Verboticism: Afrayed

'Oops! I accidentally shredded my ex-boyfriend'

DEFINITION: v. To fret and worry after the accidental trashing of an important document, file or friend. n. The state of anxiety caused by an accidental deletion.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: afraid

Sentence: Ben was completely frazzled and kept pulling at his necktie. His boss rushed in and asked, "Are you able to present the report at this afternoon's general meeting?" No, I'm afrayed knot." said Ben. "It was just here near the shredder when i last saw it."

Etymology: afraid + frayed (tattered)

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Comments: Afrayed

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-05: 11:06:00

silveryaspen - 2008-03-05: 14:08:00
Sentences with a truly great pun, are always amazingly good fun! Excellent choice of words, excellently blended. Exceptional!

petaj - 2008-03-06: 03:47:00
thanks muchly, i should have included affray in the etymology too.