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Moxiemoron

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok see mor on

Sentence: Raoul was a moxiemoron when it came to matters of driving and courtship. He wanted to get married, but picked women who didn't. He wanted to get his driver's license, but failed to pass his test, because he did not study the highway code. Was he doomed to always spend his life with just a learner's license? Not quite qualified and driving the wrong way on the one way street of love?

Etymology: Moxie (fortitude and determination) & Oxymoron (conjoining contradictory terms) & Moron (a person of subnormal intelligence)

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Attractshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at trakt shun

Sentence: Lisa found herself drawn to the new guy in accounting, but whenever they made contact, she pushed him away. This attractshun stemmed from the fact that she actually preferred girls to gorgeous men...

Etymology: Attract (be drawn to;the quality of arousing interest; being attractive) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Inderection

Created by: pressman25

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Semidiotic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sem-id-ee-ott-ick

Sentence: Lars was given a dishonourable discharge after the disaster of the destroyer. He semaphored that it was going about, so the container ship changed course and the destroyer crashed into its hull and promptly sank to the bottom of the channel, leaving the crew swimming for their lives. His discharge papers cited his semidiotics as the reason for his dismissal.

Etymology: semiotics + idiots

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COMMENTS:

Don't you love a man in uniform?? Or in Lars' case, out of it! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:01:00

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Clangle

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: kl-ay-n-gul

Sentence: Eric was in such a state of clangle after being told by the same person that the nearest gas station was 2 miles west, 3 miles north, and 9 miles east of the exact same location. To add to the clangle, he was pointing in the wrong direction all three times!

Etymology: clash (noticable difference) + tangle (mess, confusion)

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COMMENTS:

You put such great angles into your sentence and verbotomy. Luv to say cclangle ... it's such a fun word ... can't say it without smiling, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 01:48:00

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Misindictator

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mihs-ihn-dihk-tay-tohr

Sentence: Off on a weekend holiday to Florida, Bitsy was bummed by the way she was having to slow down. Through three traffic light changes she had watched the little old couple in the car ahead calmly discuss whether to turn right or left, their signal indicators bearing witness to their decision-making skills. Oh, that her rental car could sprout wings and fly over these benevolent misindictators!

Etymology: Blending MIS, meaning false + INDICATE, meaning to give signals + DICTATOR, meaning to rule absolutely

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word. It is frustrating when you're caught up in other people's confusion! I think your sentence captures misindicators well. - splendiction, 2009-04-25: 12:23:00

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Misflirt

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: miss flirt

Sentence: Miss Belie just couldn’t come out and tell him she was just keeping him around for fun, while she looked around for Mr. Right. Belie misflirted with Mr. Rong by doing things like caressing his back while telling him she wasn’t really his type. Trying to be somewhat honest, her leadinghimwrong tactics were confusing Mr. Rong into thinking he was Mr. Maybe.

Etymology: Misflirt means to flirt (show interest in for the moment) incorrectly, to flirt but not really mean it.

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Enigmathick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: enn igg math ik

Sentence: her style of driving and dating was a trifle enigmathick, leaving a series of overheated wrecks in her wake as she careered through life.

Etymology: enigmatic, thick

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COMMENTS:

Galwaywegian, Great create! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-24: 06:56:00

It lilts and with the great blending is fun to lisp into the last syllable. Wonderful etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:32:00

She needs her license revoked! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:04:00

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Gostopper

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever I am with her it's like all the lights are green but she always turns out to be a gostopper.

Etymology: go + stop

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Pheromoans

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ferrow mowns

Sentence: The pheromoans he was sending out were confusing, treating her like a lifelong partner in all the wrong ways

Etymology: pheromones moans

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-24: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by memyselfandbo who was thinking of those irritating drivers who make left turns without signaling, or worse putting out the wrong signals. And I agree. When you're cruising, there's nothing more annoying than someone who sending out mixed signals. Thank you memyselfandbo. ~ James

Biscotti - 2009-04-24: 00:15:00
Awesome definition! I agree that these same drivers frustrate me as well James! Great work to both you and memyselfandbo! Very creative and fun!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-24: 10:33:00
Thanks for sending a clear signal! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-08: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by memyselfandbo. Thank you memyselfandbo. ~ James

'I must admit that I find you very attractive'

DEFINITION: v. To send out confused or conflicting signals when driving or dating. n. A person who signals their intentions to do one thing, then does something else completely different.

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