Verboticism: Ommistake

'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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Missleading

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: missss leee ding

Sentence: He was a serial missleader until the day he let his cover slip when confused by the wrestling Williams twins. He was in so much pain that he couldn't even hit on the ortopaedic surgeon's receptionist.

Etymology: miss, misleading

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COMMENTS:

ladies day again! lol - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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Subdupe

fendallwit

Created by: fendallwit

Pronunciation: sub-dupe

Sentence: The only way to convince the arachnophobes of my proposals, is to subdupe them about the escaped tarantula.

Etymology: Subdue - to suppress, hold back. Dupe - con, swindle, trick

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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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Contice

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon tyse

Sentence: Lola confessed to her bff Wendy that her on-line date had been able to contice her by omitting every other line in his bio...

Etymology: Con (fool, trick) & Entice (lure;seduce;lead-on)

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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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Deleteful

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: de LETE ful

Sentence: The guy I am now dating is delightful, but the last guy was deleteful. He always "forgot" to tell me things. He didn't tell me he was dating other women. He said, "You didn't ask." He told me what he thought I should know in a nicely packaged facade, and deleted the rest.

Etymology: The opposite of delightful. DELETE: to remove something, or erase something DECEITFUL: dishonest

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Well crafted! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:29:00

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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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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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Peoplesleazing

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: pee-pull-slee-zeeng

Sentence: Until her conversation with Semantica Pointer, her credit consultant, Harmonica Evergreen didn't realize she was, yet again, a victim of peoplesleazing. Foible Brownnose had seemed like such a nice guy: handsome (he sure could draw a crowd when he talked), well-travelled (he'd lived in almost every city in the state), new in town (she'd loaned him money for his bill at Mermaid's Mansion), big dreams (she'd helped him pay for his patent applications), always on the lookout for an exciting job (for most, he had said, he was overqualified)...

Etymology: A play on "people pleaser," a person who does everything to win the approval of others + SLEAZY meaning shabby, cheap,

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