Verboticism: Faklusion

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

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Blankit

Created by: brimuth

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Attendshungetter

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at tend shun get ter

Sentence: Alan was always an attendshungetter, whether at work in the office or at home. He could zone out and retreat into his own little fantasy world to avoid other people such as meetings,classes, door-to-door sales people, his mother-in-law, his wife and anything or anyone else he chose to. In his mind, he travelled far away, usually on a spaceship or he replayed his favourite movie scenes. Some people thought he could astral-project himself, because he could recall no details when he "came back". On Halloween night he hid in the house in the dark, with the porchlight on, watching from behind the drapes to avoid the trick or treaters. His mind was like his home. Like his Mother had always said... the lights were on but there was no one home.

Etymology: Attend (give heed (to);be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of) & Getter (a person who acquires as a result of some effort or action)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx ANOTHER Nosila classic! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 01:29:00

metrohumanx AHA! Zone out ! I KNEW it wasn't just us. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:32:00

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Inexcessible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ex ses a bill

Sentence: Charlie thought The Stones were great and wore his earphones playing their hits all the time. It meant he did not hear the cries of his staff to get away from the bucket falling from the open door. When he fainted in the doorway, it was rendered inexcessible to the average man.

Etymology: Inacessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all not capable of being obtained

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Zombiehaviour

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: zom-bee-heyv-yer

Sentence: Everyone knew when Matt didn't finish his portion of the project because at team meetings he'd switch into zombiehaviour mode.

Etymology: zombie (as in stunned) + behaviour

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Catatoniact

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Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /katətɒnɪəkt/

Sentence: Bob was catatoniacting the whole thing really hard. He was really trying to make his cataroniact believable...

Etymology: CATATONIACT. vb. n. From Catatonic stupor (severe psychiatric and medical condition characterized by a general absence of motor activity) + Act (A manifestation of intentional or unintentional insincerity; a pose)

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Fauconscious

Created by: steviesteveo

Pronunciation: Faux-conscious

Sentence: As the meeting got underway Bob settled into a comfortably fauconscious state of mind.

Etymology: From French "faux" - false and Latin "conscius" - aware

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Fauxtard

Created by: Spacey

Pronunciation: pho-tard

Sentence: Why does Steve look like he's about to drool on himself? He's being a fauxtard so his wife won't ask him to go shopping with her.

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Deafhere

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: /Deh-ef-he-ear/

Sentence: Mrs. Soul patched the call through to her secretary. "I thought I told you I wasn't here?", she said, you just have to turn a deafhere.

Etymology: Deafhere n., hybrid of the nouns deaf and here, and inspired by the phrase "to turn a deaf ear", which is a common adult tactic and defense mechanism. Is the spell checker new to this site? I just noticed it now. Don't expect a reply of course, in the circumstances I mean.

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metrohumanx I have not encountered a spell checker...but definitely a double-point word, S ! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:31:00

It must be my new browser....who thought that was a good idea? - scrabbelicious, 2008-09-18: 16:49:00

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Holograham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hollow/gray/am

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person turning into a holograham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (sometimes you see it- sometimes you don't) + graham + hollow

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Like the thought behind this one. Does Graham have a female counterpart! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:16:00

petaj that might be Holograndma (an elderly hermit), or Hollygram. - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:37:00

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Circumatose

Created by: TheFlawlessWord

Pronunciation: sir CUM a tose

Sentence: The persistent bill collector finally deemed Bob a circumatose.

Etymology: circumvent + comatose

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