Verboticism: Buffoonokudos

'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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Notpregnantpause

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: not-preg-nuhnt-pawz

Sentence: The tension in the air was noticable during the notpregnantpause between the time when Jerry asked Carol she was due and moment she kicked him in the leg.

Etymology: Not: used to express negation, denial, refusal, or prohibition. + Pregnant Pause: Slang - Silence filled with suspense.

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Preggersgoof

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: PREG-guhs-GOOF

Sentence: Bob's chances for future promotion looked rather bleak when his preggersgoof, congratulating his boss's wife on her impending motherhood, turned to profound embarassment; for she, without a pregnant pause, told him that he was speaking from a misconception; and that, furthermore, both she and her husband were dinks- and intended to stay that way!

Etymology: Etymology: PREGGERS: Slang for pregnant & GOOF: to commit a faux pas or fault.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahaha....good one, O-bob! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:04:00

nice to say - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:00:00

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Jestation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jes/ta/tion

Sentence: Sally gave up jestating when a friend announced that he could feel the baby kick against the palms of my hands only to be told, after a pregnant pause, that it was just gas.

Etymology: gestation + jest

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:10:00

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Infatcurate

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: in-FAT-kyur-at

Sentence: Bob's guess that Diane was pregnant was infatcurate.

Etymology: inaccurate + fat

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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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Immaculatemisconception

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: i/mak/yuh/liti/mak/yuh/lit

Sentence: When Joe innocently and mistakingly mistook twenty extra pounds on the wife of his boss and congratulated her for "the baby on the way", it was truly an immaculatemisconception.

Etymology: IMMACULATE (blameless) + MISCONCEPTION (A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding)

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COMMENTS:

Love it. - lumina, 2008-11-04: 01:33:00

metrohumanx .....and a lesson for us all. Good work,Steverino! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:09:00

nice - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

Good one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:56:00

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Mistorken

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Mis-stork-en

Sentence: Zak was totally mistorken when he asked Angela when the baby was due. He realised his mistake when he saw the look of horror on her husband's face and noticed the stoney silence that followed, and knew that she had just eaten too many pies.

Etymology: Mistaken(incorrect,an error) + Stork(a long-legged bird associated with pregnancy and birth) = Mistorken

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Verrrrry clever, Big M! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

metrohumanx BIG Mistork! Humble pies for ZAK! - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:11:00

heh - galwaywegian, 2008-11-04: 09:22:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 10:33:00

libertybelle i love it!! - libertybelle, 2008-11-05: 09:46:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:43:00

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Buffoonokudos

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: buf-FOON-uh-KOO-dose

Sentence: Timmy the Beard's legendary lack of social skills almost caused his death when he offered his heartfelt BUFFOONOKUDOS to Portly Peggy on her advanced pregnancy. His lack of sensitivity and total immunity to any form of embarrasment caused him to argue the point for several minutes, much to the horror of those present. He was hustled away in the nick of time, and after the application of several shots of Yugolavian plum brandy, was finally convinced of his near-fatal BUFFOONOKUDOS, but in the end, it only added to his legendary status as the life of the party.

Etymology: BUFFOON+KUDOS=BUFFOONOKUDOS............BUFFOON:a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person,a ludicrous figure : clown ;Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone.....KUDOS:praise given for achievement,fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement;Greek kydos.

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metrohumanx http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:00:00

great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 12:59:00

Interesting word blend; fantastic yarn. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-05: 15:49:00

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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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Noneintheoven

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: nun-in-thuh-uv-en

Sentence: the party ground to a halt as the awkward silence settled in...it became obvious it was all the result of an unfortunate noneintheoven.

Etymology: none, bun in the oven

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COMMENTS:

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:21:00

Clever and hilarious! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:09:00

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