Verboticism: Yawndom

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Gapeathy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Borescode

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: bors-cohd

Sentence: he would use borescode to signal to his partner that he needed rescuing from a dull converstion...3 sighs, 3 yawns, 3 sighs and she knew she had to quickly SMS him, then when his phone beeped he would politely excuse himself and make his getaway.

Etymology: bores, morse code

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Exaspigh

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: eekzhas/fayi

Sentence: Collective exaspighs during lectures did little to dissuade the Professor's misplaced enthusiasm.

Etymology: exasperated + sigh

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Igyawn

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Daryl got out of the conversation with a series of well placed igyawns, leaving him to get on with watching paint dry.

Etymology: Blend of IGNORE: To refuse to pay attention to; disregard. with YAWN: to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.

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Yawnui

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He struggled to suppress the yawnui induced by the unending series of speakers at the graduation.

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COMMENTS:

Good one! :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-19: 11:03:00

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Gappage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gap/age

Sentence: After twenty minutes of listening to her boss drone on and on, gappage over took Abby and she couldn't control her excessive yawning.

Etymology: gape (yawn) + age with bordom because of having to stand there and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen ..........

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Tonsillectoyou

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Ton-select-to-you

Sentence: "So, right, ya know wot I mean right. That thing, right, yeah? Ya know ...". A'isha felt she could communicate her interest in the "conversation" much more succinctly through tonsillectoyou ... the vocal equivalent of the V-sign

Etymology: Tonsillectomy (Ton-sill-ec-to-me) - Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil. You - to the person addressed.

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Borenarcle

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: bore-nar-cal

Sentence: Craig's lengthy explaination and diagram on the global migration project caused audience borenarcle for 40 minutes straight.

Etymology: boring, narcolepsy

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COMMENTS:

You guys..errr girls, are awesome! - MadTripper, 2007-10-15: 11:27:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

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Passagyawner

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: Pass-AG-yahner

Sentence: John is such a passagyawner; whenever I speak he starts yawning to let me know hes bored of the conversation.

Etymology: Contraction of PASS(ive) + AGG(ressive) + YAWNER

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Tediashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee ay shun

Sentence: In absolute tediashun, Marco would yawn and sigh in a bored manner whenever Gwen went into one of her longwinded tirades about her job.

Etymology: Tedious (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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