Verboticism: Yawnotonous

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Hintorude

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: hint-o-rood

Sentence: The student got his message across to the teacher by the hintorude of mega yawns during the lecture.

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Yawnnui

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /jɑːnˈwiː/

Sentence: Extended yawnnui tends to be unproductive because after a few seconds, anyone still babbling is either subtlety-deaf or just doesn't care.

Etymology: from yawn + ennui

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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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COMMENTS:

Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Getoutofmyfaceism

Created by: Kat43

Pronunciation: get-out-of-my-face-ism

Sentence: As my friend was going on and on about their history homework, I suddenly realized that I caught a bad case of getoutofmyfaceism

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

Pronunciation:

Sentence:

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Innuyawndo

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: in-yu-yawn-doh

Sentence: I was putting as much innuyawndo into the conversation as I could, but she just couldn't seem to understand that I could care less about how her day went.

Etymology: innuendo; yawn; crescendo;

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:51:00

Nice use of innuendo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:41:00

petaj if you added crescendo to your etymology that would tie in nicely with the escalating sighs. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:06:00

thanks to petaj for the ent. suggest. - jmckays, 2007-10-16: 11:26:00

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Monotonotice

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh-NOT-n-noh-tis

Sentence: Whenever Elwood became bored with a conversation he would issue a monotonotice, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'notice' (to give notice to; serve with a notice)

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-09: 06:37:00

Mo-No-TO-No-Nice! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:00:00

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