Verboticism: Sneakspeak

'But why did you say

DEFINITION: v. To win approval by carefully omitting any and all facts which may put the "correct" decision in jeopardy. n. A form of persuasion, or perhaps deceit, which is based on selective omissions.

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Elidesteem

Pseudonym

Created by: Pseudonym

Pronunciation: ee-LEED-eh-steem

Sentence: I could have admitted that the fish I caught was tiny, but I needed the elidesteem.

Etymology: elide + esteem

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Scamboozle

Created by: Negatrev

Pronunciation: Skam-boo-zuld

Sentence: I saved us £30k costs by hiring a £50k efficiency expert. I scamboozled my boss into thinking it was a good thing by omitting the experts fee.

Etymology: From Scam (to cheat or defraud with a scam) and bamboozle (to perplex; mystify; confound. Synonyms: befog, bewilder, puzzle, baffle, dumbfound)

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Omisssins

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Oh Miss Sins

Sentence: Politicians most often put a different spin on what they do, or what they want to do, by presenting only part of the facts, leaving out the rest of the facts, in order to gain votes and public approval. The more powerful the politician, the more he omisssins.

Etymology: O MISS SINS is a word play on OMISSIONS. /// O - short for Oh, an interjection indicating surprise! Miss - as in overlook or leave out. Sins - to lie by omission, which is still a lie, and lies are sins. Omissions - things left out.

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COMMENTS:

Song of the day: Sins-cerely! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 01:06:00

how true - unfortunately - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:40:00

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Oopsolazy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oops so lay zee

Sentence: "Come on, out with it, girl" said Rebecca to Margie. "Now, what have you found out about your dream man?" Margie was reluctant to tell her friend that her dreamboat was chugging down the River of Deceit, taking on water and turning into a nightmare. "Well", said Margie, "I keep finding out more about Dick by accident". "Like what?" said Rebecca. "Well, turns out he is married, has five kids, no job, is bankrupt and is a klepto-alcoholic gambler!" "Oh, Margie, wake up and smell the coffee. Dick is oopsolazy. He'd never admit to his faults and every day you are going to find out more bad news about him. Dump him! It's time to scrape off your shoes and keep on walking, girl!" "If only I could, Rebecca, but you see his parole officer called me today to say that he's jumped bail and put my house up for collateral. On top of that, 2 more women called today claiming he was their husband, too. If he wasn't such a good kisser, I would really consider breaking up with him!"

Etymology: Oopsadaisy or Whoopsadaisy(An old exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall or when lifting a child into the air; said when an error is made) & Lazy (idle;disinclined to work or exertion)

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Oopstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:27:00

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Jeopardism

Created by: Yerolin

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Conscammate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CON-scam-mayt

Sentence: It was with malice and forethought that Wilma decided to pull a conscammate on Waldo during their courtship by simply leaving out many details of her somewhat lurid past.

Etymology: Blend of 'con' (involving abuse of confidence), 'scam' (To defraud; swindle) and 'mate' ( husband or wife; spouse) a play on the word 'consummate' ( to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract)

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COMMENTS:

Great blending! Luv the verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:28:00

Between 2 Conscammating adults...Great Word! - Nosila, 2009-02-20: 22:59:00

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Oddorable

msergienko

Created by: msergienko

Pronunciation: odd-DOR-ah-bul

Sentence: "That hipster girl over there is oddorable."

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Manipulady

DnBrown

Created by: DnBrown

Pronunciation: Man-ip-u-lady

Sentence: Brittany thought she had found the perfect guy in Chuck. He had great looks, a great job, a fantastic personality, and his name was Chuck. He was the perfect guy. He would take her on romantic dinners, to art galleries, telling her how much she meant to him. She believed she had found the jackpot. Unfortunately so did four other women who were currently involved with Chuck. Finally, due to some cell phone snooping, Brittany's eyes had been opened. He was just using her, he didn't really tell her that much about himself, because they would really only talk about her. But now she was able to see Chuck for what he really was, not the perfect guy, but a Manipulady.

Etymology: From the words Manipulating, derived from Manipulate ( to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in an unfair manner) and Lady (a woman)

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Awesome - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 18:04:00

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Harrow

Created by: elteboso

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Don't tell the whole truth, just a little; you know: Harrow.

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Explanasssshhion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eks plen ay sssssshhh un

Sentence: the Mayor's explanasssshhion helped put the ass back into canvassing,

Etymology: explanation sssshh!

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