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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Snowrefrets

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snōrēfret

Sentence: Gloria faces the upcoming Spring with snowrefrets. The fact that her resolution to go to the gym froze during the first snowfall and her diet since Thanksgiving has been much like a polar bear with an unlimited source of harp seals has left her dreading the work she will need to do if she was to avoid a summer of muumuus.

Etymology: snow (atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer) + regrets (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity) + fret (be constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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Bulgeblues

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: bulje-blues

Sentence: Mary got the buldgeblues every time she got on the scales and saw the holiday turkey show up to haunt her.

Etymology: buldge + blues

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Equinoxious

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eh-kwuh-NOKS-shush

Sentence: As Barb peered over her belly to read the scale she felt so equinoxious she had to sit down. She began to sob, "Damn, I KNEW I should've thrown those last dozen fruitcakes away!"

Etymology: equinox (first day of spring) + anxious with a side of noxious.

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Caloregret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: cal-oar-ee-gret

Sentence: Sue blamed her failure to lose the weight she'd gained over the holidays and resultant caloregret on those pint-sized purveyors of post-Christmas confections, the Girl Scouts.

Etymology: calorie, regret

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COMMENTS:

you do have a knack for the simple, straightforward combination of meanings. I like it! Here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-28: 04:53:00

Girl Scouts using " the look" to pedal their cookies. You just can't say no. I'll go as far as to say "the look" earns them a merit badge, and I blame them for my spare tire. Just Kiddin ;) - toadstool57, 2007-02-28: 07:43:00

Ok, everyone pile on the girl scouts :) Who are you, MeMe Roth? (google it). hehe, j/k. nice word! - Alchemist, 2007-02-28: 08:53:00

Oh my, MeMe is quite blobsessed! I wonder if she's ever been pummeled by by a Brownie. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 10:28:00

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Fatblues

Created by: toralora

Pronunciation: Fatt/bloos

Sentence: I don't feel like going out tonight, I have the fatblues going on.

Etymology: fat + blues (depression)

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Poundxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pownd zuy etee

Sentence: When Betsey lived in Montana, she dreaded Spring, because her poundxiety would return. She knew she had gained some pounds over Christmas and winter and had a hard time losing it. At her doctor's office, the scale read 187 pounds...thirty more than normal for her. When her husband was transferred to Canada, she was delighted to find that at her new doctor's office, she only weighed in at 85...she figured all the effort and stress of the move had helped her slim down,until her doctor pointed out that her weight was measured here in kilograms. He told her that if she had transferred to England, she'd only weigh 13.35 (stone that is).

Etymology: Pounds (weight measurement, especially of the body) & Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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Bikinevasion

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bikini-vay-shun

Sentence: Carlotta sighed as she examined the flabby white flesh exposed when she took off her coat. Yes, bikinevasion season had arrived.

Etymology: bikini (two piece swimwear) + evasion (avoidance)

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COMMENTS:

funny petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-28: 15:37:00

petaj thanks - petaj, 2007-03-01: 04:58:00

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Expostfatto

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Ex-post-fat-toe

Sentence: Brenda was more blue than the blues, more down than the Downs, and more depressed than her mattress springs. She was experiencing the post-Christmas dieter's syndrome of expostfatto.

Etymology: From "ex post facto", a legal term referring to laws that change the legal status of events that happened before the law is enacted. (i.e. Hoping that the effect of overeating can be changed.)

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COMMENTS:

The mattress reference is hillarious!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 06:42:00

Took me a while to think up...but I didn't want to get rid of the beginning of the sentence! - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 07:49:00

Silly, but amusing. - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 11:57:00

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Titanicattack

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ty/tan/ic/a/tac

Sentence: Tiffany had a titanicattack when she tried to teeter totter with Tony and they tumbled due to her tubbiness

Etymology: titanic (massive and likely to sink) + panic attack

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petaj Looks like those alliterattacks are catching! - petaj, 2007-03-01: 05:07:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-28: 00:08:31
Today's definition was suggested by purpleartichokes.
Thank you purpleartichokes! ~ James

'Yikes! Spring is almost here and this stupid scale is still wrong.'

DEFINITION: n. That sinking feeling you get when you realize that you will be shedding your winter coat, before you can possibly shed the extra layer of insulation (i.e. fat) that you gained over the winter. v. To worry about your weight.

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