Verboticism: Monotonotice

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Sighpathy

zafira

Created by: zafira

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Communocaution

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I intended to finish my rant but the listener was using communocaution.

Etymology: communication and caution

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COMMENTS:

brilliant word! Well thought out. - brimuth, 2007-10-15: 16:01:00

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Irksomegaping

Created by: 526630

Pronunciation: erk-some-gaping

Sentence: Alyssa irksomegaped during history class to show she wasnt interested in the subject.

Etymology: irksome-annoying;exasperating;tiresome -gaping-to stare with an open mouth;yawning

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Fauxsomniating

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo-som-nee-ate-ing

Sentence: Everyone knew John was a social clutz and his inability to carry on a conversation became evident when he would begin fauxsomniating.

Etymology: Faux-insomnia

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Gapeathy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: gape-a-thee

Sentence: The students' gapeathy was apparent while the teacher began his unit on the Constitution. They yawned widely, texted under their desks and fell asleep. Pity.

Etymology: gape: open one's mouth wide; yawn + apathy: apathy: lack on interest or concern, especially of important matters

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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Sighinglanguage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: si-ing-lang-widj

Sentence: The audience communicated their discontent with the play via sighinglanguage.

Etymology: sigh, sign language

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clever, got my vote! - remistram, 2007-10-15: 09:36:00

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Tedihum

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tee dee hum

Sentence: It took all of Manny's concentration to focus of Felicia's recap of her boring day at work. He expressed his tedihum through so many fake yawns that he actually did fall asleep standing up. That Felicia was a full-bore bore.

Etymology: Tedium (dullness owing to length or slowness;the feeling of being bored by something tedious) & Ho-Hum (interjection used to express boredom, weariness, or contempt) &

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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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