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Hibernationshock

Created by: cheetah

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Aunt Junipher experiences a depressing state of hibernationshock during the bikini sales each spring.

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 11:57:00

me too! - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 13:01:00

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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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Woewoewoeyourbloat

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woh-woh-woh-yoor-bloht

Sentence: woewoewoeyourbloat 'nuff to make you scream verily verily verily verily we'll have no more ice cream

Etymology: Woe (an exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation) + bloat (to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated) A play on (song) Row, row, row your boat

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Frugrump

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fr ug rum p

Sentence: amy was so upset she was in a frugrump because she still weighed in 3 stone over the weight she was when she was pregnant.

Etymology: from grumpy and frumpy

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Hibermodelosis

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: hy.ber.mo.del.oh.sis

Sentence: "I can't even see my toes when I'm standing on the scale" he whined. "Not unless you turn the light on", she replied flicking the switch. He was a clear case of hibermodelosis to her.

Etymology: The pathological need (psychosis) to get through the winter (hibernate)looking like a model and the resulting and unavoidable depression

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Festivitransation

Created by: igho1207

Pronunciation: fes-tiv-it-ran-say-shun

Sentence: The process of festivitransation can be the worst part of early spring for some people.

Etymology: festive/trans(opposite)/ation(as in sensATION).

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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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Sheddread

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: 'shed-dred

Sentence: Once again facing the awful prospect of having to lose the winter fat she had stored up, Carmen had an almost overwhelming case of sheddread, not sure she could drum up the discipline needed to pull it off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shed' (v. to cast off or let fall - leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc - by natural process) and 'dread' (n. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear)

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Exertsighs

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex ert syz

Sentence: Every year at this time, Phyllis Withbread, goes through the agony of how much winter weight she has gained. In an effort to try a lose a few pounds, she races herself each year to lose weight before the snow all melts. Between meagre diet and exertsighs, she tries to ruminweight about her extra pounds and kilos. Luckily for Phyllis, the snow won't be gone until May or June, so she will have longer to fight the Battle of the Bulge, the Scales of Injustice and the Mounds of Pounds.

Etymology: Exercise (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit) & Exert (make a great effort at a mental or physical task) & Sighs (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily)

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Dressimism

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dress-i-mi-zm

Sentence: Cheryl was dressimistic about her chances of fitting into the fabulous little frock she bought for the Spring Gala. Being a weightalist by nature, she just knew that her weight was sealed because both her life and the dress were unalterable.

Etymology: dress + pessimism: a tendency to see the gloomiest view of a situation

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Comments:

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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