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Retrocertainot

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: RETRO-sir-tin-OTT

Sentence: She pleaded with him to come over at once- He knocked on her door till he felt like a dunce! In the dark and the rain he had driven cross town- This was the last time that he’d play the clown! Out of his trunk came a real pay-backer.... The largest yet legal immense firecracker. Out in her courtyard the ten-minute fuse- Sizzled like anger fueled by abuse. Back at his pad he had pause there to enter- He couldn’t retrieve the love note that he’d sent her... The night sky lit up like the coming of day- The concussion was felt a half mile away. Community service completed at last, He’d always reflect on his foolish young past... Was it allwrong –just a misguided thought? Or was it a bad RETROCERTAINOT?

Etymology: RETRO+CERTAIn+NOT= RETROCERTAINOT.....-RETRO(prefix): backward : back ; Latin, from retro, from re- + -tro (as in intro within).....CERTAIN: fixed , settled, inevitable, incapable of failing, destined, assured in mind or action; Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *certanus, from Latin certus, from past participle of cernere to sift, discern, decide; akin to Greek krinein to separate, decide, judge, Old Irish criathar sieve.....NOT: used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words; Middle English, alteration of nought, from nought [13th century]

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metrohumanx RELAX! NO fictitious characters were harmed in the spinning of this yarn. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:18:00

Dear metro, Your poems and wit are that of a good talker, and we love to hear odes about an explosion, by a stalker! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:01:00

Retrocertainot tickles the tongue, especially if you roll those 3 R's! It has a rich rolling rhythym. It shine with alliteraytion! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 15:17:00

I'm glad to hear no characters were maimed. Good story and word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:43:00

metrohumanx Thank you all! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-01: 14:37:00

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Dissertivate

contradictionary

Created by: contradictionary

Pronunciation:

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Refret

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ri-fret

Sentence: Joan is not one to make big decisions easily. She takes her time collecting data and sorting through options. Her biggest problem is that when she does something definitive she immediately begins to refret her action.

Etymology: regret (to feel sorrow or remorse for an act, fault, disappointment, etc. + fret (to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent)

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Backteriology

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: back tear y all o gee (more pun fun)

Sentence: No one likes the backruptcy of second thoughts that disturb your judgement of the second peace, and put you in a judgement daze. Is this back behavior akin to bad behavior? Probably!!! And it's more dangerous to your mental health, too. Nearly all people have been afflicted with second thoughts, at some time or another. The second-psysightchiatrists are always trying to analyze this ask-back-words, all pervasive condition, among all humans. They have named it backteriology.

Etymology: First there is the very obvious homonymous pun on bacteriology. As bacteriology is the study of bacteria, BACKTERIOLOGY is the study (the OLOGY) of the BACK lash of those deleTERIOous and posTERIOr (after/secondary) thoughts, of previous decisions. /// Oh yes, as you surmised, ask-back-words is definitely a play on assbackwards! Sadly, the second-psysightchiatrists, like the rest of us, still haven't found a way to snatch-back-words, so it is an incurable condition.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Your tale made me want to study back-TEARY-ology again! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-31: 02:23:00

Ah shucks, metrohumanx, don't cry! Lots of times those second thought just make you feel better about the good decision you made! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 02:29:00

I thought backteriology was when you were so cross eyed, your tears ran down you back. Great word! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-31: 05:43:00

I thought it was about backwaryology...the fear of getting a little behind in your work! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:04:00

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:01:00

backing up a bit is sometimes wise, even if its too late....great word and story. - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:03:00

Great entertainment as always! Good job. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:37:00

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Remorselfull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/more/sell/full

Sentence: After being a vegetarian for many years Sally took a bite of filet mignon only to be immediately remorselfull.

Etymology: remorse + morsel + full + remorseful

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COMMENTS:

With apologies to Omar Khayyam, but I just couldn't resist this parody: "The fickle finger of 'ate' having 'et', and we cannot remove a bit of it!" Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:31:00

funny.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:04:00

Clever etymology. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:45:00

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Vacillean

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: va-sill-een

Sentence: Sometimes vacilleaning between Either/Or can only be cured by the unction of Both/And.

Etymology: Blending VACILLATE, meaning to waver, be hesitant + LEAN, meaning to bend, trust in, incline. Playing on VASELINE, an oil-based lubricant

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Slick creation! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:45:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:05:00

enjoyed your word! - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

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Missimprudent

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: miss-im-pru-dent

Sentence: Eleanor wondered if she may have been a bit missimprudent as she noticed that her new kitchen carpet was the same color as the cockroaches.

Etymology: miss: 1) a young lady miss: 2) blunder, mistake imprudent: unwise, lacking in discretion

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Oustanding eponym! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:51:00

As in Miss Imprudent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:57:00

Really good! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:36:00

Good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:40:00

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Doubtbout

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: daowt baowt

Sentence: For a moment after Naomi squished the cockroach, she experienced a doubtbout. Would Karma be waiting to pay her back? Do these bugs do any good, like eat other bugs? Can she get the goo off her shoe? But her biggest doubt about the demise of the huge insect was even more worrying. How many of his friends and family would show up at her place for the funeral???

Etymology: Doubt (indecision; lack confidence in or have doubts about) & Bout (A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell)

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Deskepticision

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: duh-skept-ah-sish-un

Sentence: Kat's deskepticision about jumping out of the airplane proved to be unnecessary and a waste of time.

Etymology: decision + skeptical

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Aftermythoughts

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AF ter myth OUGHTS

Sentence: “Growing up in a circus was exciting, but not so good for meeting the opposite sex. So I didn’t learn much about dating. I shouldn’t have listened to Ted and Bob. They insisted that if I took Molly, from school, on a first date for a little stroll on the tightrope, followed by a quick little shot out of the cannon, and finally a little socializing with the freaks and geeks, that she’d fall for me, see stars and fit right in. How could I know they were messing with me? Nothing but a disaster! What was I thinking? My aftermythoughts are that I should have gotten help with my date plans from someone else. I trusted those guys. But it’s too late now. Molly ran out of here so fast that she didn’t even get to meet my parents: the Tall Man and the Bearded Lady. I’ll never ask Ted and Bob for advice on dating again. What can you expect from a couple of clowns like that?”

Etymology: AFTER + MYTH + OUGHTS + or AFTER + MY + THOUGHTS (and AFTERMATH + AFTERTHOUGHTS) MYTH: something that is believed (usually by many) but that does not exist or is false OUGHTS: what should have been done AFTERMATH: the situation that exists as a result of an important (and usually unpleasant) event, an accident, etc., AFTERTHOUGHT: a thing that is thought of, said or added later, and is often not carefully planned MY:

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mrskellyscl I am impressed! - mrskellyscl, 2009-03-31: 08:07:00

Excellent word & story! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:35:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-31: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-13: 00:20:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Poor thing, maybe I shouldn't have stepped on him.'

DEFINITION: v. To do something decisive and then immediately start to have doubts, wondering if you did the right thing. n. Second thoughts, or second guesses, about a decision or an action you have made but cannot change.

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