Verboticism: Disappellate

'Who's the lucky lady?'

DEFINITION: v. To be unable to remember the name of a person you are speaking to, even though you've had a long-standing, and perhaps even an intimate relationship. n. An inability to remember a person's name.

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Created by: stache

Pronunciation: dis-āp'ə-lāt

Sentence: Julia had a strong urge to dismember Herman on the many occasions when he disappellated her in public.

Etymology: dis, a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force, + appellation [Middle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appellātiō], a name, title or designation.

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Comments: Disappellate

silveryaspen - 2008-03-04: 10:07:00
Great sentence! Dismember blew my mind ... nice double entendre! Well chosen etymology. Your word has an appealing international flair!

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-04: 13:16:00
I think William Tell's son felt the same way

doseydotes - 2008-03-04: 17:17:00
Dismember woulda shoulda coulda beena good one, too.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-04: 20:09:00
Well defined!