Verboticism: Contrijection

'You got the tattoo!?'

DEFINITION: n. Advice which is asked for, considered, and then promptly forgotten -- until it is too late. v. To ask for, listen to, and then reject or ignore advice.

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Inknored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ink nord

Sentence: When Buffy asked her Pop if she should get a tattoo, he advised her against it. Afterall, he said, her tastes would change and she may regret it later. Imagine his surprise when his advice was inknored. Buffy came home with a wopping great rockband tattoo on her arm. Pop should have showed her his Twisted Sister tattoo on his buttock...

Etymology: Ink (tattoo) & Ignored (disregarded)

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Dissguidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: diss + gide + dans

Sentence: Natalie always practiced dissguidance by doing the opposite of what her friends and parents suggested; even though she asked for their advice. She would take up hours of their time, pleading with them to give her their counsel, concern and guidance; only to ignore anything they said.

Etymology: diss (diss, disrespect; to diss; to show disrespect or insult;), guidance (helping show the way, counselling, advice or giving direction), dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

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COMMENTS:

sounds familiar - good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

Really good word - so true. - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:14:00

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Untakenwisdom

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: un-take-in-wiz-dum

Sentence: Rockford Kizzfan talked for several hours to his youngest sister Gailgroupeez to PLEASE not get a tattoo! He thought he had finally gotten through to Gailgroupeez of the perils of tattoos as you age in the business world... Only to find out the very next day his "untakenwisdom" was wasted on Gailgroupeez, as she gleefully showed Rockford her hideous huge tattoo of a local basement band that Gailgroupeez had just met!

Etymology: Un:To reverse or undo the result of a specified action. Taken:Understood in a certain way; made sense of. Wisdom: The ability to discern or judge what is true,right,or lasting;insight, common sense; good judgment.

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Counselavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOWN-Suhl-uh-vert

Sentence: As was her usual practice, Lyndsey would ask those about her for advice on pressing problems, then would do her puzzling counselavert routine and do what she had intended to do from the start.

Etymology: Blend of 'counsel' (advise or advice, guidance) and 'avert' (turn away, avoid, prevent)

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Wasdom

Created by: NoveliBear

Pronunciation: Woz-dum

Sentence: "Everything you tell him is just going to end up wasdom. You're better off focusing your efforts on people that actually learn from what you tell them." "My mom told me not to buy a heart-shaped neckless for my girlfriend. That's the best piece of wasdom I've ever heard. I guess it's back to online dating..."

Etymology: This word has a different embedded meaning for the giver and receiver of wasdom. In the former, it is a combination of WASteD and WisDOM. For those who fail to heed the advice the meaning fits the words WAS and WiSDOM, meaning it had value, but is currently worthless information. It also sounds like a common utterance by both parties after an avoidable mistake leads to an unfortunate outcome: "That was dumb!"

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Guidunce

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: gīdəns

Sentence: Gerald was famous for seeking advice that he would reject if it didn't conform with what he had already decided to do. He is a guidunce. This is why he listens to Milli Vanilli casettes in his lime green Gremlin on the way to his job as a VCR repairman. He's going to do better though. He's halfway through an on-line course on repair of computer zip drives.

Etymology: guidance (advice or information aimed at resolving a problem or difficulty, esp. as given by someone in authority) + dunce (a person who is slow at learning; a stupid person)

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Caushun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cor-shen

Sentence: Foulia, consulted her mother for a caushunary tale on choosing a hairstyle for a job interview. The slimy looking green locks did not work to her advantage and she was shuffled out of the interview in less than 5 minutes.

Etymology: caution (warn) + shun (ignore)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:22:00

Good one, petaj...hair, hair! - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 22:52:00

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Wisdampen

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: wiz-dam-pen

Sentence: Sarah was outraged when the new barista suggested that she substitute soy for milk in her morning latte. 'If I want your wisdampen, I'll ask for it', she barked.

Etymology: Wisdom - experience/knowledge. Dampen - throw cold water on.

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Badvice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: badvīs

Sentence: Jill would often seek out her uncles’s badvice, knowing that she was on the right track if she did the opposite. To date her best reversal was to invest in this quirky little company called Apple who her uncle said would never amount to anything.

Etymology: bad (of poor quality; inferior or defective) + advice (guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative)

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Valnurance

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: vaal nuur in ss

Sentence: Robert felt his opinion was of valnurance to Adam on whether or not to jump off a bridge because everyone else was doing it. Robert advised it was not a good idea pointing to the fact that they all had perilled. Adam seemed to agree. Then, instead of taking the advice, Adam went ahead and did it anyway just to be popular.

Etymology: Value (importance or need of something) + ignorance (not paying attention or valuing something)

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mrskellyscl Sounds like you've met my kids. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-27: 12:21:00

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