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DEFINITION: n., A set of product instructions, or a warning label, which is so obviously self-evident that it should be completely unnecessary. v., To provide unneeded directions, advice and/or warnings.

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Dillertive

Top verboticism of the day created by OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dil-LURT-iv

Sentence: Bob fell into an uncontrollable fit of laughter when he noticed that the dillertive on his cup of coffee read: "CONTENTS ARE HOT." However, he laughed so much that he spilled the contents over his hands, and now is suing the coffee shop owner for damages for not putting a more meaningful clodicil on the cup.

Etymology: DILL: a fool, dillbrain, dunderhead; dill a cognate of dull; LERT from Alert: a warning or alarm against impending danger & IVE: suffix meaning having a tendency to, having the quality, character or nature of. consider woprds such as captive, derivative, objective.

Created by: OZZIEBOB.

Comments:

love clodicil too - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-05: 14:58:00

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Guidunce: /Guy-dunce/ When Tom bought a tin of gloss paint to brighten up his front door he was amazed at the guidunce given, when he read on the back of the label, 'WARNING' 'Do not eat contents'. He wondered how long it had taken the production team to come up with that little gem! Etymology: Guidance(Advice,information) + Dunce(a person who is slow to learn, or not intelligent) = Guidunce Created by: TJayzz.

Comments:

Was he licking the paint off his finger at the time? - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-05: 14:57:00

Ha Ha. No but he ate the brush when he finished, that didn't come with instructions! - TJayzz, 2008-11-05: 16:21:00

Caveabsurdigious: /kah-vey-ab-sur-di-gous/ The folks in legal, being highly tagmatic, applied caveabsurdigious directions to every product to protect the company from lawsuits that may come due to accidents or death by stupidity. Etymology: caveat: legalese term for warning, caution; an explanation or qualification + absurd:ridiculously unreasonable or illogical + litigious: tending to engage in lawsuits Created by: mrskellyscl.

Redunstruction: /Re dun struc tion/ Although it seems pointless to warn about obviously self evident dangers, redunstructions are very necessary as the companies don't want their products to be associated with the death of idiots (despite the advantage of eugenics in the Darwinian sense). Etymology: Redundant (unnecessary) & instruction (imparted knowledge) Created by: zxvasdf.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2008-01-09: 03:47:00
Great word!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-05: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

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