Verboticism: Embarrask

'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /prek-u-late/

Sentence: Darren was sweating bullets after he incorrectly preculated that the young woman on the train was great with child.

Etymology: pregnant + speculate

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Pregnonsee

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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Buffoonokudos

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: buf-FOON-uh-KOO-dose

Sentence: Timmy the Beard's legendary lack of social skills almost caused his death when he offered his heartfelt BUFFOONOKUDOS to Portly Peggy on her advanced pregnancy. His lack of sensitivity and total immunity to any form of embarrasment caused him to argue the point for several minutes, much to the horror of those present. He was hustled away in the nick of time, and after the application of several shots of Yugolavian plum brandy, was finally convinced of his near-fatal BUFFOONOKUDOS, but in the end, it only added to his legendary status as the life of the party.

Etymology: BUFFOON+KUDOS=BUFFOONOKUDOS............BUFFOON:a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person,a ludicrous figure : clown ;Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone.....KUDOS:praise given for achievement,fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement;Greek kydos.

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metrohumanx http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:00:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 12:59:00

Interesting word blend; fantastic yarn. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:49:00

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Oopsybaby

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation: oopsy+baby

Sentence: Man did they scare him with a look from hell when he oopsybabyed the wife.He thought boy she needs the Marino diet.

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Stressing the first syllable makes this a fun word to say and the 2nd and 4th syllables rhyme ... fun word. Could have other daffynitions ... like: 1) what you say when you drop a baby. 2) what you say when you spill a drink on your date's lap 3) what you say when you baby, filling his diabper, smells up the room! I think you could have a lot of fun thinking up daffynitions for this word! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:16:00

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Bavelgaziot

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Bah-val-gaz-e-ott

Sentence: Mike often took an unhealthy interest in other people's navel, he was only just short of trying the prod test, or asking when is it due? He was a terrible one for the bavelgazing, a total bavelgaziot.

Etymology: Baby-navel-gazing-idiot.

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Your sentence and etymology had me roaring with laughter! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 14:30:00

A bit crazy: but I like it! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:14:00

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Notsobirthingfat

Created by: gemmgemms

Pronunciation: nawt-soe-ber-thing-fat

Sentence: He toasted her new motherhood only to find a black eye and some serious notsobirthingfat.

Etymology: not + so + birth:reproduction + fat:obesity

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Presignation

Created by: KristinA

Pronunciation: prez-ig-nay-shun

Sentence: After Bob's misguided attempt to congratulate his boss' wife on her 'bun in the oven,' Bob quickly recovered from presignation by noting her how her healthy, rosy glow made him believe otherwise.

Etymology: preggo + resignation (for the acceptance of what can not be changed and to leave a job)

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Good word although the resignation part is what Bob should hand in after he pulls his foot out of his mouth. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:57:00

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Embarazadsume

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: em-bare-a-sad-soom

Sentence: "Dude, where did you get that shiner?" "I was at Taco Bell and the woman before me ordered two dinners and....." "Man! I told you you were gonna decked if you kept embarazadsuming." "I know, I know."

Etymology: embarazada- Spanish word for pregnant+ embarresed+ assume

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Blimpstaken

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Blimp ms taken

Sentence: Blimpstaken for the fifth time today, Tom pondered why circumstances, (he preferred to accuse Lady Destiny) thrust him towards lactating females who were not in fact lactating. He then wondered if his constant blimpstakes was his psyche trying to tell him something... he looked at his wife, shuddered, and turned over. Thank God for birth control! The next morning his wife was to exclaim that she was pregnant, and when confronted by an agonized Tom she admitted she had been off the pill for months, that she was tired of people coming up to her with congratulations for an non-existent pregnancy. "To say 'yes, thank you very much' for once, Tom! How wonderful that would make me feel!"

Etymology: Blimp (bloated) & mistaken (in error)

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poor baby!! - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:01:00

metrohumanx Inspired ! Bravo! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 23:49:00

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Pregnut

Created by: biffbig1

Pronunciation: preg+nut

Sentence: Since my girlfriend had a baby I have been a complete pregnut - I see pregnant women everywhere!!

Etymology: pregnant and nut - like crazy

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