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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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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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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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Seductshun

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sed uk shuhn

Sentence: Victims of her bizarre seductshun techniques never knew whether they were coming or going.

Etymology: seduction shun

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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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Misbraken

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: miss-break-en

Sentence: The charming, alluring, Miss Taken; Was the queen of mis'cue'munication. She'd flirt and invite, Then she'd feint to the right. You could say that she was misbraken.

Etymology: Miss: young lady + mistaken: error in judgment + brake: to slow or to stop; dampen, hinder.

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COMMENTS:

Clever Limerick. Fun word plays. Double Great Verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:34:00

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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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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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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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Polareyes

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: poh-lar-ize

Sentence: After a sensational evening together, Jane polareyesed her new boyfriend by asking for his sister's phone number.

Etymology: Polar - directly opposite in character or tendency. Eyes - to refer to someone's opinion or attitude toward something

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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