Verboticism: Retrocertainot

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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: E-mead-e-ate-in-di-si-see-if-i-did

Sentence: Hema was touring the ancient Egyptian ruins when she stepped on a scarab...she looked down in horror and could not believe her "immediateindeciseeifidid" reaction, as the scarab is worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as an embodiment of the God Khepri. Uhh-Oh!

Etymology: Immediate:at once. Indecis;Part of the word indecisive,meaning:Prone to or characterized by indecision. See;To look. If;A possibility. I;As in one person. Did;Past tense of do.

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: AF ter myth OUGHTS

Sentence: “Growing up in a circus was exciting, but not so good for meeting the opposite sex. So I didn’t learn much about dating. I shouldn’t have listened to Ted and Bob. They insisted that if I took Molly, from school, on a first date for a little stroll on the tightrope, followed by a quick little shot out of the cannon, and finally a little socializing with the freaks and geeks, that she’d fall for me, see stars and fit right in. How could I know they were messing with me? Nothing but a disaster! What was I thinking? My aftermythoughts are that I should have gotten help with my date plans from someone else. I trusted those guys. But it’s too late now. Molly ran out of here so fast that she didn’t even get to meet my parents: the Tall Man and the Bearded Lady. I’ll never ask Ted and Bob for advice on dating again. What can you expect from a couple of clowns like that?”

Etymology: AFTER + MYTH + OUGHTS + or AFTER + MY + THOUGHTS (and AFTERMATH + AFTERTHOUGHTS) MYTH: something that is believed (usually by many) but that does not exist or is false OUGHTS: what should have been done AFTERMATH: the situation that exists as a result of an important (and usually unpleasant) event, an accident, etc., AFTERTHOUGHT: a thing that is thought of, said or added later, and is often not carefully planned MY:


mrskellyscl I am impressed! - mrskellyscl, 2009-03-31: 08:07:00

Excellent word & story! - splendiction, 2009-03-31: 21:35:00


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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: hinds-plite

Sentence: As soon as I picked up the goldfish cracker off my daughter's high chair and popped it into my mouth, the hindsplight kicked in. Do I spit out the half-soggy, apple juice soaked tidbit or forge on with the chewing. And why do I think eating her scraps is somehow less wasteful than throwing it away? In the midst of my hindsplight, I stepped on a rogue Cheerio, and, with that telltale crunch beneath my heel, I immediately started chastising myself for not picking it up earlier.

Etymology: hindsight modified to include plight.


Your sentence was so true to life, I think we might all have had to stop ourselves from making a face and spitting! Hindsplight was equally powerful at evoking the emotions! Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:27:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:03:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: deh-FERD-leh-ment

Sentence: Mary Lou had hastily decided to call off her engagement with Meryl on the grounds of incompatibility when she experienced a major bout of deferredlament, realizing she had been hasty in her assessments, forgetting that life is always a matter of making adjustments.

Etymology: Blend of 'deferred' (postponed or delayed) and 'lament' (to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret)


Defurredlament must be when you decide not to keep the doggy that followed you home! Good Word! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:11:00

very good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

The word sounds good to say. Good word. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:49:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ree/more/sell/full

Sentence: After being a vegetarian for many years Sally took a bite of filet mignon only to be immediately remorselfull.

Etymology: remorse + morsel + full + remorseful


With apologies to Omar Khayyam, but I just couldn't resist this parody: "The fickle finger of 'ate' having 'et', and we cannot remove a bit of it!" Funtastic! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:31:00

funny.... - mweinmann, 2009-03-31: 19:04:00

Clever etymology. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-31: 23:45:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: perm-ma-greht

Sentence: No sooner had the tattoo artist finished inking the large portrait of Michael Bolton onto Bruce's chest, when the permagret had set in. He hadn't considered that his career as an underwear model may be compromised.

Etymology: permanent + regret

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ser tan teez

Sentence: Stepping on cockroaches was not one of the things that Marissa was hired for. But on the other hand, she was unsure if her actions caused an imbalance in life as we know it. Upon speaking with her guru, she decided that her doubts were due to certaintease and she would get over it, especially if she did not want those bugs laying a million eggs in her office!

Etymology: Certainties (somethings that are certai) & Tease (to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: daowt baowt

Sentence: For a moment after Naomi squished the cockroach, she experienced a doubtbout. Would Karma be waiting to pay her back? Do these bugs do any good, like eat other bugs? Can she get the goo off her shoe? But her biggest doubt about the demise of the huge insect was even more worrying. How many of his friends and family would show up at her place for the funeral???

Etymology: Doubt (indecision; lack confidence in or have doubts about) & Bout (A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell)

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Created by: contradictionary




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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: bowled-lee-go-wobb-lee with particular relish on all the b and w and l sounds.

Sentence: Kenny donned his star trek outfit for the first time and headed off to the convention deliberately leaving behind his duffel bag with the spare set of civvies. However, once he got on the bus and the kid behind started jeering at him, he had a boldlygowobbly moment or two debating the merits of taking a detour to K-mart.

Etymology: boldly go (from the Star trek mission statement) + go wobbly (as in "don't go all wobbly on me now")


Even sounds like an alien word! Out-of-this-world! Cute! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-31: 14:48:00

Kenny must have been bold to wear his star trek costume on the bus! - Nosila, 2009-03-31: 15:06:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-31: 16:02:00

metrohumanx Hee Hee Heee! Good word! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:40:00


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