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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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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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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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Contridate

Created by: kjkuhn

Pronunciation: Con-trih-dAte

Sentence: I met a huge contridate last night; she called me attractive but when I asked her out, she slapped me!

Etymology: contradict + date

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Driversion

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: driv - vershun

Sentence: Dudley created a driversion for others on the road by putting on turn signals but going straight, stopping when there was no stop sign, or turning right when he was signalling to turn left. Needless to say, anyone who happened to be following him was confused by his driving behavior.

Etymology: drive (operate or control a vehicle), diversion (sending on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one)

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COMMENTS:

heh - galwaywegian, 2009-04-24: 11:36:00

luv it ... so many distracted drivers today with so many driversions! Will use it a lot! It's a traffic topper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:25:00

He should stay in "Park" gear! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 21:59:00

I think I know Dudley...followed him home from work a few times. - Mustang, 2009-04-24: 22:32:00

Your word, the name "Dudley" and sentence perfectly match the definition. - splendiction, 2009-04-25: 12:25:00

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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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Dopposite

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dopp-os-itt

Sentence: Contrary Mary always did the dopposite to throw off her opponents in competition.

Etymology: do + opposite (contrary)

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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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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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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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