Verboticism: Communocaution

'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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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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Gapeathy

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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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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Fawn

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: FFFF awn

Sentence: I fawn repeatly till she went home.

Etymology: fake yawn

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Tedihum

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee hum

Sentence: It took all of Manny's concentration to focus of Felicia's recap of her boring day at work. He expressed his tedihum through so many fake yawns that he actually did fall asleep standing up. That Felicia was a full-bore bore.

Etymology: Tedium (dullness owing to length or slowness;the feeling of being bored by something tedious) & Ho-Hum (interjection used to express boredom, weariness, or contempt) &

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Tonsillectoyou

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Ton-select-to-you

Sentence: "So, right, ya know wot I mean right. That thing, right, yeah? Ya know ...". A'isha felt she could communicate her interest in the "conversation" much more succinctly through tonsillectoyou ... the vocal equivalent of the V-sign

Etymology: Tonsillectomy (Ton-sill-ec-to-me) - Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil. You - to the person addressed.

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Sighlanguage

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīlanggwij

Sentence: Bill used his best sighlanguage to try to communicate his boredom but his buddy droned on and on about his new hobby. Who knew that people could create artwork from dryer lint?

Etymology: sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness) + language (the method of human communication) a play on sign language

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Bostezarignore

Created by: kaily73

Pronunciation: bost-tay-zar-ignor-ay

Sentence: Tom wanted to bostezarignore when his teacher was trying to converse with him

Etymology: spanish

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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

Etymology:

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Yawnatization

Created by: micvice

Pronunciation: yAWn-uh-tih-ZAY-shun

Sentence: By the time he had reached his third yawnatization, he realized his roomates story had been going on for 20 minutes.

Etymology: yawn, dramatization

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