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'Look at that big smile!'

DEFINITION: v. To have difficulty recognizing, and correctly interpreting, human facial expressions. n. A person who cannot read faces.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: rek-ehg-NAWT-so

Sentence: Milton was an absolute recognotso when it came to reading facial expressions and body language, always learing after the fact that the conclusions he had reached regarding others were simply 'not so'.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'recognition', 'not' and 'so'

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Created by: pifty

Pronunciation: fejsilitereit

Sentence: he's so faceilliterate that he can't even tell wheather she likes him or thinks he's an idiot!

Etymology: face, facial + illiterate

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Created by: duhlawn




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Created by: napster14

Pronunciation: klooless

Sentence: this guy is clueless

Etymology: clue...a sign...less...little

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: STRUG-grin

Sentence: Ever since half our team got put on Prozac, I've been struggrin to figger out whether someone is actually smiling, or just reacting to his altered brain chemistry.

Etymology: struggle, grin

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Created by: autophile

Pronunciation: miss-FACE

Sentence: Ever since Myron realized that he misfaced regularly in face-to-faces, his prefered interface space was the clean textual context of instant messaging.

Etymology: "Mis-", prefix meaning bad, wrongly, failure, and "-face" from both "interface" and plain ol' "face".

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: mug-munje

Sentence: Marc was bad about mugmunging facial expressions and thinking that people were reacting favorably to his boring stories.

Etymology: mug (face) + munge (to imperfectly transform information i.e. "address munging")

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Created by: rubysoho

Pronunciation: miss-ex-PRESH-shun-ize

Sentence: Often people who are not successful at dating learn that it is because they tend to misexpressionize.


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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dee-lood-ah-fay-ss

Sentence: When Troy deludefaced Mabel she felt like kicking him in the shins.

Etymology: delude (from delusion - false belief or opinion) face (the front part of your head)

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: mis-in-ter-pre-face-tion

Sentence: Jase was the king of misinterprefacetion, especially when it came to women. One day he thought he saw a "come hither" look on Miss Muffet's face and thought he might get lucky. In reality it was a look of horror because of a spider that sat down beside her (spiders creeped her out). So when he smiled at her she shivered and ran away, leaving him totally confused.

Etymology: misinterpretation: to interpret, explain or understand correctly + face

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-05-09: 02:26:00
Today's definition was inspired by Cory Doctorow's short story "I, Row-Boat", where a sentient, and very sensitive Row-Boat has some difficulty reading a woman's facial expressions. See the full story in Overclocked. Thank you Cory! ~ James

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-07-09: 02:49:00
MIENBLIND is very good- and far more cerebral than my entry. Good work, Ozziebob.

MaybeLater_x - 2008-08-19: 19:10:00
Visagenary is also a play on Imaginary, nay?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-25: 00:48:00
Today's definition was suggested by doctorow. Thank you doctorow. ~ James

ldikarev - 2012-09-06: 16:44:00

ldikarev - 2012-09-06: 16:45:00
Prosopagnosia - Prosopagnosia (Greek: "prosopon" = "face", "agnosia" = "not knowing") is a disorder of fa