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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: rig-ORTHO-hiss

Sentence: Mama Obama’s outgoing, they say… To protocol spin doctors it was okay- To fistbump Sarkoszy and hifive the Prince… But hugging the Monarch made everyone wince. Forgetting that Bush was a world-class dunce, Her touch was derided and talked of for months… Clearly her gesture was somewhat amiss.. Tho the world’s on the edge of a dark bleak abyss, The papparatzombies just focused on this: A Regent’s reaction- Her RIGORTHOHISS.

Etymology: RIGORmortis+orTHO+HISS=RIGORTHOHISS....RIGOR MORTIS: temporary rigidity of muscles (occurring after death); New Latin, stiffness of death [1847].....ORTHO: straight, upright, vertical, perpendicular,correct; Greek, from orthos straight, right, true; akin to Sanskrit ūrdhva high, upright.....HISS: to express disapproval of by hissing, to make a sharp sibilant sound; Middle English, of imitative origin [14th century].


mrskellyscl WOW! The word is great, the poem hysterical. Great work. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-06: 05:10:00

Great word as always Metrohumanx ;) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 08:30:00

Words you chose to make rhyme, entranced me for quite a time. While at your wit, I laughed a bit, and enjoyed all of what you writ! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-06: 17:36:00

Your ode may not be legal, but it certainly is regal! - Nosila, 2009-04-06: 19:10:00

metrohumanx Thanks to you all! James :) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 23:17:00

metrohumanx I would like to thank The Lone ranger who gave me a vote on each of my words last week. I may be offline for a little while, as i have chosen to move to the headlands of the foothills... - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:13:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass teee reee ah

Sentence: His assteria made her the butt of jokes in the shower room

Etymology: hysteria, ass


Your Assteria "cracks" me up! :) LOL - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:05:00

HOW did that happen? perfect example of Illogicalrambugifications as I hit enter once...:)) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:08:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 09:43:00

metrohumanx Profundo rotundo. Funny word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:42:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: blo tus

Sentence: When the photo op presented itself for the first meeting between Queen Elizabeth 11 and Michelle Obama,at Buckingham Palace, after the G20 Conference, the Queen let out a blotus. When asked later how she felt after recovering from the encounter, Her Majesty said in her usual dead-pan manner, "We were touched!"

Etymology: Blow (gasp;forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth) & FLOTUS (acronym for First Lady Of The United States...used by her Secret Service detail and itinerary planners) Naturally her spouse is called POTUS, but that is a whole nother story...

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snuh-guhlp

Sentence: Mary is not comfortable with hugs. If her husband feels the need, he must give her at least 20 minutes notice for her to prepare. Last week, after she had her hair done, the stylist gave her a big, spontaneous hug. Mary's snuggulp startled the hairdresser so much that she dropped her scissors. So much for that tip...

Etymology: snuggle (to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection) + gulp (to suppress, subdue, or choke back as if by swallowing)

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: imp - hing - hur - snap

Sentence: Gloria moved slowly and roundly. She was a force to be reckoned with and especially did not like to be touched or hugged. If someone approached her too quickly and with wide arms, it might cause an impingehersnap.....and Gloria would tense up, snapping her legs and spine into a defensive position....somewhat like a crisp, round cookie!

Etymology: impinge - (encroach, interfere or contact) her, snap (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension) gingersnap (a crisp, round cookie)


metrohumanx ...and somewhat like a timber rattlesnake? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-07: 01:14:00

metrohumanx I like this word more each time i see it! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-08: 02:43:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: winss ov waylz

Sentence: When asked what was the high point (or most publicized aspect) of her recent trip to Britain, the First Lady said it had to be her receiving the winceofwails for encircling her Majesty in a photo-op embrace. The whole episode became a royal pain, for her and the House of Wince-or!

Etymology: Wince (grimace;flich, cringe) & Wails (emit sound of sorrow or grief) & play on Prince of Wales (The Heir to the British Throne and some of Queen Elizabeth II)


metrohumanx Didn't Henry Kissinger once grab Margaret Thatcher's ass? Nobody made a big deal out of THAT! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 00:58:00

Royal pun = roils of fun! Great create and right on the definition, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-06: 01:21:00


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: we-cudd-ul-eeze

Sentence: She tried not to whecuddleeze when he grabbed her on the trapeze with the greatest of ease.

Etymology: wheeze + cuddle


What a tease! - Nosila, 2010-10-19: 23:46:00

oh please! - remistram, 2010-10-20: 09:33:00


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Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gahsp-troh-pohd

Sentence: It was a beautiful day. Amelia, a social butterfly, was chairperson of the Friendly Acres Welcoming Committee. Her job was to meet and greet new arrivals to the neighborhood and deliver a basket of household goodies. After knocking several times on the front door of the newly arrived Mollusk family, imagine Amelia's shock when Mrs. Mollusk (whose husband was a snailmail man) inhaled sharply when Amelia extended her hand to introduce herself. She was even more shocked when Mrs. Mollusk instructed the children at her foot to hide. Mrs. Mollusk then slammed the door and quickly retreated into her house. As Amelia walked back down the Mollusks somewhat slimy, but shimmering-in-the-sunshine pathway, she decided the Mollusks must be the gasptropods of the neighborhood.

Etymology: Playing with GASTROPOD, a snail or slug, single-shelled, muscular organ of locomotion


Oh, no! They shunned your friendly graspopaweds! No shellouts in this family! Very unique etymology. - silveryaspen, 2009-04-06: 17:55:00

very clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 09:48:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: stiff + cum + fert

Sentence: Grandpa Proctor went into shock when Emily Lincoln gave him a hug. He felt extreme stiffcomfort, had trouble breathing and his whole body became rigid. Although Emily was a covergirl for Oui Magazine, everyone was sure that he reacted this way when Grandma touched him too.

Etymology: stiff (rigid, incapable of or resistant to bending, not moving) comfort, discomfort.


excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-07: 09:45:00


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Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: sh-awk-word

Sentence: Robin, who never gave hugs or expected them in return, was struck with shockward when Justin, whom she barely knew, gave her a hug and a peck on the cheek!

Etymology: Shock (unexpected, sudden) + awkward (strange or uncomfortable)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-06: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-06: 07:50:00
Thank you! My former husband's family didn't hug and I hugged his Mother and she let out a loud gasp and went rigid... They all changed and became more loving towards each other, after I married into their family. It changed them forever and they all hug each other now. :) (I hug people I care about and love) Hugs are great! ;)

readerwriter - 2009-04-06: 10:22:00
Sounds like you were on a Mission Accomplished!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-06: 10:46:00
Perhaps you should consider a taking a position with the Royal Family -- seems like they need a lot more hugging. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by abrakadeborah. Thank you abrakadeborah. ~ James

'Omigod! She's goosing me!'

DEFINITION: v. To gasp and go rigid with shock when someone unexpectedly hugs you. n. The gasping sound, and associated rigid body reaction, which a person who is "not comfortable with physical intimacy", emits when they are unexpectedly hugged.

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