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Loveshackle

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

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COMMENTS:

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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Chaperown

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /SHAP-ur-own/

Sentence: Charlotte had been constantly chaperowned; when she went to the mall on Saturdays, her father insisted on staying with her; when she wanted to go to a school dance, she had to bring her older brother as an escort; and her mother picked her up from school each day and take her straight home. It's no wonder that she snuck out one night, ran away and became a porn star.

Etymology: Chaperon (also chaperone) - someone whose purpose is to ensure propriety or restrict activity (Old French for "hood, head protector"; related to 'chapeau' "hat") + Own - [in the sense of] to have complete control over (Middle English, agan "to have")

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Good one, Tigger...is that different from chaperleasing or chaperrenting? - Nosila, 2008-02-22: 02:01:00

Ownerous parents! Brilliant! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:08:00

"My mama told me, you better chaperown" — (Shop around; Smokey Robinson and The Miracles). Since Jabberwocky's singing again, there's music in the air... - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:22:00

And purpleartichokes and galwaywegian are singing too, I see. - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:41:00

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Catastrophyxiaphobe

petaj

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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Abominablesnowrabbit

Created by: davem

Pronunciation:

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

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COMMENTS:

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 http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/eponyms/index.html - silveryaspen, 2008-02-24: 14:18:00

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Protectomania

Sibahi

Created by: Sibahi

Pronunciation: Protect-o-mania

Sentence: Julie, a 29-year-old, is regularly locked in her room in Friday nights by her protectomaniac father.

Etymology: Protect-o-mania: "mad about protection."

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COMMENTS:

Was his favorite song "Crazy Over You?" Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 14:38:00

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Doomfeed

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: DOOM-feed

Sentence: For Bob the signs were all there: a harmaggedist who knew all the apocryptic signs. And, futhermore, his family were never free from his daily doses of doomfeed. But happily - perhaps, not in Bob's case - he found karma, no longer worrying about tomorrow - for he knew anyway everything would turn out wrong.

Etymology: DOOMFEED: doom: unpleasant or disastrous outcome; Feed: to satify, gratify or minister to, as in any sense, ego, desire, fear etc.

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COMMENTS:

Trapped in a doomfeedback loop! Very innovative! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 14:32:00

you went right for the dark side on this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-22: 14:39:00

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Aupairanoid

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: oh/pear/a/noid

Sentence: Angela was so concerned about the safety of her children that she hired an aupairanoid to help supervise them.

Etymology: au pair + paranoid

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-22: 06:59:00

could all go aupair shaped - galwaywegian, 2008-02-22: 09:27:00

Au! The children need an escape pairashoot! This is a pairagon among verboticisms! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:22:00

If she had the money, Angela would probably hire au-pair of 'em, I bet. Fun word. - Tigger, 2008-02-22: 15:11:00

Good One, Jab...no wonder they invented Nanny 911- pairental discretion advised! - Nosila, 2008-02-22: 23:44:00

Another creative verbotomy! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:08:00

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Uberwarden

picabomama

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Precicossety

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: preh/si/kossitee

Sentence: Gollum in the Lord of the Rings showed way too much precicossety. It drove me nuts when he kept saying 'my precious'.

Etymology: preciosity (affection) + cosset (pamper) + precious

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COMMENTS:

He was testing your precious mettle! Can't resist saying it's absolutely precious! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:28:00

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Pythonize

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: pii-thon-iiz

Sentence: So sad, she had a father that pythonized her all the time.

Etymology: python+ize

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COMMENTS:

Wow! Emotionally powerful! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:42:00

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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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