Verboticism: Deathiquette

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Baitenhookish

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: BATE-en-HOOK-ish

Sentence: Ralph noticed the unavoidable rope trap ten feet in front of the fresh water spring, and baitenhookishly "let" James go to the spring before anyone else.

Etymology: Bait and hook

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Fallguide

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Fah-all-gu-ide

Sentence: Clint was no idiot. No Sir! If he was a movie star he'd certainly have done his own stunts. But only after his personal fallguide tested the equipment, of course.

Etymology: Cunning modification of Fallguy, 80's tv show starring the same guy who did the Bionic Man, I think (er..no typecasting here!), and whose real name may also have been Guy (which is unlikey really). And 'Girl Guide' akin to Boy scout but disbanded and sadly subsumed into Scouts. (See any Enid Blython book).

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Sacrifriend

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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Pitfool

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Pit-fewl

Sentence: Before tasting the coffee, I pitfooled my wife by offering her a sip to make sure it wasn't too hot to drink. It turned out it was.

Etymology: Pitfall (a danger) + fool (a gullible or dumb person; to trick such a person)

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COMMENTS:

you sound like a pitfool terr(i)or - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:20:00

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Afteryoobytrap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: arf-tah-you-be-trap

Sentence: i make it a point to afteryoobytrap before i go into any new room.

Etymology: after you, booby trap

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COMMENTS:

good enough for my vote! hehehe - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:18:00

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Protocull

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: proh-toh-cull

Sentence: In today's competitive office environment it is important to follow the correct protocull (i.e. find some other sucker to tell the boss the bad news) in order to survive.

Etymology: protocol for culling

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COMMENTS:

1 Across: For zapping cyber viruses, perhaps (9). Good word I say! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-29: 15:30:00

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Trapease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trap eez

Sentence: Mickey would trapease himself some free cheese by courteously allowing Rodney to go first and snap the mousecatcher.

Etymology: Trap (hold or catch as if in a trap) & Ease (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort) plus WordPlay on Trapeze (a swing used by circus acrobats)

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Ufirzt

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: yoo-first

Sentence: Ufirzt is a very disturbing ailment which involves a plate of mussels and a very sick man.

Etymology: You First! [...before I eat that]

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COMMENTS:

petaj Noufirzt, or rage before booty. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 07:48:00

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Preventpal

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pre-vent-pal

Sentence: Gladys picked Norman to be her preventpal for the day, the potato salad that Mitch made looked a tad radioactive.

Etymology: prevent + pal

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Benevolentrap

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: buh-nev-uh-luhn-trap

Sentence: Denise was so happy to see that chivalry was alive when Ken held the door for her yesterday morning. It turned out to be a benevolentrap when it she found out that the boss was looking for someone to take care of a particularly cranky customer.

Etymology: benevolent (charitable, kind) + trap (snare, trick)

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