Verboticism: Karmargarine

'The toast fell butter-side down.'

DEFINITION: n. The feeling you get when fate plays a stupid little trick on you, just to remind you that life isn't fair. v. To suddenly remember that you've been screwed by the powers that be.

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Created by: bobditty

Pronunciation: fate ism

Sentence: Due to fateism, bob had seven years of bad luck because he broke a mirror

Etymology: fate- destiny ism- randomness

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fail tall ism

Sentence: Mary was hit by a feeling of failtalism when she realized that yet again she was not going to be Cinderella at the ball.

Etymology: from fail and faitalism

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Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: vish + iss + ih + tood

Sentence: The brakes on my car failed three days after the warranty expired... it's enough to give you a vicioussitude!

Etymology: vicious + (vicissitude combined with attitude)


like it. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-08: 04:46:00

Thanks, person-from-Galway-or-so-I-assume. I know it doesn't *exactly* meet the definition, but as soon as it popped into my brain I knew I could not resist. - Osomatic, 2007-03-08: 04:49:00

petaj I think it's as close as may be. Makes Fortune sound like vengeful agent. - petaj, 2007-03-08: 05:50:00

I tried saying this word and sprayed slobber all over my monitor... - Alchemist, 2007-03-08: 14:43:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: karm/os/ity

Sentence: I'm filled with karmosity when I drop a coin and it rolls into the sewer, the bread lands peanut butter side down, or the milk I just bought is sour.

Etymology: karma + animosity


try to keep karm. - galwaywegian, 2007-03-08: 04:46:00

Be careful not to slip on the peanut butter bread and end up karmatose - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-08: 13:32:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kar mad

Sentence: Yes Wendy Murphy was upset. It happened again. It was another example of the karmad she had felt lately. Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong...Murphy's Law indeed. And now again her breakfast was ruined. The bread had fallen and landed butter-side down...on her not so clean floor. It probably was because she never learned. Don't butter the bread before you put it in the toaster. It never just pops up, it always goes flying when it is done!

Etymology: Karma (the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny;fate;kismet) & Mad (very foolish;affected with madness or insanity)

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Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: ri'po'lin'der

Sentence: I was completely repolindered at the sight of the mess, causing a dramatic outbreak

Etymology: repo as in reposession of sanity + 'inder as in reminder

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈmɚfənˌkɑli/

Sentence: Murphancholy is as likely to be triggered by the Peter Principle, Hofstadter's Law, Godwin's Law, or other force of irony than by Murphy's Law itself.

Etymology: From Murphy (as in Murphy's Law) + melancholy


Nice. - wordmeister, 2007-03-08: 01:06:00

A very good combo! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-08: 04:49:00

Gotta give you credit (and a vote) for the fancypants linguistic markings in the pronunciation. - Osomatic, 2007-03-08: 05:40:00

Woo! I knew all that time fiddling with the IPA charts would pay off. - ErWenn, 2007-03-08: 17:35:00


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Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: Dayoos-ex-mock-ee-na


Etymology: Deus Ex Machina + mock

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: car-mah-slapt

Sentence: Jill was having one of those days when nothing was going right and she felt completely karmaslapped.

Etymology: karma (fate) + slapped (i.e. bitchslapped)


Been the haircut. - urbanwookie, 2007-04-01: 19:50:00


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Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: stink-uhn-dip-i-tuhs

Sentence: The toast incident was just another in a never ending chain of stinkendipitous occurences.

Etymology: stink + serendipitous

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