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'Look at that guy's nose!'

DEFINITION: A unique physical or psychological trait, which makes one "different". Often seen as a handicap, even if it provides a distinct evolutionary advantage.

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Hamzuk

Created by: lramakrishnan

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Etymology: Hamzuk, after the Hamilton-Zuk immunocompetence hypothesis in evolutionary biology

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Evolustugh

Created by: nightclaw42

Pronunciation: ev-oo-lou-st-ugh

Sentence: They made fum of him a at first,but he had the evolustugh.

Etymology: evo-evolutionary st-last ugh-laugh

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Rudosyndrom

IHeartKiwiTarts

Created by: IHeartKiwiTarts

Pronunciation: " roo-doe-sin-drum"

Sentence: After the doctor found eyes in the back of my head, he told me. very solemnly told me that I have Rudosyndrom.

Etymology: from Rudolf, the reindeer who was ostracized for his red nose and ended up going down in history for it

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Darwooser

Created by: Adamson

Pronunciation: Dar-woo-zer

Sentence: That three legged man is a real darwooser

Etymology: Darwin (chuck)+loser

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Unvantage

Created by: awesomo

Pronunciation: Un-vantage

Sentence: Harold's beard is quite the unvantage, as it scares everyone away, but he was able to raise a family of rabbits in it.

Etymology: The prefix un undoes the specified noun, advantage. Although I didn't mean for it to undo it, but for them to go hand-in-hand.

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Handycap

Created by: hoodrow

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Aberlution

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: a bur LU shun

Sentence: By sheer comic aberlution penguins have mananged to captivate the hearts & minds of people everywhere, consequently insuring their survivial.

Etymology: aberration + evolution

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Uniquirk

vince

Created by: vince

Pronunciation: you/ni/kwerk

Sentence: Without the uniquirk possessed by the monk, there might not have been the foresight to reinforce the temple with bananas.

Etymology: unique + quirk

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Crapsticle

Created by: trer9

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- trer9, 2006-12-21: 21:39:00

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Heteronomalogenotype

Created by: mantroog

Pronunciation: het-er-o-nom-a-lo-jeen-o-type

Sentence: The elves had never seen a reindeer of that particular heteronomalogenotype.

Etymology: hetero=different, anomaly=abnormality, genotype=genetic constitution

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- mantroog, 2006-12-21: 18:08:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-21: 02:26:00
By popular request! A definition which suggests a noun as the solution. But feel free to twist it into a verb, or even an adjective, if you wish! ~ James

kmccardle - 2006-12-21: 15:03:00
So does anyone else not like this new voting set up? I personally much preferred the ranking system, even if this way is perhaps more fair.

chris - 2006-12-21: 16:11:00
Whatever you do still leaves the system open to mates voting for mates no matter how good or bad the word.....but it's just a game so who cares? The fun is from participating (for me, anyway).

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-21: 23:09:00
Hey kmccardle, the rankings are still here -- but they are not on the front page anymore. You can see the complete list Verboticisms for each definition on the daily stats page. (On the first day this list is presented in alphabetical order. After that, the words are ranked by score.)

The other thing to remember is that this is still an interim measure. We are creating a clustering function which will allow people to play in smaller groups so that there will be more direct interaction and communication between the players. This should be ready for testing in the next week or so... ~ James