Verboticism: Equinoxious

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Pounderance

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pown der ans

Sentence: Paula hated the onslaught of spring because of worrying whether or not she could wear a bikini at the shore. Each year was more of a pounderance for her than the last. She would soon have to shop at the Big Girls' Stores or consider moving far from the beach.

Etymology: Pound (unit of weight measurement) & Ponderance (weight/gravity of something thought about;reflect deeply on it)

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Springdumb

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: spring-dumb

Sentence: She realized she had suffered a case of springdumb all winter as she munched on twinkies to keep the winter blues at bay, forgetting that spring bikinis would soon be in fashion.

Etymology: Spring: That lovely time of year when everything blooms, but your body isn't supposed to. -- Dumb: The ability to ignore the obvious.

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Blubs

contiki

Created by: contiki

Pronunciation: blubbs

Sentence: After I saw the number on the scale it really gave me the blubs :(

Etymology: Blubber + blues

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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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Dressimism

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dress-i-mi-zm

Sentence: Cheryl was dressimistic about her chances of fitting into the fabulous little frock she bought for the Spring Gala. Being a weightalist by nature, she just knew that her weight was sealed because both her life and the dress were unalterable.

Etymology: dress + pessimism: a tendency to see the gloomiest view of a situation

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Pudjitters

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation: pudge-itters

Sentence: Just thinking about bikinis gives me the pudjitters

Etymology: pudgy + jitters

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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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Vernillardalyze

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: vur-nl-ahrd-al-ahyz

Sentence: Looking at the scale in March makes many women frustrated as they vernillardalyze.

Etymology: vernal + ill + lard + analyze = spring + sick + fat + thought

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Flabberession

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flab-ber-er-shun

Sentence: After flabbernating all winter long, William was so flabbergasted went he stepped on the scale, that he immediately fell into a state of deep flabberession.

Etymology: flab + flabbergast + depression

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COMMENTS:

Erm, your pronunciation and sentence use don't match your word...flabulous idea though... - Discoveria, 2007-02-28: 13:37:00

I keep changing the spelling. I think this is it... - wordmeister, 2007-02-28: 13:43:00

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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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