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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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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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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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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

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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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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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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Sighborespace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye bor space

Sentence: Anne had really looked forward to this party. It was a mixer at the University, designed to introduce students and staff to each other. Being an Arts Major, she was naturally drawn to those gents of similar minds. A handsome, albeit serious-looking young man had caught her eye and offered her a drink. She was delighted and after accepting the glass of wine had asked him about his faculty (Nuclear Physics)and his hobbies. Big Mistake. Turns out Jim T. Kirk (his real name) was a Star Trekkie. Not just a mindless follower, but President of the local Chapter and organizer of the Annual Star Trek Convention. It was like a religion to him and when she made the error of asking him how he got into it, he told her e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. How his Dad was a Trekkie and how he was sure his Mother was really a Vulcan. How there were Klingons amoung us dressed like Earthlings.(On that point, she had to agree.) He went on ad nauseum and Anne felt paralysed (Phasers on Stunned) and could not escape. She yawned and sighed and acted as though she were in Sighborespace. Guys like Jim T. Kirk hover in their own orbit, so he did not notice. How could she beam herself up and escape the entire narration of Episode 27? Oh, to be the disposable crew member in each episode...how she envied them. Hoping the mixer, or the destruction of the earth, would end soon, she heard the words of Scotty (in her head) in his Scottish burl say, "Cap'n, She'll nay go any faster!" At that point she knew, that all Jim T. Kirk and his ilk took up in School was Space!

Etymology: Sigh (an utterance made by exhaling audibly; a sound like a person sighing;heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & Bore (cause to be bored;tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence)

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It computes - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

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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