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'Crap! Crap!'

DEFINITION: To be so obsessed with your own cleverness and wittiness that you don't listen to what anyone else is saying, let alone understand them.

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Buffoonomania

Created by: HALibut

Pronunciation: buh-foon-oh-mey-nee-uh

Sentence: "The classic buffoonomaniac will make innapropriate jokes at weddings and funerals with little or no regard for how his jokes are received." - Studies on the Hysteriacal by Dr. Sigmund Freud

Etymology: < O.It. Buffa (jest) + < Gk. manía (madness)

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Inappretension

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: in-ap-ri-TEN-shuhn

Sentence: Many think that Gloria's inappretension reached its apogee when she kept referring to Carl Sagan as Bob Saget.

Etymology: inapprehension + pretension

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COMMENTS:

petaj In a pretence too. - petaj, 2007-07-06: 08:49:00

I'll pretense I didn't hear that. - Clayton, 2007-07-06: 12:49:00

now that would be pretenshush - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-06: 13:04:00

Guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, ya gotta help me. I keep thinking that I'm going to tell you, 'I'm a wigwam, I'm a teepee,' and then you're gonna say..." Shrink cuts him off with a heaving sigh and says, "I've got you on a 9:30 next Wednesday. You're pre tents." - Clayton, 2007-07-06: 18:40:00

I think that would be clutching at straw huts - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-06: 23:37:00

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Egoignore

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ee-go-ig-norr

Sentence: Lately, Karl egoignored so much so that we named him egoignoramus of the month.

Etymology: ego + ignore

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Selfamuse

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: self-amews

Sentence: His selfamuse was so far gone, he cracked himself up.

Etymology: self abuse + amuse

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Awetostruck

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: auto-struck

Sentence: Kenny was a cleverclogs to the nth degree and had spent so long in his own feedback loop of how astonishingly brilliant he was that he was now awetostruck and could not get words from his mouth before he was struck speechless by the wonder of the acuity, acumen, agility, alertness, aptitude and downright perspicacity of his own thoughts.

Etymology: awestruck (showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread) + auto (self)

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COMMENTS:

awetoshucks - you figured it out - Jabberwocky, 2007-07-06: 08:45:00

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Loudshoulder

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊd ˈʃoʊldɚ/

Sentence: I was trying to explain the trainee's new duties, but he gave me the loud shoulder, repeatedly making doody puns.

Etymology: As in "cold shoulder," only with "loud" instead of "cold"

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Snodeaferous

moonroof

Created by: moonroof

Pronunciation: snod EFF er us

Sentence: We tried to tell Bill that what he was saying was ridiculous, but he was being too snodeaferous.

Etymology: fr. 'snob' (a stuck-up person) + 'deaf' (being unable to hear)

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Mindiac

Created by: gonzo

Pronunciation: mindddiiac

Sentence: My name is Carl and I´m a mindiac

Etymology: mind, maniac

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Egodeaf

Created by: blondibabi121692

Pronunciation: ee go def

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Smuggadly

Created by: debsro

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Comments:

MisUndrstd - 2007-07-06: 20:40:00
Say it three times fast... go ahead... I dare ya!

Jabberwocky - 2007-07-06: 23:40:00
tried it - don't get it - but I think the cartoons this week have been excellent - way to go Franke James!!! and your essays are fabulous!