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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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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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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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Polareyes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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