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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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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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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


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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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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Created by: tommyboy

Pronunciation: kar-muh-lize-duh

Sentence: after a day of repeated jinxes, my fortune was kharmalized with a slip in the shower.

Etymology: play on words/hominym

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: suk/shun

Sentence: Sucktion is the feeling I get when I log in and see so many clever words already submitted

Etymology: suck + suction


hear ya - porsche, 2007-03-08: 12:04:00


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Created by: EonaFrae

Pronunciation: moy-raid

Sentence: Susan moiraed through the days events; life really did suck.

Etymology: Moirai [name of The Fates from Greek mythology] + ed [suffix]

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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: stink-uhn-dip-i-tuhs

Sentence: The toast incident was just another in a never ending chain of stinkendipitous occurences.

Etymology: stink + serendipitous

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kärməgetin

Sentence: Harry seems to be surprised every time fate slaps him in the face. He refuses to change his behaviors so he keeps karmagettin the same results. Somehow this only makes him more determined to continue on the same course. Such is the life of a bulldog.

Etymology: karma (destiny or fate, following as effect from cause) + gettin (come to have or hold something; receive) a plat on Armageddon - the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgment


Karmandgettit! - Nosila, 2009-09-25: 17:32:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fay tah liss terr ik al

Sentence: No matter how frequently Mr. right escaped her clutches, it nver ceased to maker feel fatalisterical.

Etymology: fatalistic hysterical

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Created by: swallowedbyafish



Etymology: serendipity + piteous


petaj I really like this word, but it would be much better with a sentence... - petaj, 2007-03-09: 02:18:00


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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