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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Noneintheoven

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: nun-in-thuh-uv-en

Sentence: the party ground to a halt as the awkward silence settled in...it became obvious it was all the result of an unfortunate noneintheoven.

Etymology: none, bun in the oven

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:21:00

Clever and hilarious! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:09:00

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Falsguestation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Falls + Gess + Tay + Shun

Sentence: I hadn't seen Cheryl in a few years. It was a magical evening, our sorority sister reunion couldn't be more special. We had great food, wonderful weather poolside, listening to one of our favorite college bands. I was so eager to talk to Cheryl, relive old times and catch up on news. "Pink or blue, when is it due?", I gaily sung, as I approached my obviously pregnant friend. She wheeled around, glaring at me and retorted "Wow, I must have gained more than I realized." "I have been unable to have children, Lindsey". I was totally mortified by my falsguestation.

Etymology: The word "false" (meaning wrong, not true) starts off this word, joined by most of the word "guess" (to expect, believe or suppose)and finally, the word "gestation" is added (the period of time a baby is carried in the womb, pregnancy)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word. The story smacks of reality. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

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Corpatulate

Created by: psychicbard

Pronunciation: kor*pa*chew*late

Sentence: Ryan unbeknowingly corpatulated the woman on her pregnancy-shaped beer-belly.

Etymology: Latin "corpus"-body "gratulari"-to wish joy corpulent+congratulate

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Fauxma

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: fo-mah

Sentence: Jeremy commited a major Faux ma by planning an elaborate baby shower for Christina only to find out later that she gave up her career of modeling to become a competitive eater.

Etymology: faux pas + mom = faux ma

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilarious! Yo Yo Ma! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:30:00

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Regretnancy

Created by: jdsimp3684

Pronunciation: Re-gret-nin-see

Sentence: Bob was filled with great regretnancy after he was told that Sarah was not pregnant with twins.

Etymology: intr.

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Fauxpaunch

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Foe - ponch

Sentence: Royston made a serious fauxpaunch when he mistook the bosses wifes recent weight gain for pregnancy.

Etymology: Faux = false, Paunch = protuding belly.....a play on 'faux pas'

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:17:00

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Prenatalapse

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pree-neyt'-el-laps/

Sentence: Dennis had been expecting a raise until the night of the holiday party, before making a prenatalapse after being introduced to Mr. Roth's wife. He was guilty of a fetal-flaw, and now his hopes for a raise are no more expectant than Mrs. Roth herself.

Etymology: prenatal - preceding birth; pregnant (from Latin, prae- & nātālis) + lapse - a slip or error; also, a pause or break in continuity (from Latin, lāpsus)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Pregnot

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: preg - not

Sentence: That glow about Edna must have been caused by her quick trip up the stairs. I humbly withdrew my congratulations to herself and her mom upon discovering that she was pregnot.

Etymology: pregnant + not

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COMMENTS:

Good one. Like your sentece also. - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

****sentence**** - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

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