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'I wish that girl would talk to me...'

DEFINITION: v. To get what you wished for, but not exactly what you wanted. n. A wish come true that's a total let down.

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Dreamsink

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: dreem-sing-k

Sentence: Doug wanted her so bad but it turned out to be a total dreamsink as soon as she opened her mouth.

Etymology: dream + heatsink (a heatsink dissipates heat)

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Stubsidy

Created by: deadpanwalking

Pronunciation: STUB-sid-ee

Sentence: When I saw that my raise just barely qualified me for a higher tax bracket, I thanked my boss for the stubsidy.

Etymology: Stub + Subsidy

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Foolfilment

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: fool-fill-ment

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Yeano

Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: yee-no

Sentence: Yeano... thats not wat i wanted.

Etymology: yea!+ oh no!

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Xenonym

Created by: Xenonym

Pronunciation:

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Erislapped

elstiko

Created by: elstiko

Pronunciation: Air-Iss-L-appe-d

Sentence: After praying for relief form the drought, Mark was erislapped by torrential rains which destroyed his entire village.

Etymology: Slapped by Eris

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COMMENTS:

elstiko baloney! - elstiko, 2006-12-13: 23:12:00

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Nixwish

Created by: cannibalgymnastics

Pronunciation:

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Incogric

IHeartKiwiTarts

Created by: IHeartKiwiTarts

Pronunciation: "in-cog-rick"

Sentence: isn't it incogrick?

Etymology:

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Wishwarranty

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: wish/war/an/tee

Sentence: Regretfully, his "wishwarranty" did not cover this unexpected exigency.

Etymology: It's a pity that a "wish", like unrequited love, does not come with a no questions asked money-back guarantee.

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Mishwish

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: mish-wish

Sentence: Jonny was playing his song on the street corner when he closed his eyes and mishwished for a huge hit. The last thing he heard was a roar and screech, which he imagined as a crowd of fans. Unfortunately, it was a cement truck and it didn't stop until it hit the wall behind him.

Etymology: mistaken wish

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 10:21:00
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS: Round One is ending today and we will be declaring the first official Verbotomy winner!

We will start Round Two on Monday with fresh scores -- i.e. everyone starts with zero!

So please cast your final votes for this round's verboticisms today. Good luck!

wordmeister - 2006-11-24: 11:16:00
Good word chris. I have been giftmiffed a few times. Hey, does anyone know what the official title will be for the game winner? They should be able to come up with a good title. How about adding "VbD" to the playername since the winner should be awarded a "Doctorate in Verbotomy".

- 2006-11-24: 11:40:00
The winner (mother?) will be drunk with the power, so how about "Verbloto"?

- 2006-11-24: 11:48:00
Mother drunk?? Never!!! (heavy sarcasm)

- 2006-11-24: 11:50:00
the two styles of drawings seem blended now - very cool

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-11-24: 13:49:00
Thanks!

deadpanwalking - 2006-12-05: 11:09:00
My vote's for Mother. Consistently clever. Having said that ... watch your back in round 2!