Verboticism: Infatcurate

'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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Guterr

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: gut ur

Sentence: He guterred, and the misconception was badly disguised when he sympathised with her trapped wind issues

Etymology: gut err

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COMMENTS:

what a gas - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

He should keep his mind out of the gutter! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:22:00

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Embarrask

megaperl

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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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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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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Pregerr

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg…ôr

Sentence: The newest memo from the head office said that cashiers should find some way to compliment each customer, whether that be their clothing, their hair or jewelry. Bill was anxious to be the first to get on the company bandwagon but only succeeded in putting his sizable foot in his mouth. In congratulating the next person in line on an upcoming maternity, he offered up the ultimate pregerr. The man he was talking to was not even slightly amused.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the uterus) + err (be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake)

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Mummawrong

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh m - ma-RONG

Sentence: Bob's chances for a Christmas bonus looked rather bleak after his momologue, congratulating his boss's wife on her impending motherhood, turned to profound embarassment; when she, without a pregnant pause, told him that he was mummawrong; and that, furthermore, both she and her husband were dinks- and intended to stay that way!

Etymology: Conflation of MUMMA, (mamma or momma), an informal word for mother & WRONG: not correct, in error. MOMOLOGUE (based on monologue) length speech about mothers and mothers-to- be.

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Mumma could also stem from mummy ... so this could have a really different daffynition like: being cursed for digging up the wrong mummy ... as in ... Digging up King Tut with it's curse was a real mummawrong. - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:21:00

Luv the daffynitions - keep them coming! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:02:00

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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.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

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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Erroraparent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er or ap per rant

Sentence: Trust Richard Dufus to say to the boss' wife at a party that she looked pregnant, when she wasn't. You could always count on him to make an erroraparent comment. He only ever opened his mouth to change feet. As if that remark did not endear him enough, he spied a person with lots of make-up, jewellery, a fancy wig and gaudy outfit on his way to the bar. When he asked the boss' mother what her Drag Queen name was and which drag bar she worked in, he found himself looking for another line of work...

Etymology: Error (mistake) & A Parent (someone who has offspring)/ Apparent (clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses) & WordPlay on Heir Apparent (an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor)

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COMMENTS:

artr Richard is aparently good at erroronious assumptions. - artr, 2010-04-01: 07:00:00

To err is human, but not in his case! Cheers & Happy Easter - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:36:00

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Dumbgratulate

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: dum/grach/u/late

Sentence: While high school reunions tend to be alot of "Oh my God, did you see how bad so and so looks?" Blaire's was even a bit worse than that. Sure she had put on a "couple" of extra pounds since she was voted Hottest Cheerleader," but to be dumbgratulated all night long on her pregnancy was just plain wrong.

Etymology: mix of dumb and congratulate.

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COMMENTS:

Dumbfounded...isn't it at what some people say to you! - Nosila, 2008-11-04: 22:17:00

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Fetalerror

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fee-tal-ERR-or

Sentence: Mark knew he had made a fetalerror at the party when he congratulated Karen on her pregnancy. Karen coldly informed him that the celebration was for having lost five pounds that month with her Weight Watcher's group.

Etymology: Fatal error + Fetal

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