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'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.

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Allaboutmeathead

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: ol-uh-bowt-meet-hed

Sentence: Little Suzy knew that there was no way Dad would agree that she was old enough AND responsible enough to have her own laptop. Last time she asked, he went on for over an hour about the days before Google "was invented." She had to listen to "what it REALLY means to do research." Yeah, she was done trying. Dad was nothing but an allaboutmeathead with a library card in his wallet.

Etymology: All about me = Narcissist Meatheard = Meat for brains

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Tangenter

Created by: Silent0

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Flawgic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flaw jik

Sentence: When Vanessa asked her father for a new computer, he tried to diminish its value. His flawgic was not understanding that in today's Internet world, his daughter could easily draw her own conclusions, based on accurate data. His daughter was not a silicone chip off the old block!

Etymology: Flaw (add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective) & Logic (reasoned and reasonable judgment)

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Resentimental

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: RESENT+sentIMENTAL

Sentence: His nostalgic remembrances seemed filled with envy and resentimental overtones, negating our struggles by harping on what we have that he never had.

Etymology: RESENT+sentIMENTAL

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Antidoter

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: anti/dote/er

Sentence: Joe was an antidoter who always had an antidote from his wonderful past for his young nieces and nephews as to why they should not to do anything. Because Joe was an antidoter, his family called him Uncle Don't.

Etymology: ANTIDOTER - noun - from ANTI (a person who is opposed to a particular practice, or action) + ANECDOTE (a short account of a particular incident, or event of an interesting, or amusing nature, often biographical)

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COMMENTS:

Good word, his wife must be an Auntidoter! - Nosila, 2008-06-25: 21:49:00

Great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-26: 07:01:00

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Redialongate

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: re-dile-on-get

Sentence: every time i mention rings, or chappels, my boyfriend becomes a redialongate and tells me about how silver and gold are really a conspiracy

Etymology: redirect + language + elongate

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Nonfollyer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: non fol lee yer

Sentence: Colin was a nonfollyer and he wanted to ensure than his daughter, Colina, became a nonfollyer,too. Although he encouraged independence in her, the truth was they were so much alike, it was scary. She had his hair, skin and eye colours;matching outfits; liked the same foods and tv shows and of course the name thingy. If Norman Bates were a girl and Mrs., Bates was her Dad, that would describe Colin & Colina. He tried his best to teach her his values and for her to learn from his own poor examples, but Colina was going to be her own woman, no matter how much influence he thought he had over her. She decided long ago that her first order of business would be to move away from her Dad and leave their home, the Bates Motel...just in case a male Janet Lee ever came to stay with them...that would require Psycho-analysis for sure!

Etymology: non (not,not at all or in no way) & folly (foolish or senseless behavior;the trait of acting stupidly or rashly the quality of being rash and foolish;a stupid mistake) & follower (someone who travels behind or pursues another; one who imitates others)

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Deck the halls with vows of folly? Good word! - Mustang, 2008-06-25: 02:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-25: 12:25:00

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Flashyak

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Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: \ˈflash\ yak\

Sentence: "Kill me now" little Lisa thought as her Dad spew forth another reason she couldnt get a new computer whilst having another flashyak.

Etymology: Combination of Flash meaning to appear suddenly :an idea flashes into her mind or to move with great speed and Yak: to talk persistently to chatter

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good one! - wordmeister, 2008-06-26: 11:02:00

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Anecdotophile

zrotv

Created by: zrotv

Pronunciation: ăn'ĭk -dŏt'ə-fīl

Sentence: I try to have logical conversations with people who don't read, but they are always such anecdotophiles. They never have any sources for information, just nebulous myths and stories.

Etymology: anecdote and phile (New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.)

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Theartfuldredger

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: the/artful/dred/jur

Sentence: Theartfuldredger is the most unpopular guest at a party.

Etymology: the artful dodger + dredge (as in up from the past)

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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