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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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Karmosity

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: karm/os/ity

Sentence: I'm filled with karmosity when I drop a coin and it rolls into the sewer, the bread lands peanut butter side down, or the milk I just bought is sour.

Etymology: karma + animosity

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try to keep karm. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-08: 04:46:00

Be careful not to slip on the peanut butter bread and end up karmatose - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-08: 13:32:00

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Randumb

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ran dum

Sentence: these randumb events were beginning to sow seeds of doubt about her ever having her own broadcasting corporation by the age of thirty

Etymology: random, dumb

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clever! - wordmeister, 2007-03-08: 08:23:00

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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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Fatealistic

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fait - ah - list - tik

Sentence: Gloria discovered that just by changing one letter in the word fatalistic, she had a new word for the feeling she was having... Every little thing seemed to go wrong for her and because of these little events which kept adding up, she began to feel fatealistic.

Etymology: fate, fatalistic

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Fateall attraction! - Nosila, 2009-09-25: 17:33:00

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Karmadyoferrors

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kar ma dee ov er rors

Sentence: Georgina's day just went from bad to worse. It was a karmadyoferrors. She didn't make it to the toaster before it flung her bread on the sweep-needed floor. Her heel broke while racing for the bus. Everyone on the public transit stared aghast at her, as she had only applied eye make-up to one eye, not the other and had forgotten her make-up case at home. When she got to her office, her computer had crashed and the milk she put in her coffee curdled. She went to the ladies' room to sort out herself and freshen up. Of course, Fate has a way of telling you who your real friends are at work. She walked into the meeting with the new Japanese gentlemen clients and was not advised that her second and third buttons on her shirt had popped open or that the back of her skirt had been inadvertantly caught in the top of her pantyhose. She smiled apologetically, but that spinach salad she had at lunch had lodged itself between each of her front teeth and blacked out two of them. Yup, she looked real purty...

Etymology: Karma (the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation) & Comedy of Errors (A humorous occurrence).

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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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Destikneecapped

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: des/tin/nee/capt

Sentence: My New Year's resolution to get in to work on time every day was destikneecapped by a power failure and a subway delay.

Etymology: destiny + knee-capped

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COMMENTS:

love it - galwaywegian, 2011-02-08: 09:45:00

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Dangst

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Dang-sst

Sentence: "Dang it!" said Helen, after she opened her umbrella indoors while tripping over a black cat and falling under a ladder. It was hours before her feeling of dangst began to lighten.

Etymology: Dang + angst. Angst is technically the philosophical dread and anxiety about the world because of the future being unknowable.

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Horrorscope

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hor-or-skOp

Sentence: After endlesss days of bad luck, Jill checked her horrorscope indicating she is in for a life of bad karma.

Etymology: horror/horoscope

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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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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