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Zigwag

artr

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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Inderection

Created by: pressman25

Pronunciation:

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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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COMMENTS:

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

artr

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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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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Nonocoquette

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: no-no-co-kett

Sentence: Nanette was a shameless nonocoquette, her eyes and her body language said 'yes yes' but when the men she would 'tease' began to take her up on her apparent come ons she was strictly 'no no'.....

Etymology: Blend of 'no' and 'coquette' (a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt) a play on the title of a musical, No no Nanette.

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COMMENTS:

Roared with laughter. Super etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:36:00

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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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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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Datenswitch

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: date-inz-wich

Sentence: I thought the evening was going well until Magda suddenly turned into the wicked Datenswitch. That's what I get for picking up girls at my Conflicting Singles Group.

Etymology: Bait-n-Switch; witch

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COMMENTS:

Apt and Clever. Great Pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-26: 20:21:00

DrWebsterIII great word & brilliant sentence - DrWebsterIII, 2009-05-01: 00:20:00

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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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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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