Verboticism: Fauxgestation

'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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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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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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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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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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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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Jestashun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/tay/shu

Sentence: Phil experienced total jestashun after he incorrectly speculated that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of his hands. After a pregnant pause he was told that it was just gas.

Etymology: jest + shun + gestation

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hilarious diagnosis, Doctor J ! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:05:00

Good! - TJayzz, 2008-11-04: 14:36:00

Very clever! - Mustang, 2008-11-04: 17:44:00

libertybelle terrific word!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:45:00

Very clever combination - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:44:00

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Obstetrickall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ob stet rik all

Sentence: Wearing a flowing Kaftan coupled with her recent surgery, Jim's beer-addled brain thought his boss Fred's wife Kathy looked very pregnant. When he commented on their new addition, by saying all deliveries were to go to the rear of the building, he realized that it was an obstetrickall illusion. After she slapped him, at the Labor Day barbeque, he realized he was a victim of suggestation. Soon-to-be unemployed dunce that he was, he further joked in his Miss Prissy accent, "I don't know nothin' about babyin', Miss Scarlett!" This started a fight in which he became embryoled in a breech of the law. His confinement in the county jail should end soon, in about 9 months.

Etymology: obstetrics (dealing with childbirth and motherhood) & trick (deceive somebody ) & all (everyone)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Another classic! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:03:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:03:00

Terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:28:00

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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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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