Verboticism: Backolaid

'He's kind of possessive about his litter...'

DEFINITION: v., To clean up another person's mess, only to have all their garbage dumped right on top of you. n., A person who tries to help other people solve their problems but always ends up in deep doo-doo.

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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: maowl-troo-ist

Sentence: Alan had never been all that interested in the news. He couldn't tell you what area of the country was buried under a blizzard, or who Larry Craig was. It was much more relaxing to listen to music or play Xbox when he got home from his 9 to 5, instead of having to read about the latest genocide. So when the hand ran along the underside of the stall separator at the rest area just before St. Louis on I-70, he reached for the extra roll to hand to the stranger in need. Accusations, handcuffs, and a court date later, Alan the maltruist would be forced to learn how men cruise for men in prison as well, when he helped that clumsy guy in the shower with the bar of soap he had dropped.

Etymology: mal - prefix meaning bad, altruist - someone devoted to the welfare of others


Punningly, stunningly clever story. Excellent verboticism, too! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 09:44:00

Fantastic word! I suspect that this + spillanthropist means nobody else is getting any votes today - ErWenn, 2008-02-07: 10:17:00

very dark humour - Jabberwocky, 2008-02-07: 13:11:00

Seems like he's 'cruising with his lights on' Luv the tale; good word, too! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-02-07: 18:07:00

picabomama My husband has almost done this very thing and I will introduce this word to remind to be vigilant. - picabomama, 2008-02-07: 18:17:00


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Created by: Magnetic


Sentence: Trying to meddle in coworkers' problems ended up getting Bob fired -- that'll teach him to be such a jackassist.

Etymology: jackass + assist


Roaring with laughter! Good one! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 20:01:00


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Created by: logarithm

Pronunciation: deep-shit

Sentence: David got himself into his friend's dipsheet while trying to help him out from that dipsheet.

Etymology: From 'deepshit'. 1) Deep - trouble 2) Shit - (vulgar) fecal matter; excrement. 3) Dip - to immerse partially or temporarily in or as if in a liquid; dunk; to get involved. 4) Sheet - to cover with a sheet.

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Cown-sel-quen-se

Sentence: When Nicola heard the knock on her door late one night she knew it would be her best friend Dana with news of the latest tragic event in her life. This time she found her in floods of tears, when she asked her what was wrong she told her that she had been seeing a married man and didn't know what to do. Being a good friend Nicola sat and listened to her for the next five hours, eventually she advised her to give the man an ultimatum, the wife or her. Dana thanked her and left. What she hadn't realised however was that the man in question was her own husband, but she soon found out when the counselquence ended in him packing his bags and moving in with Dana a week later.

Etymology: Counsel(give advice to someone to help resolve a personal problem) + Consequence(result or effect)


I think those are my neighbors - Mustang, 2008-12-02: 07:33:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-02: 12:29:00

Great story, TJayzz...the basis of all Country & Western songs! - Nosila, 2008-12-02: 22:18:00

metrohumanx A modern parable, indeed. - metrohumanx, 2008-12-03: 16:44:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kown sel it ter

Sentence: Leo's job as a Catholic School Counsellor was hard enough. When he came home, he also tried to help Kitty and her cat, Catamoron. Sadly everything Leo touched turned catastrophic fur him. Feline dejected, he realized he was really a counselitter. His latest catastrophe made him catatonic and he decided to quit catechism, drive off in his Catellac and catapault himself on the road, away from his troubles. He travelled to the Catskills, Catalonia, Catelina and the Catacombs. What did he learn on his travels? We'll never know, because he got cataracts, a catheter and got his tongue.

Etymology: Counsel/Counsellor (some who gives advice about problems) & Litter (rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places);1.A box used to provide a soiling area for (usually) pet cats, generally filled with sand, clay chips, etc.)


A catartic read! Good word. - splendiction, 2010-04-27: 19:51:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: lit-her-poop-dee-do-er

Sentence: Larry Linderdidit was such a litterpoopdedoer for his friend Jeaneretta. He was in deep with her...

Etymology: Litter; Poop; Play on the word "doer";

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Created by: ElCappa

Pronunciation: Assist + trophy

Sentence: "If you keep trying to reconstruct your neighbour's ceiling, you're going too assistrophy!"

Etymology: Assist + Catastrophy/Atrophy


Probably should be a noun though - ElCappa, 2013-02-06: 11:37:00


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Created by: DEADS

Pronunciation: DILL-NER

Sentence: He's already eaten 9 crates of pickles...



I messed this up - DEADS, 2008-02-07: 12:03:00

Seeing this on the list, I couldn't wait to read the sentence and etymology ... only to find your comment above. Can't resist responging ... it's a dilly! I've messed up even worse, and probably will mess up again, far worse than this! Kudos for just simply admitting it. (By tomorrow you might just salvage it!) - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 19:58:00


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Created by: drizzydrake

Pronunciation: dis cust ted dude e

Sentence: i tried helping but i got bad luck and got disgustedooodied on.

Etymology: dis (bad) gusted (luck) doody(poopfall)

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: pig/sty/meed

Sentence: Why is it that every time I try to help I end up pigstymied

Etymology: pigsty + stymied


And hogtied? Where's the Tide? Oh what a funny and fun creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-02-07: 11:02:00


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