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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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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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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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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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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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Nonocoquette

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: no-no-co-kett

Sentence: Annette 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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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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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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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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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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Schizofriendly

artr

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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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