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Speedophobic

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: spEED-O-fhO-bic

Sentence: Jill is speedophobic, getting concerned that David is pigging out at the buffet, knowing there is only 20 days to the pool party. She did all she could to keep her food down just picturing David in his tiny polkadotted speedo.

Etymology: speedo,type of swim suit/phobic, fear of

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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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Fatxiety

Created by: aj3131

Pronunciation: Fat-Zi-Ity

Sentence: faxiety is the leading cause of depression in the spring months.

Etymology: Fat+ (an)xiety

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COMMENTS:

This is good, in fact I am a bit fatxious right now.. - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 09:06:00

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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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Frugrump

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: fr ug rum p

Sentence: amy was so upset she was in a frugrump because she still weighed in 3 stone over the weight she was when she was pregnant.

Etymology: from grumpy and frumpy

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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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Expostfatto

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Ex-post-fat-toe

Sentence: Brenda was more blue than the blues, more down than the Downs, and more depressed than her mattress springs. She was experiencing the post-Christmas dieter's syndrome of expostfatto.

Etymology: From "ex post facto", a legal term referring to laws that change the legal status of events that happened before the law is enacted. (i.e. Hoping that the effect of overeating can be changed.)

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COMMENTS:

The mattress reference is hillarious!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 06:42:00

Took me a while to think up...but I didn't want to get rid of the beginning of the sentence! - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 07:49:00

Silly, but amusing. - ErWenn, 2007-02-28: 11:57:00

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Caloregret

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: cal-oar-ee-gret

Sentence: Sue blamed her failure to lose the weight she'd gained over the holidays and resultant caloregret on those pint-sized purveyors of post-Christmas confections, the Girl Scouts.

Etymology: calorie, regret

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COMMENTS:

you do have a knack for the simple, straightforward combination of meanings. I like it! Here's my vote. - w5lf9s, 2007-02-28: 04:53:00

Girl Scouts using " the look" to pedal their cookies. You just can't say no. I'll go as far as to say "the look" earns them a merit badge, and I blame them for my spare tire. Just Kiddin ;) - toadstool57, 2007-02-28: 07:43:00

Ok, everyone pile on the girl scouts :) Who are you, MeMe Roth? (google it). hehe, j/k. nice word! - Alchemist, 2007-02-28: 08:53:00

Oh my, MeMe is quite blobsessed! I wonder if she's ever been pummeled by by a Brownie. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-28: 10:28:00

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Equinoxious

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: eh-kwuh-NOKS-shush

Sentence: As Barb peered over her belly to read the scale she felt so equinoxious she had to sit down. She began to sob, "Damn, I KNEW I should've thrown those last dozen fruitcakes away!"

Etymology: equinox (first day of spring) + anxious with a side of noxious.

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Exertsighs

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ex ert syz

Sentence: Every year at this time, Phyllis Withbread, goes through the agony of how much winter weight she has gained. In an effort to try a lose a few pounds, she races herself each year to lose weight before the snow all melts. Between meagre diet and exertsighs, she tries to ruminweight about her extra pounds and kilos. Luckily for Phyllis, the snow won't be gone until May or June, so she will have longer to fight the Battle of the Bulge, the Scales of Injustice and the Mounds of Pounds.

Etymology: Exercise (the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit) & Exert (make a great effort at a mental or physical task) & Sighs (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily)

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