Verboticism: Presignation

'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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Falsexpectation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fawls-ex-peck-TAY-shun

Sentence: Bradley made a huge faux pas with his falsexpectation comment to his boss's wife, Bernadette, about her 'pregnancy' when in fact she had gained some unwanted pounds and inches since the last time she had been seen by the office staff.

Etymology: Blend of false and expectation, with 'expectation' alluding to the condition of pregnancy.

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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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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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Pregaffulate

Created by: Maxine

Pronunciation: preg 'af yu layt

Sentence: Richard wasn't smart enough to keep his mouth shut after he pregaffulated Megan. He then called her fat. Well, it was nice knowing him.

Etymology: pregnant + gaffe + congratulate

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COMMENTS:

Nifty combobulation of those three words. Very apropos for the definition. Good job! - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:25:00

REALLY LIKE IT! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:03:00

Very good verboticism! - Mustang, 2007-12-13: 19:01:00

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Confatulate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: kun-fa-chu-late

Sentence: Not knowing that she was in her third trimester of eating lunch at Burger King, Bob confatulated Sue on what appeared to be evidence of her pending motherhood.

Etymology: congratulate, fat

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COMMENTS:

This one is spot on! Hard to top. - Redrover, 2007-12-13: 08:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:12:00

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Pregsume

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: preg-zoom

Sentence: They pregsumed to Gladys at the Christmas lunch since she appeared to be "eating for two".

Etymology: pregnant + presume

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Fauxgestation

Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: fo-ges-tay-shun

Sentence: Bob made a grevious error when he commented on the fauxgestation of his boss's wife.

Etymology: faux = fake; gestation = the carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female viviparous animal (Wikipedia)

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Embarrask

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Created by: megaperl

Pronunciation: emb-r-ask

Sentence: - You're pregnant, don't you? - Don't embarrask me with stupid questions, Bob!

Etymology: Embarrasing+Asking

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COMMENTS:

could apply to more one embarrassing question faux pas ... but I really liked it - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 14:23:00

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Pregknot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg nät

Sentence: Tom was watching his pending promotion sliding away. He tied himself up in a big pregknot by suggesting that the boss's wife was expecting. He incurred the wrath of the obeast when he offered that she must be carrying twins.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the womb) + knot (a complex and intractable problem)

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COMMENTS:

+ not as she's not pregnant - another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:04:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:27:00

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Motherhoodwinked

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation:

Sentence: BEN HAD REALIZED THAT HE HAD BEEN MOTHERHOODWINKED WHEN BECKY KNEED HIM IN HIS BABY-MAKER.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

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