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Gappage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gap/age

Sentence: After twenty minutes of listening to her boss drone on and on, gappage over took Abby and she couldn't control her excessive yawning.

Etymology: gape (yawn) + age with bordom because of having to stand there and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen ..........

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Tonsillectoyou

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Ton-select-to-you

Sentence: "So, right, ya know wot I mean right. That thing, right, yeah? Ya know ...". A'isha felt she could communicate her interest in the "conversation" much more succinctly through tonsillectoyou ... the vocal equivalent of the V-sign

Etymology: Tonsillectomy (Ton-sill-ec-to-me) - Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil. You - to the person addressed.

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

Pronunciation:

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Gapeathy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Conversightion

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: con-ver-sy-shun

Sentence: Gordon yawned several times to let Melinda know that talking about her back pain was a boring conversightion to him.

Etymology: conversation + sigh

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Boryawnagain

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bore-yorn-a-gayn

Sentence: When Sue began to witter on for the tenth time about the new luxury hot tub she had recently purchased, Rob started the usual boryawnagain stance. He repeatedly shifted from one foot to the other and pretended to yawn in an attempt to silence the woman. But there was no stopping her, so eventually he just had to nod his head in agreement to everything she said, while his thoughts turned to things much more interesting, like what he would be having for dinner later.

Etymology: Bore(cause to feel weary and uninterested by being dull or tedious) + Yawn(open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom) + Again(repeat) = Boryawnagain

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COMMENTS:

this encompasses everything - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 11:27:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:55:00

very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 06:55:00

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Exyawneration

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation: ig-zyä-nə-ˈrā-shən

Sentence: Exyawneration is a non-assertive attempt to end a conversation.

Etymology: exonerate+Yawn removing responsibiliy by yawning.

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Communigrate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kom-mu-NI-grate

Sentence: When Roxie's tedious tale of the Patagonian tree snail reached an ennui everest, and with yawning the only way for Bob to open his mouth, his humdrumuffle mounted. Finally, exasperated, he began to communigrate; Roxie was not impressed.

Etymology: Blend of communicate & grate: to exasperate.

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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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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

'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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