Verboticism: Telibi

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DEFINITION: v. To arrange with a friend to phone you with a "crisis" during a blind date, in case you need to make an emergency exit; n. A fake "emergency" phone call that is used to end a blind date.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: TEL-uh-bahy

Sentence: Bob didn't smell a rat, when Roxie's phone rang and she told him that she had to break their date and leave immediately, in order to return to her post at the local hospital and care for a patient suffering from bromhidrosis. It was a clever telibi, hatched together with her girlfriend, in case of an emergency, for in the end all they finished up doing was going to a theatre and watching "Lord of the Rings."

Etymology: Blend of TEL of telephone & LIBI of alibi, with a homophonic suggestion of bi, bi of goodbye. Alibi: an excuse, esp. to avoid blame or to use to find one's way out of trouble, work etc.

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Comments: Telibi

Mustang - 2008-05-28: 06:30:00
Excellent verboticism...covers the definition very nicely.

Nosila - 2008-05-28: 08:27:00
Roxie must have been the Ringleader...good word!

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-28: 10:18:00
excellent