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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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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Narcologue

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: nar - co - log

Sentence: While the paleontologist explained her fascination of dinosaur fecies, he tried to narcologue the conversation.

Etymology: Narco = narcotic, sleep inducing + Dialogue

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-10-15: 11:32:00

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

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Strategawn

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: Stra- tej- awn

Sentence: The conversation on the objectification of women was growing ever so tasteless and boring. I knew it was time to use the strategawn.

Etymology: Strategy- Yawn

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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COMMENTS:

Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Innuyawndo

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: in-yu-yawn-doh

Sentence: I was putting as much innuyawndo into the conversation as I could, but she just couldn't seem to understand that I could care less about how her day went.

Etymology: innuendo; yawn; crescendo;

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:51:00

Nice use of innuendo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:41:00

petaj if you added crescendo to your etymology that would tie in nicely with the escalating sighs. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:06:00

thanks to petaj for the ent. suggest. - jmckays, 2007-10-16: 11:26:00

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Communigrate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kom-mu-NI-grate

Sentence: When Roxie's tedious tale of the Patagonian tree snail reached an ennui everest, and with yawning the only way for Bob to open his mouth, his humdrumuffle mounted. Finally, exasperated, he began to communigrate; Roxie was not impressed.

Etymology: Blend of communicate & grate: to exasperate.

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Yawnnui

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /jɑːnˈwiː/

Sentence: Extended yawnnui tends to be unproductive because after a few seconds, anyone still babbling is either subtlety-deaf or just doesn't care.

Etymology: from yawn + ennui

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Quitatme

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: kwit-at-me

Sentence: You have been talking for so long and I wish you would perform a quitatme.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - KenM2, 2007-10-15: 16:08:00

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