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'Let me help you with that zipper'

DEFINITION: v. To insist on helping someone in spite of their repeated assurance that they have things well in hand, and already have their own remedies in mind. n. Unwanted help or assistance.

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Intrusolve

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭn-trōō'sŏlv

Sentence: Mark only wanted to know how to indent the first line of a paragraph in MSWord, but Ethel intrusolved the issue by creating a macro that formatted the entire paper.

Etymology: intru(sive), coming without invitation or welcome; solve, to find the answer or explanation for; clear up; explain.

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Handbutt

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hand/butt

Sentence: Jenny would always handbutt into situations and usually made them much worse for the person she wanted to help.

Etymology: HANDBUTT - VERB; HAND (to give someone a hand, to help); + BUTT (from to butt in)

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Fastenation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fast en ay shun

Sentence: When Harry's fly was stuck, Mary had an instant fastenation with getting the zipper unstuck. Despite his pleas to leave him alone, Mary just had to yank and pull iuntil Harry was in dire pain. There's just Something about Mary...

Etymology: Fascination (the capacity to attract intense interest) & Fasten (to become fixed or fastened)

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Pestassist

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pest/ass/ist

Sentence: If your glass is half full, you're an optimist, if it's half empty, you're a pessimist and if it's never quite right, you're a pestassist.

Etymology: pest + assist + pessimist

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Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:26:00

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Aidnauseum

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ade/naw/zee/um

Sentence: Sally's propensity to constantly offer assistance went on aidnauseum. The paramedics in her neighbourhood were particularly distressed.

Etymology: aid + ad nauseum (to an excessive degree)

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COMMENTS:

hahahah....like this one! - mweinmann, 2009-07-07: 12:08:00

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Ineptitool

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: in ept i TOOL

Sentence: Some people are, simply put, ineptitools when faced with the job of fixing things. Even easy jobs like doing laundry baffle the ineptitool - who uses detergent in the clothes dryer. Often the ineptitool makes a situation worse by getting in the way or simply spills the paint on the carpet.

Etymology: From: inept, ineptitude and tool. Often those who are easily manipulated are referred to as “tools”. Those who are ineptitool can’t use tools, nor be put to good use themselves.

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Aidandregret

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ayd and ree gret

Sentence: Mary meant well, but too often her attempts at helping people were unrequested and ended up as an aidandregret situation. This was true when her boyfriend, Dick, had that unfortunate zipper accident. Mary acted like a flyattendant and tried to help him with his seatbelt, which locked and failed to get into an upright position. He had trouble finding the nearest exit and as a result has been temporarily grounded. His new Zip Code is OOH NOO. Yes, there's something about Mary...

Etymology: Aid (help, assistance) & Regret (sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment;be sorry) Play on Aid and Abet (assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing)

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Remediabullheaded

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: reh/mee/dee/ah/bull/hed/ded

Sentence: The new assistant was remediabullheaded and drove everyone crazy.

Etymology: remedy + remediable (that can be remedied or cured) + bull headed

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COMMENTS:

Remenable word! - Nosila, 2009-07-07: 15:37:00

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Assholesistance

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ass hohl siss tahnss

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Etymology: assistance asshole

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Handbutt

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hand/butt

Sentence: Jenny would always handbutt into situations and usually made them much worse for the person she wanted to help.

Etymology: HANDBUTT - VERB; HAND (to give someone a hand, to help); + BUTT (from to butt in)

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Good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-27: 20:25:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-26: 09:51:00
Jabberwocky edges out Stevenson0 for the top prize in Shamu Week! Congratulations to Jabber, she is obviously an expert at creativity and understands the all the intricacies and details of animal training. (I imagine she had a very well-trained spouse!) Congratulations to all the players for a great week! And thanks again to Amy Sutherland for teaching us how to shamu. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-07: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James