Verboticism: Vanisectomy

'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nay burr

Sentence: noah was our next door naybour, sometime he was our nayboor. before he sold his horse he was, on occasion, our neighbour.

Etymology: neighbour, nay


Nay burr ... one who deserves the cold shoulder! Very punny fun sentence! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:44:00

Noah was a naybore and a nayboar, too! - Nosila, 2009-01-05: 18:07:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: kon-trah-dik

Sentence: Cody was being a typical contradick and kept interrupting Jenny's story with a contrasting and persnickity comment. It didn't really matter whether it was a beagle or a greyhound that ran out in front of her car, she just wanted to tell the police officer that she swerved to miss a dog and hit his patrol car.

Etymology: contradict + dick (nuff said!)


nice - galwaywegian, 2009-01-05: 12:21:00

Can't quit chuckling! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:48:00

Very good! - TJayzz, 2009-01-06: 08:39:00


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Created by: cmonkey24

Pronunciation: Craw-nay-say

Sentence: Georgette just HAD to chronaysay Betrand's statement that all mammals do have fur.

Etymology: Chronic- Constant; habitual; repeated. Naysayer- a person who constantly opposes, denies, or is pessimistic.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kav-uhl-REE-uh.

Sentence: He screeched like a contrary cockatoo; prowled like nitpicking prattlesnake - his tongue was merciless; his cavilrrhea relentless. And abderitious abraze bounded from his bottom lip like a crazed kangaroo. His statements, like taipan's fangs, sank deeply into the opinions of his family and friends. Bombastic, kookaburric, Bob looked to find fault in the best arguments of others, that even passers-by felt the painsay of his uttersnipe.

Etymology: Blend of CAVIL:to find fault unneccesarily & -RRHEA:excessive and frequent flow. TAIPAN: a large, fast, highly venomous, aust snake. ABDERITE: a scoffer, so called from Democritos, the laughing philospher. Kookaburra, aust bird known for its laughing.


great sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-11: 12:25:00

Another good one! Congrats on overall win last week!! - Stevenson0, 2008-03-11: 16:17:00

As always ... many great creates ... fun ... and so erudite! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:44:00


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Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: ig-NO-ram-me&-tist

Sentence: As a finalist in the state's hotly contested top-five standing for "most brazen ignoramitist", Harold's voice grew louder as he corrected the officer. "I don't care what your little book there says, the law provides that a standing stop sign be regarded as a yield demarkerization in all instances of a visibly empty and/or vacant intersection!"

Etymology: Ignoramitist n. combination of ignoramus: a feigned possessor of knowledge who is, in fact, highly ignorant egoist: onw who thinks they are the center of the universe egotist: one who incessantly talks about themself

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Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: kon-tru-main-ee-ak

Sentence: Bobby Jo, the contramaniac, was at it again... This time she argued that it was dripping, not raining, as she was about to get run over by a van, not a truck. Fortunately, it looks like Bobby Jo will not be arguing any more points in life. She actually did argue to death.

Etymology: contra (contradict) + maniac (1.An insane person.2.A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something.3.A person who acts in a wildly irresponsible way)


Cartoon inspired! Sentence has a great last line! Well done! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:23:00


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Created by: barbrat




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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon trayr ee yan

Sentence: Marian, Marian, quite the Contraryan, You argue with everyone you know, If your friend had said rain or shine, you would have said, snow! When warned of the truck, you said it was a van and that was your final answer, Your Teutonic pride should have told you it was actually a very fast Panzer.

Etymology: Contrary (very opposed in nature or character or purpose) & Aryan (according to Nazi doctrine, a Caucasian person of Nordic descent) & Panzer (German armoured tank)

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Created by: DevynAlexanderSkyeHarris

Pronunciation: Litter-uhll-it-tate

Sentence: "Oh I am a writer, not an artist or anything." Niiloxsi brushed off Mudulin's comment softly. "That still makes you an artist Niilo my brother. You never say what you mean its so annoying!" Niiloxsi shot back white hot and retorted, "Yeah well at least I'm not literalitating everyone all the time, constantly correcting them when you know very well what they meant you literalitator!"

Etymology: 1. Literal: Exact meaning, definition or intention. 2.Irritate: To annoy or bother repetitiously.

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Created by: Echos


Sentence: She hung up the phone, sick of his ornodicting everything she said.

Etymology: From "ornery" and "dictate"


Very emotive words! Great etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:31:00


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