Verboticism: Yawnui

'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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Yawnnuie

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: yaw nn wee

Sentence: her "yawnnuie face was brilliant, down to the ever-more-slowly fluttering of the eyelashes above the glazed eyes

Etymology: yanw, ennuie

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Hohumdrumming

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum/ing

Sentence: Whenever a conversation got boring Stu would begin a chorus of ho hums which quickly escalated into a rythmic beat of hohumdrumming.

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum + drumming

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COMMENTS:

Beat out that rythm on the tung. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:01:00

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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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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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Sighgnal

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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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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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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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Uvulate

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: ewe-view-late

Sentence: The fertilty doctor's explanation of the invitro procedure really made me uvulate.

Etymology: uvula+suff. ate

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Comoanication

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.)kə-mōn'-nĭ-kā'-shən; (tr. v.) kə-mōn'-nĭ-kāt'

Sentence: "Ezra, try telling people how you feel by using your words rather than wasting our time with your puerile comoanication!"

Etymology: com[mun]ication + moan

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Borescode

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: bors-cohd

Sentence: he would use borescode to signal to his partner that he needed rescuing from a dull converstion...3 sighs, 3 yawns, 3 sighs and she knew she had to quickly SMS him, then when his phone beeped he would politely excuse himself and make his getaway.

Etymology: bores, morse code

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