the strictest sense of the definition. Wow! Thank you for piquing my curiosity enough to researth this out. Any one else curious about the strict meaning of eponym might find this link helpful - silveryaspen, 2008-02-24: 14:18:00


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Created by: Aardvark

Pronunciation: Possi-BULL-ee

Sentence: "I don't know why my dad won't let me go. He's such a possibully!"



Inventive! Great blending! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-24: 14:09:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sub doo fuss

Sentence: Earl thought his vigilance in keeping his daughter, Mona, locked up was a way of saving her from herself and all the evils in the world. But he was actually a subduefuss and his obsessive overprotectiveness forced her to rebel and run away. Yes, tired of the suppressive lifestyle her father led as an ex-con biker carnival worker, Mona ran off at the tender age of 29 to become a librairian and church choir member. Earl's street cred took a dive!

Etymology: subdue (hold within limits/controls) & doofus (person with poor judgment) & fuss (worry about too much)


Very apt and funny. Got my vote. - stache, 2008-02-22: 11:58:00

Great characters! Fun word to say! Right on the definition! Superb! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:02:00

Funny word, and great sentence! So many good ones today. - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:09:00

Cheers, all...Mona's last name is Lott, by the way! Earl's is Grey....naturally he and the mother did not wed as carny life is not condusive to marital bliss! - Nosila, 2008-02-22: 23:53:00

petaj But her mother Zell still had that same fanatical streak as Earl. - petaj, 2008-02-23: 05:36:00

And then, petaj, don't forget her sisters, Camille Lott, the idealist;Eda Lott, a plus size model and their adopted brother from Korea, Park King Lott! - Nosila, 2008-02-24: 00:18:00


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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: par-a-noid

Sentence: The coddling and paranoid actions of Jill's father to try to watch her every move and protect her from the harsh cruel world outside, just made Jill more parannoyed.

Etymology: paranoid/annoyed


Is her father related to the computer annoybot? (an Internet computer program having the sole function of sending annoying or unwanted messages)! Very inventive! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:48:00

Good one! - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:03:00

Very good verboticism. - Mustang, 2008-02-22: 18:37:00


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Created by: picabomama

Pronunciation: ooh/burr/war/den

Sentence: Violet skipped down the stairs to tell her Daddy that she had been invited on her first date. She was so excited about this development that she was totally taken aback by her father's reaction. He began to turn red and then he began to stammer and then he started locking all the doors and windows. "What are you doing Daddy?", Violet asked timidly.Her father replied, "I am no longer your father. I am now the uberwarden and this home is your prison. How do you feel about homeschooling?"

Etymology: Uber (German for super) + warden


great story - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-22: 16:28:00

Uber! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:35:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Muh-ther-Smuth-erd

Sentence: At home, I play a game of "Mother, May I" constantly. Due to my mom's fears, she has ruined the game, by making her answer always the same: "Mother says you may not!" Mother says I can't join the school band, for she doesn't want me playing around. Mother says I can't join science club, chess club, or a bridge club because she doesn't want me going to the clubs at night! Mother says I can't play baseball, volleyball, football, or basketball. She says "Who knows what you'll catch playing with all those balls!" It is nice to be mothered, but I need help. I've become a none in this motherhouse. You've heard of Mother Hubbard. Mine is MotherSmuthered.

Etymology: Mother and Smothered and a play on Mother Hubbard = MotherSmuthered. Mothered: loved, cared for, and protected Smothered: overly suppressed


> She says "Who knows what you'll catch playing with all > those balls!" — Now that sounds like something a Sexcavator would say. - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 02:48:00

Are you related to Tom and Dick, the smothered brothers? - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-22: 10:13:00

Wouldn't that be neice? - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 14:42:00

Great word play! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:09:00


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Created by: leegro

Pronunciation: \ˈchāst-hōl\

Sentence: Bob feared that his new girlfriend's father was a true chastehole and would thwart his dreams of an uplifting senior prom.

Etymology: chaste - pure, free from sexual conduct/I think you know what-hole


Perhaps Bob's father knew how to make him and his daughter buckle-under! Very forthright! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 14:22:00


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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cat-astra-fixia-fobe

Sentence: Melanie was gasping for breath after her catastrophyxiaphobic father had hidden the keys to the murcielago her husband gave her as a birthday gift.

Etymology: catastrophe + asphyxiate + phobie


Interesting choice of words in your etymology! Innovative Blending! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:40:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ruh - punzl - oaf

Sentence: Morton is a boob who has become totally obsessed with the notion that Miriam has to be sequestered and under his constant scrutiny in order to protect her from the many dangers he imagines to be threatening her. He has become a totally unreasonable rapunzeloaf.

Etymology: blend of the fairytale Rapunzel and oaf


He needs to let his hair hang down as much as she does! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:05:00

Fantastic! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:07:00

Any relation to 'Meatloaf'? - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:14:00


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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: luv-shak-ull

Sentence: At first, Tracy thought Marvin was being a doting boyfriend, running all the errands and carrying even the lightest packages for her, but when she found him staring at her image on the computer and singing "You're My Obsession", she came to the realization that she was being loveshackled.

Etymology: love shack, shackle


Hey Jabber - 2 songs for you today! - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-22: 06:58:00

Love the word purple so I'll put up with the song that's now stuck in my head for the entire weekend!! The Love Shackle is a little old thing that keeps us together Love Shackle baby, Love Shackle bay-bee. - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-22: 08:46:00

Is loveshackle a cousin to Sugar Shackled? Now, there's 3 songs! Great Creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 12:57:00

"Tiiiiin roof... rusted!" Groovy word. - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:06:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and appropriate to the definition. - Mustang, 2008-02-22: 18:36:00

Great word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:07:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-02-22: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

'But Daddy you can't lock me in my room!'
Photo: peasap and elisfanclub

DEFINITION: v. tr. To be so overly protective about a person or object, that you become completely possessed by the fear of what could go wrong. n. A person who is so worried about protecting something that they smother it with their own fears.

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