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Mothersmuthered

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

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> 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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Guantanamother

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gwan tan am oth hur

Sentence: Her Guantanamother scared her girlfriends and terrified her boyfriends. she came downstairs on prom night to find her date hooded, naked, standing on a stool, while her mother made doberman noises.

Etymology: guantanamo, mother

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COMMENTS:

Thanks Galway - you exorcised Love Shakle but now I'm stuck with 'Guantanamera, guajira, Guantanamera' - sing it purple!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-22: 10:09:00

wantanamera, theres only wan tanamera - galwaywegian, 2008-02-22: 10:27:00

One ton o' mayo! Might heal ya, one ton o' mayo... - purpleartichokes, 2008-02-22: 10:48:00

You three guan and on ... singing your little hearts out! Guanatanamother is so farfetched it just hangs right out there, drawing us to it like a magnet! Fun one, galwayegian! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:12:00

Loved it, galwaywegian, you GITMO better every day! - Nosila, 2008-02-23: 00:05:00

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Purdad

Created by: ekky99

Pronunciation: pur-dah-d

Sentence: The purdad hid his daughter from the gaze of the lecherous youths. Shut away in a curtained room, she paled into insignificance.

Etymology: purdah + dad

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COMMENTS:

Good sentence. Kudos for being able to come with two words and only change one letter to blend them! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:33:00

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Patrylacticate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: PAT-ruh-LAC-ti-cate

Sentence: Marvin would patrylacticate Brittany each time he neurotically attempted to protect her from the real and imagined evils of the world. By the time she turned twenty-nine, Marvin had reached the stage of clinical patrylacticosis.

Etymology: Patri-, "father," + prophylactic, "protective measure." Noun form: patrylactication

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Prophylactic was a stroke of .... genius! Great shielding! I'm having too much fun with this one! Way to go stache! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-22: 13:16:00

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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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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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Abominablesnowrabbit

Created by: davem

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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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Alsatiate

Created by: janebrowne

Pronunciation: Al-SAY-she-ate

Sentence: So when my dad met my boyfriend and saw that he had a few cool tatoos and a pierced nose he, like, began to alsatiate all over the place and pushed me back in my room and tried to lock me in! What is his problem?

Etymology: Alsatiate- Both the French and Germans claim this word, insisting that it derives from the behavior of Alsatians or German Shepherd dogs, known world-wide for their tendency to drool and bark, protecting their owners and, in effect, making them hostages.

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COMMENTS:

Kudos for your etymology and originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-24: 14:10:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-25: 19:25:00

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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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Anxicovet

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: angz-i-covet

Sentence: Ben's last anxicovet was enough to swear him off women for a while. Now he just spends his nights online or at the bar and with whomever will hang with him for a while.

Etymology: anxiety + covet

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COMMENTS:

Very Unique! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-23: 16:31:00

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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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