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DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Faulize

Created by: barbrat

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Contrattitude

Created by: DiPpO

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Sentence: The teacher dismissed the students remarks, stating that his contrattitude would get him trouble some day.

Etymology: contra + attitude, no need for explenations, is there?

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Brings that negative attitude right out of the lines of the definition. Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 20:59:00

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Lambastard

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: LAM bas terd

Sentence: John is a lambastard who tends to angrily dismiss or criticize everything he hears. If he can pick apart any detail and prove you wrong, he will. He doesn't even seem to really be enjoying himself - he just seems pissed off all the time. He still hasn't figured out that being friendly is sometimes more important than being right.

Etymology: lambaste (to criticize severely, berate harshly) + bastard. Yes, OK, I know that the first word is correctly pronounced "lam' bast," with a short "a," but I just couldn't resist. Anyway, the alternative was "contradickt," and I already used "dick" this week.

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Snottrue

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: snot-troo

Sentence: John was a snottruer. If you said the sky was blue he'd say "nope, it's purple." He just couldn't stop himself from snottruing.

Etymology: From "snot" (as in snotty or rude behavior) and "true"

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Zigele

Created by: XMbIPb

Pronunciation: /zi-ge-le/ (note: the stress is on the first vowel of the word)

Sentence: WOMAN No.1: “So I tell my Moishe: ‘Don’t climb up that ladder. You’re no spring chicken!’ And what does he tell me? He tells me: ‘I’m no spring chicken, but I still know how to change a light bulb!’ And I say: ‘Don’t change that light bulb. We will call Isak. He will change the light bulb.’ And what does my old ZIGELE say? He says: ‘Go away woman. I will change the light bulb!’ So now he’s a triple impotent, can you imagine?” WOMAN No.2: “A triple impotent? What is a triple impotent? How do you go from changing a light bulb to being a triple impotent?” WOMAN No.1: “Well he fell. I tell you, that ZIGELE fell off the ladder. It was a really bad fall. Oi, vei…” WOMAN no.2: “So what? What does it have to do with impotence? What is triple impotence?” WOMAN no.1: “Well… he was a regular impotent before, you know… except now he has two broken hands and he bit half his tongue off.”

Etymology: ZIGELE (fr. Yiddish) - a goat

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COMMENTS:

So Moishe is now geschnecktigezoik? Oi, who knew! That story made me verklempt! - Nosila, 2010-05-20: 17:55:00

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Petticlaimant

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: pet-ee-claym-ant

Sentence: Edward wasn't sure exactly when he realized he began predicting Evelyn's petticlaimant responses to everything he said. It was at this point that the break-up was inevitable, with each encounter twisting the screws a little bit tighter.

Etymology: Petti- small + claim- to assert + ant- performer of an action

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Uniqu etymology and word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:05:00

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Ornodict

Created by: Echos

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Sentence: She hung up the phone, sick of his ornodicting everything she said.

Etymology: From "ornery" and "dictate"

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Very emotive words! Great etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:31:00

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Literalitate

DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Litter-uhll-it-tate

Sentence: "Oh I am a writer, not an artist or anything." Niiloxsi brushed off Mudulin's comment softly. "That still makes you an artist Niilo my brother. You never say what you mean its so annoying!" Niiloxsi shot back white hot and retorted, "Yeah well at least I'm not literalitating everyone all the time, constantly correcting them when you know very well what they meant you literalitator!"

Etymology: 1. Literal: Exact meaning, definition or intention. 2.Irritate: To annoy or bother repetitiously.

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Naybour

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nay burr

Sentence: noah was our next door naybour, sometime he was our nayboor. before he sold his horse he was, on occasion, our neighbour.

Etymology: neighbour, nay

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COMMENTS:

Nay burr ... one who deserves the cold shoulder! Very punny fun sentence! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:44:00

Noah was a naybore and a nayboar, too! - Nosila, 2009-01-05: 18:07:00

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Autofault

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw - toe - fawlt

Sentence: Jim was an autofault specialist. No matter what anyone said, he would contradict or correct the statement. Moreover, he had something negative to say about everyone. I know he would really criticize this sentence since it is not clever and contains no interesting story. He is already critizing my lack of originality in illustrating my Verbotomy word today. I will wait for his comments below and just try to ignore them.

Etymology: Automatic (to operate independently of thought control (involuntary), Acting or done as if by machine; mechanical) + Fault (the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection)

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I think I know Jim. - Mustang, 2009-01-05: 19:27:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:51:00
Well done, Biscotti and James!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 00:06:00
Thank you Silvery! I won't rebutt a compliment. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-20: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James