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'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Narcologue

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: nar - co - log

Sentence: While the paleontologist explained her fascination of dinosaur fecies, he tried to narcologue the conversation.

Etymology: Narco = narcotic, sleep inducing + Dialogue

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Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-10-15: 11:32:00

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Passagyawner

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Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: Pass-AG-yahner

Sentence: John is such a passagyawner; whenever I speak he starts yawning to let me know hes bored of the conversation.

Etymology: Contraction of PASS(ive) + AGG(ressive) + YAWNER

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Sighinglanguage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: si-ing-lang-widj

Sentence: The audience communicated their discontent with the play via sighinglanguage.

Etymology: sigh, sign language

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clever, got my vote! - remistram, 2007-10-15: 09:36:00

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Bostezarignore

Created by: kaily73

Pronunciation: bost-tay-zar-ignor-ay

Sentence: Tom wanted to bostezarignore when his teacher was trying to converse with him

Etymology: spanish

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Sighlanguage

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīlanggwij

Sentence: Bill used his best sighlanguage to try to communicate his boredom but his buddy droned on and on about his new hobby. Who knew that people could create artwork from dryer lint?

Etymology: sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness) + language (the method of human communication) a play on sign language

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Repetitediyawn

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Yawnui

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He struggled to suppress the yawnui induced by the unending series of speakers at the graduation.

Etymology:

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Good one! :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-19: 11:03:00

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

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Fauxsomniating

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo-som-nee-ate-ing

Sentence: Everyone knew John was a social clutz and his inability to carry on a conversation became evident when he would begin fauxsomniating.

Etymology: Faux-insomnia

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James