Verboticism: Falsguestation

'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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Pregerr

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg…ôr

Sentence: The newest memo from the head office said that cashiers should find some way to compliment each customer, whether that be their clothing, their hair or jewelry. Bill was anxious to be the first to get on the company bandwagon but only succeeded in putting his sizable foot in his mouth. In congratulating the next person in line on an upcoming maternity, he offered up the ultimate pregerr. The man he was talking to was not even slightly amused.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the uterus) + err (be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake)

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Fauxpaunch

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Foe - ponch

Sentence: Royston made a serious fauxpaunch when he mistook the bosses wifes recent weight gain for pregnancy.

Etymology: Faux = false, Paunch = protuding belly.....a play on 'faux pas'

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:17:00

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Preculate

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /prek-u-late/

Sentence: Darren was sweating bullets after he incorrectly preculated that the young woman on the train was great with child.

Etymology: pregnant + speculate

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Erroraparent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: er or ap per rant

Sentence: Trust Richard Dufus to say to the boss' wife at a party that she looked pregnant, when she wasn't. You could always count on him to make an erroraparent comment. He only ever opened his mouth to change feet. As if that remark did not endear him enough, he spied a person with lots of make-up, jewellery, a fancy wig and gaudy outfit on his way to the bar. When he asked the boss' mother what her Drag Queen name was and which drag bar she worked in, he found himself looking for another line of work...

Etymology: Error (mistake) & A Parent (someone who has offspring)/ Apparent (clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses) & WordPlay on Heir Apparent (an heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor)

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COMMENTS:

artr Richard is aparently good at erroronious assumptions. - artr, 2010-04-01: 07:00:00

To err is human, but not in his case! Cheers & Happy Easter - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:36:00

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Fetalerror

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: fee-tal-ERR-or

Sentence: Mark knew he had made a fetalerror at the party when he congratulated Karen on her pregnancy. Karen coldly informed him that the celebration was for having lost five pounds that month with her Weight Watcher's group.

Etymology: Fatal error + Fetal

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Embarazadsume

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: em-bare-a-sad-soom

Sentence: "Dude, where did you get that shiner?" "I was at Taco Bell and the woman before me ordered two dinners and....." "Man! I told you you were gonna decked if you kept embarazadsuming." "I know, I know."

Etymology: embarazada- Spanish word for pregnant+ embarresed+ assume

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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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Misconceivetion

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: mis/kuhn/seev/shun

Sentence: Johnny was totally embarrassed about his misconceivetion and congratulations in regards to Joe's wife because of where she carried her excess weight. He spent the rest of the evening dancing to Joe and his wife's stares about his unmaculate misconception.

Etymology: misconception + conceive

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COMMENTS:

I like unmaculate misconception - Jabberwocky, 2007-12-13: 14:19:00

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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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Motherhoodwinked

Created by: day4ghee

Pronunciation:

Sentence: BEN HAD REALIZED THAT HE HAD BEEN MOTHERHOODWINKED WHEN BECKY KNEED HIM IN HIS BABY-MAKER.

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wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:02:00

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