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Strategawn

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: Stra- tej- awn

Sentence: The conversation on the objectification of women was growing ever so tasteless and boring. I knew it was time to use the strategawn.

Etymology: Strategy- Yawn

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Comyawnicate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com-yawn-ee-cayt

Sentence: no matter how hard i tried to comyawnicate my disinterest, he continued talking. i realised i would have to use more advanced techniques of conversashun.

Etymology: communicate, yawn

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 10:14:00

like it - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:23:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Borescode

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: bors-cohd

Sentence: he would use borescode to signal to his partner that he needed rescuing from a dull converstion...3 sighs, 3 yawns, 3 sighs and she knew she had to quickly SMS him, then when his phone beeped he would politely excuse himself and make his getaway.

Etymology: bores, morse code

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Monotonote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mo-NOT-oh-note

Sentence: Whenever Gerard became bored with a conversation he would 'send' a monotonote, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'note' (give attention or heed to)

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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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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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Yawnnui

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /jɑːnˈwiː/

Sentence: Extended yawnnui tends to be unproductive because after a few seconds, anyone still babbling is either subtlety-deaf or just doesn't care.

Etymology: from yawn + ennui

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Tedihum

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee hum

Sentence: It took all of Manny's concentration to focus of Felicia's recap of her boring day at work. He expressed his tedihum through so many fake yawns that he actually did fall asleep standing up. That Felicia was a full-bore bore.

Etymology: Tedium (dullness owing to length or slowness;the feeling of being bored by something tedious) & Ho-Hum (interjection used to express boredom, weariness, or contempt) &

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Igyawn

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Daryl got out of the conversation with a series of well placed igyawns, leaving him to get on with watching paint dry.

Etymology: Blend of IGNORE: To refuse to pay attention to; disregard. with YAWN: to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.

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Innuyawndo

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: in-yu-yawn-doh

Sentence: I was putting as much innuyawndo into the conversation as I could, but she just couldn't seem to understand that I could care less about how her day went.

Etymology: innuendo; yawn; crescendo;

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:51:00

Nice use of innuendo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:41:00

petaj if you added crescendo to your etymology that would tie in nicely with the escalating sighs. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:06:00

thanks to petaj for the ent. suggest. - jmckays, 2007-10-16: 11:26:00

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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

'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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