Vote for the best verboticism.

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You still have one vote left...

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

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Boldlygowobbly

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bowled-lee-go-wobb-lee with particular relish on all the b and w and l sounds.

Sentence: Kenny donned his star trek outfit for the first time and headed off to the convention deliberately leaving behind his duffel bag with the spare set of civvies. However, once he got on the bus and the kid behind started jeering at him, he had a boldlygowobbly moment or two debating the merits of taking a detour to K-mart.

Etymology: boldly go (from the Star trek mission statement) + go wobbly (as in "don't go all wobbly on me now")

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Even sounds like an alien word! Out-of-this-world! Cute! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:48:00

Kenny must have been bold to wear his star trek costume on the bus! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:06:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

metrohumanx Hee Hee Heee! Good word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:40:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

Vote For | Comments and Points

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.

----------------------------
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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Timedoubt

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: timd + owt

Sentence: Lorraine always experienced timedoubt when she had to decide anything; whether it was a meaningless, simple decision or a life changing situation. After it was too late to change her mind, she wondered whether she should have made another choice.

Etymology: timed out(too late, its over) time (clock or measure duration) doubt (second thoughts)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Captures all the nuances of the definition, and is so easy to remember. Perfect! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:19:00

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:05:00

Perfect word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:50:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Actagonize

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ak tag oh naiiiiiz

Sentence: The realization that he should have thought the thing through before entering the ultimate fighting challenge came after a lot of actagonizing and before a lot of octagony!

Etymology: act agonise

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

I wonder if octomom feels any octagony? Or is she is capably of any actagony! Intriguing verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:44:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:00:00

perfect word. - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:05:00

Really good word and story. Suits the definition perfectly. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:47:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deferredlament

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: deh-FERD-leh-ment

Sentence: Sally Ann had hastily decided to call off her engagement with Mevyn on the grounds of incompatibility when she experienced a major bout of deferredlament, realizing she had been hasty in her assessments, forgetting that life is always a matter of making adjustments.

Etymology: Blend of 'deferred' (postponed or delayed) and 'lament' (to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Deferredlament

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: deh-FERD-leh-ment

Sentence: Mary Lou had hastily decided to call off her engagement with Meryl on the grounds of incompatibility when she experienced a major bout of deferredlament, realizing she had been hasty in her assessments, forgetting that life is always a matter of making adjustments.

Etymology: Blend of 'deferred' (postponed or delayed) and 'lament' (to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Defurredlament must be when you decide not to keep the doggy that followed you home! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:11:00

very good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

The word sounds good to say. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:49:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Hindsplight

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: hinds-plite

Sentence: As soon as I picked up the goldfish cracker off my daughter's high chair and popped it into my mouth, the hindsplight kicked in. Do I spit out the half-soggy, apple juice soaked tidbit or forge on with the chewing. And why do I think eating her scraps is somehow less wasteful than throwing it away? In the midst of my hindsplight, I stepped on a rogue Cheerio, and, with that telltale crunch beneath my heel, I immediately started chastising myself for not picking it up earlier.

Etymology: hindsight modified to include plight.

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Your sentence was so true to life, I think we might all have had to stop ourselves from making a face and spitting! Hindsplight was equally powerful at evoking the emotions! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:27:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:03:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Permagret

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: perm-ma-greht

Sentence: No sooner had the tattoo artist finished inking the large portrait of Michael Bolton onto Bruce's chest, when the permagret had set in. He hadn't considered that his career as an underwear model may be compromised.

Etymology: permanent + regret

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

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.

Create | Read