Verboticism: Oopsybaby

'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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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /prek-u-late/

Sentence: Darren was sweating bullets after he incorrectly preculated that the young woman on the train was great with child.

Etymology: pregnant + speculate

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Inpregnito

Created by: bosstown

Pronunciation: in-preg-nito

Sentence: Steve realized, before he finished the sentence, that his boss' wife was indeed not inpregnito.

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Regretnancy

Created by: jdsimp3684

Pronunciation: Re-gret-nin-see

Sentence: Bob was filled with great regretnancy after he was told that Sarah was not pregnant with twins.

Etymology: intr.

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Fauxgestation

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: fo-ges-tay-shun

Sentence: Bob made a grevious error when he commented on the fauxgestation of his boss's wife.

Etymology: faux = fake; gestation = the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal (Wikipedia)

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Blimpstaken

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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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Pregnonsee

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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Dumbgratulate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dum/grach/u/late

Sentence: While high school reunions tend to be alot of "Oh my God, did you see how bad so and so looks?" Blaire's was even a bit worse than that. Sure she had put on a "couple" of extra pounds since she was voted Hottest Cheerleader," but to be dumbgratulated all night long on her pregnancy was just plain wrong.

Etymology: mix of dumb and congratulate.

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COMMENTS:

Dumbfounded...isn't it at what some people say to you! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:17:00

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Missedconception

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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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Misconceivetion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mis/kuhn/seev/shun

Sentence: Johnny was totally embarrassed about his misconceivetion and congratulations in regards to Joe's wife because of where she carried her excess weight. He spent the rest of the evening dancing to Joe and his wife's stares about his unmaculate misconception.

Etymology: misconception + conceive

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COMMENTS:

I like unmaculate misconception - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:19:00

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