Verboticism: Heftalump

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Heftalump

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Heftalump

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: hef-tah-lump

Sentence: Rachel told her friend Sue that when she weighed herself at the end of winter she got a heftalump in her tummy.

Etymology: heft; heffalump; lump

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Festivitransation

Created by: igho1207

Pronunciation: fes-tiv-it-ran-say-shun

Sentence: The process of festivitransation can be the worst part of early spring for some people.

Etymology: festive/trans(opposite)/ation(as in sensATION).

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Fatulation

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: fatch-you-lay-shun

Sentence: When someone has flatulation and fatulation too, i don't know which is worse: tolerating the stench or listening to then complain about being overweight.

Etymology: from fat + flatulation a literal "sinking feeling"

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Winterbloat

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation: Winter-bloat

Sentence: My coats gone, but I still have to deal with the holiday winterbloat.

Etymology: Winter + bloat

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Woewoewoeyourbloat

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woh-woh-woh-yoor-bloht

Sentence: woewoewoeyourbloat 'nuff to make you scream verily verily verily verily we'll have no more ice cream

Etymology: Woe (an exclamation of grief, distress, or lamentation) + bloat (to become swollen; be puffed out or dilated) A play on (song) Row, row, row your boat

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Snowrefrets

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snōrēfret

Sentence: Gloria faces the upcoming Spring with snowrefrets. The fact that her resolution to go to the gym froze during the first snowfall and her diet since Thanksgiving has been much like a polar bear with an unlimited source of harp seals has left her dreading the work she will need to do if she was to avoid a summer of muumuus.

Etymology: snow (atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer) + regrets (feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity) + fret (be constantly or visibly worried or anxious)

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Lardistress

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: lar dih stress

Sentence: "Lardistress" means that sinking feeling you get when you realize you will be shedding your winter coat before you can possibly shed the fat you gained over the holidays.

Etymology: From the Old Norman "chubummer."

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COMMENTS:

wow! It means EXACTLY that! you got my vote for the sterling sentence~ - Alchemist, 2007-03-01: 00:26:00

petaj It's ironic that all that lard would actually make one more buoyant literally, but not figuratively. Not to mention the negative effect on the figure. - petaj, 2007-03-01: 05:04:00

Thanks, Alchemist. It's the sort of thing one can only get away with once, though. :) - Osomatic, 2007-03-01: 14:26:00

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Poundxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pownd zuy etee

Sentence: When Betsey lived in Montana, she dreaded Spring, because her poundxiety would return. She knew she had gained some pounds over Christmas and winter and had a hard time losing it. At her doctor's office, the scale read 187 pounds...thirty more than normal for her. When her husband was transferred to Canada, she was delighted to find that at her new doctor's office, she only weighed in at 85...she figured all the effort and stress of the move had helped her slim down,until her doctor pointed out that her weight was measured here in kilograms. He told her that if she had transferred to England, she'd only weigh 13.35 (stone that is).

Etymology: Pounds (weight measurement, especially of the body) & Anxiety ( a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune;a relatively permanent state of anxiety occurring in a variety of mental disorders)

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Hibermodelosis

Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: hy.ber.mo.del.oh.sis

Sentence: "I can't even see my toes when I'm standing on the scale" he whined. "Not unless you turn the light on", she replied flicking the switch. He was a clear case of hibermodelosis to her.

Etymology: The pathological need (psychosis) to get through the winter (hibernate)looking like a model and the resulting and unavoidable depression

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Sheddread

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: 'shed-dred

Sentence: Once again facing the awful prospect of having to lose the winter fat she had stored up, Carmen had an almost overwhelming case of sheddread, not sure she could drum up the discipline needed to pull it off.

Etymology: Blend of 'shed' (v. to cast off or let fall - leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc - by natural process) and 'dread' (n. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear)

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