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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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Borenarcle

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: bore-nar-cal

Sentence: Craig's lengthy explaination and diagram on the global migration project caused audience borenarcle for 40 minutes straight.

Etymology: boring, narcolepsy

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You guys..errr girls, are awesome! - MadTripper, 2007-10-15: 11:27:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

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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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Sighlencing

Created by: Navalon

Pronunciation: sigh-lens-ing

Sentence: It was around 15 minutes into Mindy's riveting tale about her grocery exploits that John began his repeated attempts at sighlencing her seemingly unstoppable barrage of words.

Etymology: To sigh with the effect of silencing another.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:24:00

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Yasperate

Created by: KatieG

Pronunciation: Yaz-pur-ate

Sentence: I was so bored I yasperated to show my boredom.

Etymology:

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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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Geezcantawordgameevenspellyourecorrectly

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: Geez, can't a word game even spell "you're" correctly?

Sentence: "Your" very bad at spelling, verbotomy. "Your not fooling me for one second"? Did the apostrophe and the e get "verbotomized"?

Etymology: you're = you+are

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Okay, okay....so it's irritating to purists. BUT at least they were big enough to print your criticism, yes? http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:22:00

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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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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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

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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