Verboticism: Presignation

'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Pronunciation: prez-ig-nay-shun

Sentence: After Bob's misguided attempt to congratulate his boss' wife on her 'bun in the oven,' Bob quickly recovered from presignation by noting her how her healthy, rosy glow made him believe otherwise.

Etymology: preggo + resignation (for the acceptance of what can not be changed and to leave a job)

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Comments: Presignation

Redrover - 2007-12-13: 08:57:00
Good word although the resignation part is what Bob should hand in after he pulls his foot out of his mouth.