Verboticism: Punctumate

'The thing I love about internet dating...'

DEFINITION: v. To arrange with a friend to phone you with a "crisis" during a blind date, in case you need to make an emergency exit; n. A fake "emergency" phone call that is used to end a blind date.

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Fuckall

Created by: Anemeus

Pronunciation: Fuckall

Sentence:

Etymology: Fuck-Call

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Aracknaphonya

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ah-rak-na-PHONE-ya

Sentence: Pheobe's first impression of her blind date, Winston, was that he looked like a giant insect and was actually frightening and as a result she hovered near the phone awaiting a prearranged 'just in case' phone call that would offer her an 'escape clause'.

Etymology: Blend of 'arachnophobia' (fear of arachnids), 'acck' (expression of disgust' and 'phone' (cell phone)

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Ringsquirm

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Ring-sqworm

Sentence: The blind date seemed to be going quite well until Bob mentioned his schizophrenia. Luckily for Sue she had arranged with her best mate to ringsquirm her with a phony emergency, so when her mobile rang to tell her that her 'cat' had been run over she made her excuses to leave immediately, leaving Bob in 'two minds' about what to do next.

Etymology: Ring(to contact by telephone)Squirm(to wriggle out of something) =Ringsquirm

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COMMENTS:

She'd always wonder which one she was out with...good word! - Nosila, 2008-05-28: 08:25:00

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Callrescyou

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: call res cue

Sentence: Deana and her close friend Diana arranged for Diana’s callrescyou if her blind date was a disasster. Diana’s signal that the date required intervention was simply to say ‘HELLo’ instead of ‘hi’.

Etymology: From CALL and RESCUE and YOU.

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COMMENTS:

Your callrescyou is important to us... - Nosila, 2009-07-09: 11:08:00

thanks for your immediate response, but please hold the line... - splendiction, 2009-07-09: 11:10:00

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Outcallibi

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: owt-call-ih-bye

Sentence: Janice kept looking at her phone. Her best friend was "giving birth" and she had to be on call to help her she told her date she just met for the first time in person. The pre-arranged outcall couldn't come any sooner she thought as he kept inching closer to her in the booth of the diner.

Etymology: out, as in giving someone a way out of a situation + call, a request or command to come + alibi, being somewhere else at a particular time

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Callvalry

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: call-var-ee

Sentence: Jen sent the callvalry to Anne just in time to rescue her from her blind date with the loser from the mailroom by pretending to be her sick grandmother.

Etymology: Wordplay on Calvalry. In old Western movies, the heroine was often rescued from peril in the nick of time by the calvalry coming over the hill to shoot or frighten away the bad guys.

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COMMENTS:

Good one...I wonder if they really played the trumpet as they rode into battle the way they do in the movies? I mean can you hold a horn and steer a horse at the same time? Probably no different than driving and talking on a cell... - Nosila, 2009-07-09: 11:07:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-09: 13:12:00

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Ringormorsos

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ring/or/mors/us

Sentence: Since Julie wasn't sure if she could let her phone ring or simply vibrate during the date she pleaded with her friend to ringormorsos her so she could make her escape if necessary.

Etymology: ring + morse (as in morse code) + SOS + take on rigor mortis

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COMMENTS:

Good etymology - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-28: 21:38:00

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Paramourgency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: para merjin see

Sentence: When Tara met Gord, it was love at first fright. She had arranged for her best friend, May, to call her to interrupt the date if it was a paramourgency...and sadly it was. Gord neither looked as good as his photo, displayed the same characteristics as his profile, nor smelled especially fresh, even if his moves were. She knew if she had to save herself, she would have to resort to divirginary tactics. It was definitely time for a May Day call to come in!

Etymology: Paramour (a woman's lover) & Emergency (a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action)

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious! - especially the fresh moves and \'divirginary tactics\'! - splendiction, 2009-07-09: 12:00:00

great blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-09: 13:12:00

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Amourgency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a moor jen see

Sentence: When Katie was duped into a blind date with Chad, she had a contingency plan in case he didn't turn out to be her Prince Charming. She had her friend call her with an amourgency call. Unfortunately, quick as this call came, it was not quick enough because her eyes watered from his overpowering body odor. Maybe it was just The Chad, but Katie scentsed that when he said Eureka! she'd say You Reek-a!

Etymology: Amour (French for Love) & Emergency (a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action)

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Fallbackcallback

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fôlbakkôlbak

Sentence: When Cindy's blind date turned out to be a screaming bore, she resorted to a fallbackcallback, secretly texting her roommate, Gloria who called her to report an "emergency". Gloria may need some practice at this. The best crisis she could muster was a lost sock.

Etymology: fallback (an alternative plan that may be used in an emergency) + callback (a telephone call made to return a call received)

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