Verboticism: Bavelgaziot

'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Pregsume

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: preg-zoom

Sentence: They pregsumed to Gladys at the Christmas lunch since she appeared to be "eating for two".

Etymology: pregnant + presume

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Corpatulate

Created by: psychicbard

Pronunciation: kor*pa*chew*late

Sentence: Ryan unbeknowingly corpatulated the woman on her pregnancy-shaped beer-belly.

Etymology: Latin "corpus"-body "gratulari"-to wish joy corpulent+congratulate

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Confatulate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-fa-chu-late

Sentence: Not knowing that she was in her third trimester of eating lunch at Burger King, Bob confatulated Sue on what appeared to be evidence of her pending motherhood.

Etymology: congratulate, fat

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COMMENTS:

This one is spot on! Hard to top. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:12:00

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Embarrask

megaperl

Created by: megaperl

Pronunciation: emb-r-ask

Sentence: - You're pregnant, don't you? - Don't embarrask me with stupid questions, Bob!

Etymology: Embarrasing+Asking

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COMMENTS:

could apply to more one embarrassing question faux pas ... but I really liked it - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 14:23:00

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Missedconception

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: mis′d·con·cep′·tion

Sentence: Although Kimberly would never admit it, she desperately wanted to have a child; Loretta did not. But Loretta looked pregnant, and was often asked by strangers "when is your boy or girl due?" This didn't bother Loretta, who would park in expectant mother spaces and convince offices where she occasionally temped to host baby showers. "What are you going to do with all these baby clothes?" asked Kimberly "I don't know," responded Loretta "dress my dolls and plants with them. Come meet Mr. Fern and his kids." Loretta's flippant attitude annoyed Kimberly, who realized that they were both the victims of missedconception.

Etymology: missed (feel absence of) + conception (making a baby) Play on Misconception (a false impression or belief)

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Fauxma

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: fo-mah

Sentence: Jeremy commited a major Faux ma by planning an elaborate baby shower for Christina only to find out later that she gave up her career of modeling to become a competitive eater.

Etymology: faux pas + mom = faux ma

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilarious! Yo Yo Ma! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:30:00

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Blimpstaken

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Blimp ms taken

Sentence: Blimpstaken for the fifth time today, Tom pondered why circumstances, (he preferred to accuse Lady Destiny) thrust him towards lactating females who were not in fact lactating. He then wondered if his constant blimpstakes was his psyche trying to tell him something... he looked at his wife, shuddered, and turned over. Thank God for birth control! The next morning his wife was to exclaim that she was pregnant, and when confronted by an agonized Tom she admitted she had been off the pill for months, that she was tired of people coming up to her with congratulations for an non-existent pregnancy. "To say 'yes, thank you very much' for once, Tom! How wonderful that would make me feel!"

Etymology: Blimp (bloated) & mistaken (in error)

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COMMENTS:

poor baby!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:01:00

metrohumanx Inspired ! Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 23:49:00

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Presignation

Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: prez-ig-nay-shun

Sentence: After Bob's misguided attempt to congratulate his boss' wife on her 'bun in the oven,' Bob quickly recovered from presignation by noting her how her healthy, rosy glow made him believe otherwise.

Etymology: preggo + resignation (for the acceptance of what can not be changed and to leave a job)

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COMMENTS:

Good word although the resignation part is what Bob should hand in after he pulls his foot out of his mouth. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:57:00

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Buffoonokudos

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: buf-FOON-uh-KOO-dose

Sentence: Timmy the Beard's legendary lack of social skills almost caused his death when he offered his heartfelt BUFFOONOKUDOS to Portly Peggy on her advanced pregnancy. His lack of sensitivity and total immunity to any form of embarrasment caused him to argue the point for several minutes, much to the horror of those present. He was hustled away in the nick of time, and after the application of several shots of Yugolavian plum brandy, was finally convinced of his near-fatal BUFFOONOKUDOS, but in the end, it only added to his legendary status as the life of the party.

Etymology: BUFFOON+KUDOS=BUFFOONOKUDOS............BUFFOON:a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person,a ludicrous figure : clown ;Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone.....KUDOS:praise given for achievement,fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement;Greek kydos.

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metrohumanx http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:00:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 12:59:00

Interesting word blend; fantastic yarn. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:49:00

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Infatcurate

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: in-FAT-kyur-at

Sentence: Bob's guess that Diane was pregnant was infatcurate.

Etymology: inaccurate + fat

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