Verboticism: Notsobirthingfat

'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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Prenatalapse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pree-neyt'-el-laps/

Sentence: Dennis had been expecting a raise until the night of the holiday party, before making a prenatalapse after being introduced to Mr. Roth's wife. He was guilty of a fetal-flaw, and now his hopes for a raise are no more expectant than Mrs. Roth herself.

Etymology: prenatal - preceding birth; pregnant (from Latin, prae- & nātālis) + lapse - a slip or error; also, a pause or break in continuity (from Latin, lāpsus)

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Jestashun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/tay/shu

Sentence: Phil experienced total jestashun after he incorrectly speculated that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of his hands. After a pregnant pause he was told that it was just gas.

Etymology: jest + shun + gestation

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilarious diagnosis, Doctor J ! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:05:00

Good! - TJayzz, 2008-11-04: 14:36:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2008-11-04: 17:44:00

libertybelle terrific word!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:45:00

Very clever combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:44:00

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Faterring

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: fat err ring

Sentence: if he had fathere half as many children as he had faterred, he could have had his own republiv

Etymology: fat erring, fathering

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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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Inpregnito

Created by: bosstown

Pronunciation: in-preg-nito

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

Etymology:

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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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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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Notivity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: noht iv it eeeeeeee

Sentence: The news of her notivity was greeted with surprise and many tears. The tears were due to the escape of all the wind which had caused the rumour in the first place

Etymology: nativity eh... not?

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COMMENTS:

maternally yours... - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:33:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Erroraparent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er or ap per rant

Sentence: Trust Richard Dufus to say to the boss' wife at a party that she looked pregnant, when she wasn't. You could always count on him to make an erroraparent comment. He only ever opened his mouth to change feet. As if that remark did not endear him enough, he spied a person with lots of make-up, jewellery, a fancy wig and gaudy outfit on his way to the bar. When he asked the boss' mother what her Drag Queen name was and which drag bar she worked in, he found himself looking for another line of work...

Etymology: Error (mistake) & A Parent (someone who has offspring)/ Apparent (clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses) & WordPlay on Heir Apparent (an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor)

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COMMENTS:

artr Richard is aparently good at erroronious assumptions. - artr, 2010-04-01: 07:00:00

To err is human, but not in his case! Cheers & Happy Easter - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:36:00

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