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Passagyawner

ajnemajrje

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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Moanologue

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAH nuh log

Sentence: As Gabby, Jade*s officemate, continued to monopolize the conversation with every picayune detail of her recent trip to Florida, Jade increased the frequency and volume of her yawning and kept up a not-so-subtle moanologue. After about fifteen minutes of this, Gabby asked, "Are you OK? Sounds as though you are feeling bored and tired lately. I tell you, a trip to Florida might be just the thing for you. Let me tell you some more of the very interesting things I saw and did there!"

Etymology: moan + monologue

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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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Intoredom

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: int-o-re-dom

Sentence: the intoredom of the subject is pointless

Etymology: To show an interest in the involvement of persons yet unimpressed by their verbage

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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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Wompawomp

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: Wom-pa-Womp

Sentence: The teacher's lecture was so boring I had to wompawomp to her face.

Etymology:

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Borishassity

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: bor-ish-ass-ity

Sentence: George's maddening, overt, borishassity while his wife Jane tried to tell him about her day's work adventures, ended when Jane unexpectedly stuffed a sock in his mouth.

Etymology: borish= act of being a bore, ass= (need I say more)

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COMMENTS:

Strong and natural! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:44:00

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Fawn

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: FFFF awn

Sentence: I fawn repeatly till she went home.

Etymology: fake yawn

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Irksomegaping

Created by: 526630

Pronunciation: erk-some-gaping

Sentence: Alyssa irksomegaped during history class to show she wasnt interested in the subject.

Etymology: irksome-annoying;exasperating;tiresome -gaping-to stare with an open mouth;yawning

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Hohumdrumming

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum/ing

Sentence: Whenever a conversation got boring Stu would begin a chorus of ho hums which quickly escalated into a rythmic beat of hohumdrumming.

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum + drumming

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COMMENTS:

Beat out that rythm on the tung. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:01:00

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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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