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'The toast fell butter-side down.'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling you get when fate plays a stupid little trick on you, just to remind you that life isn't fair. v. To suddenly remember that you've been screwed by the powers that be.

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Murphydent

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: mør-fy-dent

Sentence: And just as he raced in to the finish-line ahead of the other's, he had a horrible murphydent; a flock of seagulls attacked his car and made him spin.

Etymology: Murphy's Law - everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Accident - unintended error.

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Isee now that I read the definition a little wrong... Oh well, a slight murphydent. - allwise, 2007-03-08: 02:05:00

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Deusexmockina

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: Dayoos-ex-mock-ee-na

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Etymology: Deus Ex Machina + mock

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Irofate

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: ai-ro-faet

Sentence: He tried his best but fall a pray to irofate

Etymology: irony of fate ...

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Merphdesten

Created by: tonya87

Pronunciation: Mer-F-Dest-en

Sentence: Damn Merphdesten, you strike again!

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Dismet

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dis-met

Sentence: Janene got a bonus of $100 for her hard work on one of her accounts. Her car broke down on the way home and it cost her $300 to get it fixed. She made some extra money at a part-time job and spent all of it on the speeding ticket she got hurrying to get there on time. It's just another of life's cruel jokes. It's dismet!

Etymology: dis (rap slang, short for disrespect) + kismet (fate; destiny)

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Fatestration

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: fae stray tion

Sentence: There was an overall sense of fatestration at the annual singles Valentine's Day dance when no women showed.

Etymology: fate frustration

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Providented

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: prov-ee-dent-id

Sentence: After the sleepless night, the car alarm waking her at 4.30 and the heating failing to come on, the toast falling butter-side down was the final straw. Cheryl felt unfairly providented.

Etymology: providence (God's guidance over humans) + dented (to reduce or slightly injure)

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:) - galwaywegian, 2011-02-08: 09:47:00

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Failtalism

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fail tall ism

Sentence: Mary was hit by a feeling of failtalism when she realized that yet again she was not going to be Cinderella at the ball.

Etymology: from fail and faitalism

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Fateality

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fayt-al-i-ty

Sentence: Sitting at his desk, Joe contemplated his fateality when he realized that he wasn't still dreaming and he really didn't have his pants on.

Etymology: reality: quality and state of things being true + fate: supposed force or princible that predetermines events + fatality: a decree made by fate or the quality of being doomed by disaster

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There's sale down the street he should go to where pants are half off! - Nosila, 2009-09-25: 17:36:00

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Suckality

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Suk-al-ity

Sentence: Her last piece of toast hit the floor face down, the suckality of it caused her to shed a tear.

Etymology: Suck: Doh, life sucks sometimes. -- ality: from reALITY, which sucks sometimes.

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petaj Still it's better than a fate-ality - petaj, 2007-03-09: 02:03:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-08: 12:11:01
Today's definition was suggested by paintergrl1313.
Thank you paintergrl1313! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-25: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by paintergrl1313. Thank you paintergrl1313. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-25: 08:47:00
It's the last day of our first Jasper Fforde week, and it a three-way race for "The Eyre Affair". So don't forget to cast your votes for your favorite writers! And more good news... We're book-jumping with Thursday Next! Next week you can win a signed copy of Fforde's second book, "Lost in a Good Book". ~ James