Verboticism: Borishassity

'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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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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Boryawnagain

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bore-yorn-a-gayn

Sentence: When Sue began to witter on for the tenth time about the new luxury hot tub she had recently purchased, Rob started the usual boryawnagain stance. He repeatedly shifted from one foot to the other and pretended to yawn in an attempt to silence the woman. But there was no stopping her, so eventually he just had to nod his head in agreement to everything she said, while his thoughts turned to things much more interesting, like what he would be having for dinner later.

Etymology: Bore(cause to feel weary and uninterested by being dull or tedious) + Yawn(open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom) + Again(repeat) = Boryawnagain

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COMMENTS:

this encompasses everything - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 11:27:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:55:00

very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 06:55:00

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Exyawneration

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation: ig-zyä-nə-ˈrā-shən

Sentence: Exyawneration is a non-assertive attempt to end a conversation.

Etymology: exonerate+Yawn removing responsibiliy by yawning.

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Goredom

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: gore-dum

Sentence: After years of watching even the most ardent Democratic yawn repeatedly during his speeches, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore found a way to take goredom up a notch. His loud, exasperated sighs during a presidential debate became a new standard for goredom, which has yet to be matched.

Etymology: Boredom combined with Gore, as in the formerly monotonous, droning vice president of the U.S.

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Monotonote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mo-NOT-oh-note

Sentence: Whenever Gerard became bored with a conversation he would 'send' a monotonote, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'note' (give attention or heed to)

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

Pronunciation:

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Etymology:

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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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Comyawnicate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com-yawn-ee-cayt

Sentence: no matter how hard i tried to comyawnicate my disinterest, he continued talking. i realised i would have to use more advanced techniques of conversashun.

Etymology: communicate, yawn

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 10:14:00

like it - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:23:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Borishassity

Created by: wjames

Pronunciation: bor-ish-ass-ity

Sentence: George's maddening, overt, borishassity while his wife Jane tried to tell him about her day's work adventures, ended when Jane unexpectedly stuffed a sock in his mouth.

Etymology: borish= act of being a bore, ass= (need I say more)

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COMMENTS:

Strong and natural! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:44:00

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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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