Verboticism: Fauxlishness

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prēprōprep

Sentence: Mitch has a very busy life. That’s why he regularly calls on professionals to handle some of the tasks that others usually handle themselves. The only problem with that is that he doesn’t want to let anybody know how messy he is, so he will preproprep before going to a carwash, hair dresser, or have a cleaning service in.

Etymology: pre (before) + pro (professional) + prep (make ready)

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Nur-vis-call

Sentence: "They've seen it all" I kept telling myself as I frantically added bromide to the hot tub and scrubbed at the scum ring along the top. My husband, while taunting me for my extensive preparations for the nervicecall from the spa guy, was spotted surreptiously hosing out the filter.

Etymology: Service call combined with nervous.


LOL! Too funny :) It makes a LOT of sense! You have my vote! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-26: 16:38:00

This is so very clever!! - mweinmann, 2009-03-26: 17:17:00

Good! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 21:16:00


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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: preen + cleen + ing

Sentence: Spring is the time for preencleaning. We always mow the lawn and clean out the beds before the landscapers arrive; I look nice for my hairdresser before Easter and clean the house so the handyman doesn't see the mess when he comes to do repairs....

Etymology: Pre, Preen and Cleaning >> Pre: Prior to, before -- Preen: Personal grooming, to smooth and groom -- Cleaning


Clever play on spring cleaning, too! Excellent word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-26: 10:05:00

terrific word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:35:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dess perr ab loo shun

Sentence: she was so tired from her desperablutions, she fell into a trancindental state during the interview and agreed to pay the cleaner more than she earned herself.

Etymology: desperation, ablutions

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: SLIC and SHAM

Sentence: Occasionally my wife uses a cleaning service when she is really busy and she needs the place especially clean for some special event she is putting on. Every time she wants the place spic and span clean, we have to go through a slicandsham process to impress the cleaners.

Etymology: play on SPIC-AND-SPAN: a household cleaner; and also meaning immaculately clean, spotless and SLICK: done or made in a way that is clever and efficient but often does not seem to be sincere SHAM: a situation, feeling, system etc. that is not as good or true as it seems


nice word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:36:00

Slic word! - Nosila, 2009-03-26: 17:21:00


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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: an-tis-i-purge

Sentence: Harry was horrified when he got to work and realized that the housekeeper was coming to clean his apartment today and he had forgotten to anticipurge the girly magazines from the bathroom.

Etymology: anticipate -- get ready, prepare, purge -- cleanse, purify


I like it! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-26: 09:29:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:32:00


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Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: bad just ments

Sentence: Slovenlee dipped into the washroom to primp up his eyebrows with a dab of brilcreme before entering the salon; his badjustments, however, didn’t fool any of the salonspatitians. That brow was out of control!

Etymology: From bad and adjustments: adjustments made to impress gone wrong.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MUDL

Sentence: As always, Frankie hated going to the barber since he knew he'd receive some good natured jibes about his thinning hair, so he once again set out to remuddle his hairdo in an effort to hide the balding areas.

Etymology: Based on 'muddle' (to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble) with prefix 're-' (to do again)...a play on the word 'remodel.

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Created by: rickrichards1




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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: mo dus op er an dub ull

Sentence: Carson wanted everyone to think he took excellent care of his Lambhorgini, so he washed and waxed it every week before he took it to the custom car center for it's weekly wash and wax. Carson topped off all the fluid levels, and changed the oil, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter just before he paid a mechanic to do them all again. He felt gratified, that it was worth the double work and double cost, when they would tell him "You take better care of your Lambhorgini than any other customer takes care of their car." His need to impress was a success. Carson's wife, however, was not impressed by this senseless double work grind involving the sweat of two's brow, because Carson's modusoperandouble, was also highway jobbery on his wallet. She wasn't impressed by Carson's high way snobbery, either!

Etymology: Modusoperandouble is a pun on modus operandi and highway jobbery is a pun on highway robbery. MODUS OPERANDI - the way and method of doing anything; in this case the way of doing it yourself then paying others to do it again. DOUBLE - twice; as in double the work and double the cost.


great etymology - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-26: 12:34:00

Yep! I like this one good job! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-26: 16:22:00

Very eMOtional! - Nosila, 2009-03-26: 17:20:00

Very funny - Carson! ha! - splendiction, 2009-03-26: 21:21:00


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