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'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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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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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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Ohyesohnoers

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Oh-yes-oh-no-ers

Sentence: Keith says to Ginger,"you have the biggest case of "ohyesohnoers" of anyone I have ever come across!" Ginger, "You drive me MAD!" All night long! "You're hot...then your cold you're...yes then...you're no!" You are worse than trying to drive behind my boss, Mr. Mass Confusion on Pacific Coast Highway in crush hour traffic!

Etymology: Oh: Used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement...(in this word an uncertain YES!) Yes: Used as a function word to express assent or agreement. Oh: Used as a function word to indicate uncertainty. (in this word an uncertain NO!) Ers: Added to word as a(slang) for people that send out the wrong signals at the wrong times...making others feel totally confused!

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Captures the dichotomy in the definition! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:40:00

Thank you Silvery! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-26: 05:51:00

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Misleadership

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mis-lee-der-ship

Sentence: Janet thinks she is such a great boss that she deserves the title of Miss Leadership. Her staff thinks it should more like misleadership. Her action plan has more switchbacks than a mountain road in Peru.

Etymology: mislead (tend to deceive) + leadership (a person who guides or directs a group)

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Schizofriendly

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skitsəfrendlē

Sentence: Trudy is always friendly but she can be schizofriendly, one day gushing and happy to see you, the next, barely acknowledging your existence. Today you\'re best of friends, tomorrow a grunt and a nod is the best you can get from her. I guess that\'s why they call her Moody Trudy.

Etymology: schizophrenic (a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior) + friendly (kind and pleasant)

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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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Zigwag

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zigwag

Sentence: Some say that Buddy was affected by being the runt of the litter. Some say he was dropped on his head. Whatever the case, the wiring in his brain is clearly crossed up. He will snarl viciously as he licks your face and in a ugly case of zigwag, will wag his tail happily while he tries to bite your fingers. The only thing that keeps this behavior from being dangerous is the fact that this chihuahua mix is about the size of a large mouse.

Etymology: zigzag (a line or course having abrupt alternate right and left turns) + (tail) wag (move or cause to move rapidly to and fro)

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Youturner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yoo ter ner

Sentence: Ted sees Jane. Jane sees Ted. Jane & Ted get married and form a multi-national, international coalition. For many years, Ted added colour to old movies, like "Gone With The Wind" and many others to show the world that the old days were not just in black and white and grey. Ted turnered many heads at the UN and made them see that they could turneround the world. But after Jane and Ted had been married a while, he pulled a Youturner. In the end Ted could not figure out why, if he was right, why he was now left...go after Jane, Ted...Don't be a Dick!

Etymology: U-Turn (complete reversal of direction of travel) & You (Pronoun, second person singular) & Turner (someone who turns; also Ted Turner, a media proprietor who "turned" America onto Buffalo Meat, Cable Vision, CNN, and is a "The Mouth of the South")

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You are really sporting Great Entertainment with this won. So Turnermental it sent me laughing around the bend! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 01:42:00

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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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Inderection

Created by: pressman25

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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