Verboticism: Yawnatization

'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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Narcologue

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: nar - co - log

Sentence: While the paleontologist explained her fascination of dinosaur fecies, he tried to narcologue the conversation.

Etymology: Narco = narcotic, sleep inducing + Dialogue

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-10-15: 11:32:00

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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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Gappage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gap/age

Sentence: After twenty minutes of listening to her boss drone on and on, gappage over took Abby and she couldn't control her excessive yawning.

Etymology: gape (yawn) + age with bordom because of having to stand there and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen ..........

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Yonstant

Created by: Treesh

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Sighyakk

Created by: mandapanda

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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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Exaspigh

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: eekzhas/fayi

Sentence: Collective exaspighs during lectures did little to dissuade the Professor's misplaced enthusiasm.

Etymology: exasperated + sigh

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Strategawn

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: Stra- tej- awn

Sentence: The conversation on the objectification of women was growing ever so tasteless and boring. I knew it was time to use the strategawn.

Etymology: Strategy- Yawn

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Igyawn

Created by: dessessopsid

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Sentence: Daryl got out of the conversation with a series of well placed igyawns, leaving him to get on with watching paint dry.

Etymology: Blend of IGNORE: To refuse to pay attention to; disregard. with YAWN: to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.

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Geezcantawordgameevenspellyourecorrectly

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: Geez, can't a word game even spell "you're" correctly?

Sentence: "Your" very bad at spelling, verbotomy. "Your not fooling me for one second"? Did the apostrophe and the e get "verbotomized"?

Etymology: you're = you+are

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metrohumanx Okay, okay....so it's irritating to purists. BUT at least they were big enough to print your criticism, yes? http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:22:00

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