Verboticism: Strategawn

'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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Igyawn

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

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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Tediashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee ay shun

Sentence: In absolute tediashun, Marco would yawn and sigh in a bored manner whenever Gwen went into one of her longwinded tirades about her job.

Etymology: Tedious (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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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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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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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Quitatme

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: kwit-at-me

Sentence: You have been talking for so long and I wish you would perform a quitatme.

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Wompawomp

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: Wom-pa-Womp

Sentence: The teacher's lecture was so boring I had to wompawomp to her face.

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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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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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Sighlanguage

artr

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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