Verboticism: Fauxma

'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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Mummawrong

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh m - ma-RONG

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

Etymology: Conflation of MUMMA, (mamma or momma), an informal word for mother & WRONG: not correct, in error. MOMOLOGUE (based on monologue) length speech about mothers and mothers-to- be.

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COMMENTS:

Great etymology. Mumma could also stem from mummy ... so this could have a really different daffynition like: being cursed for digging up the wrong mummy ... as in ... Digging up King Tut with it's curse was a real mummawrong. - silveryaspen, 2007-12-13: 15:21:00

Luv the daffynitions - keep them coming! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-12-13: 16:02:00

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Inpregnito

Created by: bosstown

Pronunciation: in-preg-nito

Sentence: Steve realized, before he finished the sentence, that his boss' wife was indeed not inpregnito.

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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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Pregnot

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: preg - not

Sentence: That glow about Edna must have been caused by her quick trip up the stairs. I humbly withdrew my congratulations to herself and her mom upon discovering that she was pregnot.

Etymology: pregnant + not

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COMMENTS:

Good one. Like your sentece also. - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

****sentence**** - Stevenson0, 2007-12-13: 10:12:00

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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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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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Pregnonsee

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: preg-non-see

Sentence: Jack's biggest gaffe happened when he congratulated his boss's wife on her pregnancy, but it was a pregnonsee.

Etymology: pregnancy: to be pregnant + non: not + see

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:34:00

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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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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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Notivity

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: noht iv it eeeeeeee

Sentence: The news of her notivity was greeted with surprise and many tears. The tears were due to the escape of all the wind which had caused the rumour in the first place

Etymology: nativity eh... not?

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COMMENTS:

maternally yours... - Nosila, 2010-04-01: 16:33:00

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