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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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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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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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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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Deviateases

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Dee vee ate tees uz

Sentence: Star fell in love with John Glwhenn. He led her to believe he was going to raise the big question: "Would you like to hitch your wagon to my stars?" Asstonishingly, he turned out to be an asskdhernaught! Thereafter, she avoided all deviateases.

Etymology: People who DEVIATE (change from what is usual, accepted, expected, or planned) are not very nice TEASES (those who offer some thing, then take it back/ or pretend to do one thing, but in reality, do the opposite).

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COMMENTS:

A devious word indeed! Great create Silvery! - Biscotti, 2009-04-24: 02:35:00

Silvery,I loved your word and sentence! You are so gifted at making others laugh! What a great and joyous spirit you have :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-24: 06:51:00

good one - galwaywegian, 2009-04-24: 09:11:00

Good one...he's probably a Cosmonaught, too, or he'd have a clue about women! - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gostopper

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever I am with her it's like all the lights are green but she always turns out to be a gostopper.

Etymology: go + stop

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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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Moxiemoron

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mok see mor on

Sentence: Raoul was a moxiemoron when it came to matters of driving and courtship. He wanted to get married, but picked women who didn't. He wanted to get his driver's license, but failed to pass his test, because he did not study the highway code. Was he doomed to always spend his life with just a learner's license? Not quite qualified and driving the wrong way on the one way street of love?

Etymology: Moxie (fortitude and determination) & Oxymoron (conjoining contradictory terms) & Moron (a person of subnormal intelligence)

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

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Inderection

Created by: pressman25

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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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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