Verboticism: Counselectomy

'You got the tattoo!?'

DEFINITION: n. Advice which is asked for, considered, and then promptly forgotten -- until it is too late. v. To ask for, listen to, and then reject or ignore advice.

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Ignarnate

Created by: jynx102

Pronunciation: Ihg-nar-nate

Sentence: My wife's tattoo is now droopy and it looks dilapidated. When we were younger she chose to ignarnate my advice and now she's paying for it.

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Inknored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ink nord

Sentence: When Buffy asked her Pop if she should get a tattoo, he advised her against it. Afterall, he said, her tastes would change and she may regret it later. Imagine his surprise when his advice was inknored. Buffy came home with a wopping great rockband tattoo on her arm. Pop should have showed her his Twisted Sister tattoo on his buttock...

Etymology: Ink (tattoo) & Ignored (disregarded)

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Counselavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: KOWN-Suhl-uh-vert

Sentence: As was her usual practice, Lyndsey would ask those about her for advice on pressing problems, then would do her puzzling counselavert routine and do what she had intended to do from the start.

Etymology: Blend of 'counsel' (advise or advice, guidance) and 'avert' (turn away, avoid, prevent)

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Contramentor

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kon-truh-men-tawr

Sentence: After a series of poor results following advice offered by a co-worker Joyce started using him as a contramentor, doing just the opposite of whatever he suggested. So far things are going along swimmingly.

Etymology: contradiction (asserting the contrary or opposite) + mentor (a wise and trusted counselor or teacher)

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Badvice

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: badvīs

Sentence: Jill would often seek out her uncles’s badvice, knowing that she was on the right track if she did the opposite. To date her best reversal was to invest in this quirky little company called Apple who her uncle said would never amount to anything.

Etymology: bad (of poor quality; inferior or defective) + advice (guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative)

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Contrijection

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: cont ri jek shin

Sentence: After asking my permission, which was immediately denied, she nevertheless ignored my wishes and contrijected me then and there, by turning around and displaying it as a done deal on her body!

Etymology: portmanteau of "contribution" and "rejection"

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Wasdom

Created by: NoveliBear

Pronunciation: Woz-dum

Sentence: "Everything you tell him is just going to end up wasdom. You're better off focusing your efforts on people that actually learn from what you tell them." "My mom told me not to buy a heart-shaped neckless for my girlfriend. That's the best piece of wasdom I've ever heard. I guess it's back to online dating..."

Etymology: This word has a different embedded meaning for the giver and receiver of wasdom. In the former, it is a combination of WASteD and WisDOM. For those who fail to heed the advice the meaning fits the words WAS and WiSDOM, meaning it had value, but is currently worthless information. It also sounds like a common utterance by both parties after an avoidable mistake leads to an unfortunate outcome: "That was dumb!"

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Counsilliness

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: cown-sill-ee-nehs

Sentence: "In the multitude of counselors there is wisdom," the Good Book says, but Tiffany consistently rejected the advice of her elders, calling it counsilliness.

Etymology: Blending COUNSEL, meaning advice, guidance + SILLINESS, meaning a lack of good sense

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COMMENTS:

now I understand the Tiffany reference - nice sounding word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

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Caushun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cor-shen

Sentence: Foulia, consulted her mother for a caushunary tale on choosing a hairstyle for a job interview. The slimy looking green locks did not work to her advantage and she was shuffled out of the interview in less than 5 minutes.

Etymology: caution (warn) + shun (ignore)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:22:00

Good one, petaj...hair, hair! - Nosila, 2009-04-27: 22:52:00

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Cancelcounsel

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CAN-suhl-coun-suhl

Sentence: As was her usual practice, Sharon would ask those about her for advice on pressing problems, then would do her puzzling cancelcounsel routine and do what she had intended to do from the start.

Etymology: Blend of cancel and counsel

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COMMENTS:

I think cancelcouncil is perfect - wish I had another vote to cast! - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:15:00

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