Verboticism: Jerkaholics

'The victim of an extremely vicious browbeating'

DEFINITION: n. Annoying neighbors who spend endless hours mowing their lawns, painting their fences, washing their cars, and browbeating you because you have a life. v. To express disapproval for someone's lifestyle.

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Abuttinski

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ay but in skee

Sentence: In our sleepy suburban town, we had an abuttinski. She was Old Lady Burns, the bitter divorcee who lived next door to us and found fault with everything people did for enjoyment. She was the Neighbourhood Witch, the one who you could never please. If we didn't mow the lawn when she felt it needed it, she called the Noxious Weed Dept. If we did start up the mower to tackle the lawn, she called the Noise Abatement Dept. If our dog was out in our fenced off back yard, she called the Humane Society. We came this close to having to toilet train Sparky on the potty inside. If we even started up the barbecue, we would have to ensure we had enough food for the whole fire crew, as she would call them the minute we opened the lid. If we cooked something spicy, like curry, the HazMat Team was forced on the scene. The police practically lived on our street because she called them for everything from suspicious persons going door to door (like the paper boy and mailman) to recording license plates of vehicles not know to dwell on our street (like all these enforcement officers' vehicles from all the various city departments)and for attempted break-ins on her property (the gas meter reader,census-takers, the Avon lady). Reasoning, bribes,acts of kindness and inclusion,threats and logical persuasion all failed to change her behaviors. She was always in the right and she had her lawyer on speed-dial to launch suit over anyone who stood up to her underhanded, second-party bullying. She would hide in her house and have every civil servant at her beck and call to do her dirty work. Being self-righteous and thinking herself an upstanding and virtuous Christian, she did speak to every religion peddlar who came to her door. Many thought it poetic justice that the horrid smell coming from her home one day was due to the fact that one of these zealots had taken exception to her smug beliefs and bashed in her cranium several weeks before and helped himself to her valuables. The police, while appearing professional, were secretly glad she no longer controlled their work duties, so they could finally concentrate on real crimes; the Fire Dept. was relieved to have an opportunity to actually fight real fires elsewhere. The moral: if you are not nice to people, there will be no one around to close your lids when your time comes!

Etymology: Abut (lie adjacent to another or share a boundary) & Buttinski(a meddler who tends to butt in)

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COMMENTS:

Good one Nosila! :)You are a great writer! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-17: 01:37:00

metrohumanx I was just kidding about the brevity of "hydroflobia"....This is an excellent parable and one helluva mico-novel! I hope you're in charge of refreshments at the upcoming First Annual International Verbotomixer and Wordswap Extravaganza! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 03:16:00

Amdire the way you captured that butt mentality! Great etymology. Terrific word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 13:54:00

Cheers, all...sadly my sister and her family had to move far away from us to escape such a neighbour...coming home was the most stressful and scary part of their day, because she spent long hours plotting fresh Hell for them. This creature outlived every elected official we had and there is finally a cease and desist response in her flagged file to warn emergency services not to respond to her calls, as she became a permanent nuisance. Of course, charging her $250 for every wasted call went a long way to curbing her behavior! It is sad that someone has nothing better to do but terrorize others...personally I think she'd give the Guantanamo guys a run for their money! - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:40:00

My heart goes out to you and your sister and your families. I am so thankful that I have exceptionally good neighbors! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-18: 12:56:00

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Naysaybours

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nay say burz

Sentence: The final straw was when the naysaybours complained that her underwear was too loud

Etymology: neighbours naysayers

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COMMENTS:

Good one...was she from Nickeragua? - Nosila, 2010-09-29: 00:42:00

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Domichiders

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dome - chide - urs

Sentence: Lucy and Ken have become the domichiders of their neighboorhood. Everyone avoids them like the plague because they are constantly giving all the neighbors suggestions on how to improve their homes, yards and lives....

Etymology: domicile and chide

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COMMENTS:

Admire your sentence for the implied way domichiders reminds us of a spiders ... and both equally unwelcome! Greate create! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:04:00

metrohumanx Very clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:53:00

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Neighbores

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nābôrz

Sentence: John found the people next door complete neighbores. What little personality they had is hyper-directed into lawn care. They have gone so far as to install electric fences to keep squirrels from walking on their perfectly-manicured yard. Squirrels in the trees you ask? Absolutely not! No trees! Trees are far too random in the way they grow and all that leaf dropping just won't do. Grass clipped to 5/8 inch and a few carefully-selected flowers are all they'll tolerate.

Etymology: neighbor (a person living near or next door to the speaker or person referred to) + bores (people whose talk or behavior is dull and uninteresting)

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Lifenvy

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: li-fen-vie

Sentence: Cam and Sylvia took their lifenviousness too far when they parked their truck on Trish's front lawn. She's never home to take care of her property anyway and she won't even notice it there.

Etymology: life + envy

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Lifespurn

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lie-f-sp-ern

Sentence: After many years of censuring her neighbours, the old woman finally reached the end of her lifespurn when she collapsed midcriticism on the decorative border that had whipped her into a judgmental frenzy.

Etymology: life + spurn + lifespan

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COMMENTS:

Admire how well you put your sentence, your thoughts, and your word together. Very well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:19:00

Good word and sentence. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:41:00

Nothing like having a garden to die for... - Nosila, 2009-03-17: 23:31:00

metrohumanx Concise and excellent! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:50:00

petaj thanks for the nice comments - petaj, 2009-03-18: 07:36:00

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Twitbores

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: twit-bores

Sentence: The Adams family were such twitbores that neighbors could not survive in order to comply with their perfectionism.

Etymology: Twit- To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults. Bores- a dull, repetitious, or uninteresting person, activity, or state.

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Fastediouswipers

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: fass-TEED-ee-us-WHY-purrz

Sentence: The people next door were disdainful- Of Kate who’d relax on her lawn. While they mowed until it became painful.... She would leisurely laugh and then yawn. His name was Hector and hers didn’t matter- The Grooms were bad neighbors and as they grew fatter, They bullied, they swaggered, they tried to be pushy.... But Kate just reclined on magnificent tushy..... K was aloof and the Grooms domineering- judgemental, pathetic and constantly jeering... But all those who knew her said Kate was sublime, and manicured lawns were a sad waste of time.... We all knew the Grooms were disdainful old gripers- Some even called them FASTEDIOUSWIPERS!

Etymology: FASTidious+tEDIOUs+Swipe+WIPERS= FASTEDIOUSWIPERS.....FASTIDIOUS: scornful, difficult to please, having capricious standards; fastidious Middle English, from Latin fastidiosus, from fastidium disgust, probably from fastus arrogance (probably akin to Latin fastigium top) + taedium irksomeness.....TEDIOUS: tiresome because of length or dullness, dreary fat and boring; Middle English, from Late Latin taediosus, from Latin taedium Latin taedium disgust, irksomeness, from taedēre to disgust, weary.....SWIPE: a sharp often critical remark, a strong sweeping blow; probably alteration of sweep [1739].....WIPERS: a person who wipes(usually derogatory),something (as a towel, sponge or 2-ply paper) used for wiping certain areas; origin obscure [1552]

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metrohumanx GNOME MORE LANDSCRAPING! http://www.freethegnomes.com/ - metrohumanx, 2009-03-17: 02:51:00

Naming him Hector was a stroke of genius. Interesting verbotomy and great etymology! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 14:21:00

Good word. :) - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 19:49:00

You are brilliant and so creative :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:02:00

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Naybores

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nay bohrs

Sentence: It was difficult to discern whether the high pitched drone coming from the other side of the fence was a garden strimmer or one of the naybores complaining about the ingress of weeds from her wildflower garden.

Etymology: neighbour nay, bore

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I like it....goes good with naboobs. Naboob naybores.... - Mustang, 2009-03-17: 21:14:00

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Houndskeepers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hownds + keep + urs

Sentence: Morrie's neighbors were real houndskeepers. They spent their entire life grooming their yard and house so that it was a "showplace". Because Morrie did not choose to spend all of his free time in the same pursuits, his neighbors continuously derided him and made snide comments about the condition of his lawn.

Etymology: hound and groundskeepers >> Hound (To urge insistently; nag) groundskeepers (Groundskeeping is the activity of tending an area of land for aesthetic or functional purposes)

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So apt to the definition. Super etymology and verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-17: 13:59:00

I agree with silveryaspen! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-17: 20:08:00

metrohumanx I agree with KateinKorea! - metrohumanx, 2009-03-18: 04:51:00

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