Verboticism: Borenarcle

'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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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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Repetitediyawn

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Moanologue

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAH nuh log

Sentence: As Gabby, Jade*s officemate, continued to monopolize the conversation with every picayune detail of her recent trip to Florida, Jade increased the frequency and volume of her yawning and kept up a not-so-subtle moanologue. After about fifteen minutes of this, Gabby asked, "Are you OK? Sounds as though you are feeling bored and tired lately. I tell you, a trip to Florida might be just the thing for you. Let me tell you some more of the very interesting things I saw and did there!"

Etymology: moan + monologue

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Communigrate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kom-mu-NI-grate

Sentence: When Roxie's tedious tale of the Patagonian tree snail reached an ennui everest, and with yawning the only way for Bob to open his mouth, his humdrumuffle mounted. Finally, exasperated, he began to communigrate; Roxie was not impressed.

Etymology: Blend of communicate & grate: to exasperate.

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Sighinglanguage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: si-ing-lang-widj

Sentence: The audience communicated their discontent with the play via sighinglanguage.

Etymology: sigh, sign language

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clever, got my vote! - remistram, 2007-10-15: 09:36:00

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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Euborme

Created by: Lolagrrl

Pronunciation: yew-boar-mee

Sentence: Steve's eubormistic approach to his subordinates suggestions was legendary. The fact that these same suggestions resurfaced months later under Steve's heralding confirmed that he was simply an asshole.

Etymology: you+bore+me - yeah, it's pretty self explanatory but I like the adverb form "eubormistic"

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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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Communocaution

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I intended to finish my rant but the listener was using communocaution.

Etymology: communication and caution

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COMMENTS:

brilliant word! Well thought out. - brimuth, 2007-10-15: 16:01:00

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Borenarcle

Created by: fourgirls

Pronunciation: bore-nar-cal

Sentence: Craig's lengthy explaination and diagram on the global migration project caused audience borenarcle for 40 minutes straight.

Etymology: boring, narcolepsy

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You guys..errr girls, are awesome! - MadTripper, 2007-10-15: 11:27:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

Good blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:42:00

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