Verboticism: Serendumpity

'Look I found a pretty flower.'

DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Transienchantment

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: trān'zē-ən-chānt'mənt

Sentence: Marvin suddenly knew his crush on the willowy blond/e he had met at the bar earlier that evening was mere transienchantment when, as they were making out in the darkened booth in the back, his hand felt the stiffening bulge beneath the front of "her" miniskirt.

Etymology: Trans, from transgender, politically correct term for the range of proclivities from cross-dressers to full-blown top and bottom transsexuals; iench, unit of measurement in the deep southern U.S.; antment, that which befalls one's honey sandwich when dropped on the ground.

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COMMENTS:

Ahh, his own personal Crying Game! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:41:00

Yep, I understand, the willowy blonde was an undercover cop and the "bulge" was his gun! Very funny; good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:02:00

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Happydamper

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hap-pE-camp-per

Sentence: Bob isn't a happydamper as Jill told hom his green lush garden is just a huge crop of skunk grass.

Etymology: happy camper/ damper

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Robtomist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rob tom ist

Sentence: Rosemary had started out optimistic, but marriage to Rob had taken its' toll on her good nature and she felt like she had married a robtomist. She decided to create a lovely garden after mulch thought. Her garden was her therapy, because he was a creeper who had tended to lilac a sidewalk and perennially wore his bachelor buttons while out with some hoe. Sod him, the rake...he thought he was so poplar! She turfed aside her negative feelings when out in her garden and with thyme, grew more sage. Her efforts in the garden helped rid her Hostality and control her impatiens. Her favourite fantasy while working the earth was to plan ways she could root out her rotten husband, the son of a birch: hit him in the gourd; beet him; artichoke him and let the life leek from him. But instead of pining fir him, she decided that sooner or later he'd begonia and she could prune him out of her life forever. Dill death do us part, indeed! She rose from her planting as all was well with the Cosmos, spruced herself up and went into the house to catch another episode of her favourite show, Lawn Order.

Etymology: rob (to steal) & optimist (someone who finds the good in everything and everyone)

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COMMENTS:

Well thought out. - eap6217, 2008-03-31: 13:53:00

HA! Love the sentence (and the word)! Lawn Order, son-of-a-birch, artichoke him... too funny! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:20:00

Great word;love the story! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-31: 23:55:00

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Dandelionize

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: dan/dee/li/on/ize

Sentence: Depending on which of her friends you talked to, Leslie's tendency to dandelionize every situation made her either naive or optomistic.

Etymology: dandelion - plant commonly perceived as a weed, but good in salads and wine lionize -to treat as a celebrity

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Optipessi

Created by: eap6217

Pronunciation: Opti - pess - i

Sentence: I am feeling rather optipessi because I won on the lottery but it was only £5.

Etymology: Being optimistic and pessimistic at the same time

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COMMENTS:

Good word eap! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:21:00

Like it, eap6217...have had similar experience...I had all the numbers for today's draw, only to discover I was looking at last week's ticket. With my luck, I will win the big one, but I will be 98 and unable to go out and spend it!! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:47:00

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Her excitement soon turned to floptimism when Ashley gave her sister Erika a dandelion from the yard, which she had inadvertantly killed.

Etymology: Flop (disappointment;failure) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things;the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Wonderblah

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: won/der/blah

Sentence: The child's enthusiasm and delight was immediately snapped by her mother's negative comment. It was a wonderblah moment.

Etymology: wonder + blah

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COMMENTS:

Wonderblah could describe my experience shopping for bras online yesterday. Why women want those plastic tubes poking at their ribs all day, I'll never know. And why do men wear little nooses around their necks? Do they secretly want to be hung? Or are buttons actually obscene and need to be hidden? I think that just inspired a definition... - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:31:00

I think that, under the circumstances described, Freud may understand! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:20:00

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Blissclosure

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bliss-closure

Sentence: Carlotta gave up talking at the age of 5 when her mother's sour responses to her childish delight in the world led only to blissclosure. Oh that's a sad story.

Etymology: bliss + disclosure (sharing a secret)

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Boophoria

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boo-fawr-ee-uh

Sentence: Her parents spent a lifetime building her self-esteem, praising her every utterance, every action. It all came crashing down as she opened her mouth on the stage of American Idol. All she wanted was to share her "wonderful" talent. Now she is in a state of boophoria. Big frigging thanks Mom & Dad!

Etymology: boo (an exclamation of contempt or disapproval) + euphoria (a state of intense happiness and self-confidence)

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