Verboticism: Whygiene

'Excuse me, but are you giving us your full attention?'

DEFINITION: v. , To groom oneself in inappropriate places or at inappropriate times n., A person who practices personal hygiene in public places.

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Vulgroomer

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /vuhl'-groom-ər/

Sentence: Every time I looked over at Ted during the meeting, he was vulgrooming himself -- first, picking food out of his teeth, then with a finger stuck in his ear, digging around for earwax, which he later scraped off on the edge of the table -- as if the conference room were his personal bathroom, and the rest of us were simply intruding, and subject to witness his rather uncouth hygienic habits.

Etymology: vulgar (Latin, vulgāris - equiv. to vulg[us] the general public) + groom (possibly from Old French, grommet - "servant"); Vulgroom, -er, -ing

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COMMENTS:

groomsome! - galwaywegian, 2007-12-07: 07:01:00

"Nice" word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-09: 15:55:00

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Grossgienist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gross + hygiene

Sentence: He is the ultimate grossgienist, cleaning the wax out of his ears on the subway and depositing under the seat.

Etymology: gross + hygiene

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Fauxpolish

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: foh-PAHL-ihsh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend of six months was on thin ice when she fauxpolished her make-up in the middle of his great-great-auntie's funeral.

Etymology: faux pas + polish (to polish one's appearance, or nail polish)

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COMMENTS:

Yup, waaaaay off my game. - mplsbohemian, 2007-12-09: 12:01:00

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Repreenhensible

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: rep·reen·hen·si·bul

Sentence: Kimberly's office etiquette was repreenhensible. Kimberly thought she was being sneaky when she ducked under her desk to floss her teeth, but her stealth was stymied by her tenancy to to toss her used floss on the floor. "Biohazard" said Zinnia; "Oftendsive" said Loretta.

Etymology: reprehensible (blameworthy) + preen (to groom)

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Socioscour

Created by: psychicbard

Pronunciation: so*see*oh*skow*wer

Sentence: Ryan always cleaned his ears at church which earned hime the title of the neighborhood socioscour.

Etymology: Latin "socius"-companion+"ex-"-intens.+"cura"-care

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Exhigienist

Created by: IllmaticKD

Pronunciation: Ex'hy'gene'ist

Sentence: The abhorrent display of Rodney's blatant exhigienist behavior was very unsettling, his bikini-line wasn't maintained very well.

Etymology: noun; the melding of the words exhibitionist and hygiene. Also see exhigienism.

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Korinne Rodney!!! LOL. Good one! - Korinne, 2007-12-07: 23:34:00

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Publiflosser

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pəbliflôsər

Sentence: Tim was almost invisible as he rode the bus, not because nobody noticed him but because nobody wanted to acknowledge a publiflosser. Ever since the dentist found his first cavity, he had become obsessed with his oral hygiene.

Etymology: public (open to or shared by all the people of an area) + Floss (clean between (one's teeth) with dental floss)

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Publigroom

Created by: Tricou

Pronunciation: pub-la-groom

Sentence: He noticed people staring at him while he publigroomed.

Etymology: publi; as in public: groom; root word of groomer

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Vanityflair

Created by: psi4got

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Sentence: Ellen was completely oblivious that her vanityflair caused others to stare in disgust and amazement. She simply assumed everyone loved looking at her when, in fact, they couldn't look away as she trimmed her toenails and plucked nose hairs regardless of social conventions.

Etymology: She's so vain. I'll bet she thinks this moment is about her.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2010-03-30: 23:15:00

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Commanicure

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /kah-man-uh-kure/

Sentence: I can't believe Suzy insists on commanicuring her toenails in the middle of her commencement address...

Etymology: "common" and "manicure"

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at least she wasn't commandomanicuring - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-07: 14:01:00

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