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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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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Regretnancy

Created by: jdsimp3684

Pronunciation: Re-gret-nin-see

Sentence: Bob was filled with great regretnancy after he was told that Sarah was not pregnant with twins.

Etymology: intr.

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Falsguestation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Falls + Gess + Tay + Shun

Sentence: I hadn't seen Cheryl in a few years. It was a magical evening, our sorority sister reunion couldn't be more special. We had great food, wonderful weather poolside, listening to one of our favorite college bands. I was so eager to talk to Cheryl, relive old times and catch up on news. "Pink or blue, when is it due?", I gaily sung, as I approached my obviously pregnant friend. She wheeled around, glaring at me and retorted "Wow, I must have gained more than I realized." "I have been unable to have children, Lindsey". I was totally mortified by my falsguestation.

Etymology: The word "false" (meaning wrong, not true) starts off this word, joined by most of the word "guess" (to expect, believe or suppose)and finally, the word "gestation" is added (the period of time a baby is carried in the womb, pregnancy)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Great word. The story smacks of reality. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-04: 09:07:00

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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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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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Pregnarerroneous

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: pregnarerroneous - preg-ner-err-oh-ne -us

Sentence: To my pregnarerroneous quetion 'when is the baby due,' the lady huffily replied "I'm not pregnant, I'm just fluffy."

Etymology: pregnar - for pregnant. erroneous for mistakenly. Hence meaning mistakenly pregnant.

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COMMENTS:

Luv your daffynitions - keep them coming! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:23:00

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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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Falsexpectation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: fawls-ex-peck-TAY-shun

Sentence: Bradley made a huge faux pas with his falsexpectation comment to his boss's wife, Bernadette, about her 'pregnancy' when in fact she had gained some unwanted pounds and inches since the last time she had been seen by the office staff.

Etymology: Blend of false and expectation, with 'expectation' alluding to the condition of pregnancy.

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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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Pregknot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg nät

Sentence: Tom was watching his pending promotion sliding away. He tied himself up in a big pregknot by suggesting that the boss's wife was expecting. He incurred the wrath of the obeast when he offered that she must be carrying twins.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the womb) + knot (a complex and intractable problem)

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COMMENTS:

+ not as she's not pregnant - another great word artr - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-04: 13:04:00

Very good - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-06: 17:27:00

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