Vote for the best verboticism.

'All I had was a wooden brain...'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, using an example from their own life, steers people away from a line of speculation by reducing it to an absurdity. v. To dismantle a logical argument with piles of passionate incoherence.

Create | Read

Verboticisms

Click on each verboticism to read the sentences created by the Verbotomy writers, and to see your voting options...

You have two votes. Click on the words to read the details, then vote your favorite.

Fauxistoric

Created by: paperhoard

Pronunciation: foe-is-towrick

Sentence: When Jim was confronted with the elevated electric bill, he went into a a fauxistoric rampage babbling about human beings being used as batteries...

Etymology: faux + history

Vote For | Comments and Points

Wrang-wrang

Created by: vonnegut

Pronunciation: rang-rang

Sentence: There was a sign around my dead cat's neck. It said, "Meow." I have not seen Krebbs since. Nonetheless, I sense that he was my karass. If he was, he served it as a wrang-wrang.

Etymology: Created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., for Cat's Cradle, published in 1963.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Idiotom

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ID-ee-uht-uhm

Sentence: Alex unwittingly became an idiotom as he trailed off on a tangent of how he was submerged in spaghetti at camp back in the day.

Etymology: idio- (individual) + idiot (a boor) + idiom (peculiar speech)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Tangenter

Created by: Silent0

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

Etymology:

Vote For | Comments and Points

Backinthedayser

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: back-in-the-days-er

Sentence: Bill was such a backinthedayser with his irrelevant stories about his youth growing up in the "school of hard knocks."

Etymology: some moron talking about "back in the days" when things were better than they can ever be again

Vote For | Comments and Points

Fishstorian

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: fish-stor-ee-un

Sentence: My dad, the dontor, was a great fishstorian, luring me away from any prospect by telling tales of "back in the day" when he chose that option.

Etymology: fish story, historian

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

very clever! - wordmeister, 2007-04-19: 04:14:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Pisstorian

Created by: pinwheel

Pronunciation: piss/tor/ee/an

Sentence: I don't believe grandpa really lived in a cardboard box and only had stale bread and water when he was a child. He must be a pisstorian!

Etymology: Piss (as in taking the piss) + historian

Vote For | Comments and Points

Egodote

Created by: Ellemorpheus

Pronunciation: E-go-dough-t

Sentence: For fear of his horrible stories,the youth of the family stayed away from their egodote, great-grandfather.

Etymology: Ego-self dote, from anecdote.

Vote For | Comments and Points

Tangentvangelist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: tan/jent/van/jel/ist

Sentence: My sixth grade teacher was a tangentvangelist who answered every question with a reference to the black plague

Etymology: tangent + evangelist

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Probably the best use of "evangelist" outside occult circles (or should that be pentagrams?). - Bulletchewer, 2007-04-18: 12:14:00

playdohheart Good word. Also made me think of that SNL sketch, "In a vannn down by the rivvver". That guy was a tangentvangelist if anyone ever was. - playdohheart, 2007-04-18: 15:09:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Disfable

Created by: patb

Pronunciation: dis-fay-bull

Sentence: Roger used disfables about his childhood to discourage his children. It worked

Etymology: dis + fable + disable

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...

 

Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-04-18: 02:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-06-25: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Kurt Vonnegut and first appeared in his novel Cat's Cradle.
Thank you Mr. Vonnegut! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-11-04: 00:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by vonnegut. Thank you vonnegut. ~ James