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'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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Contramentor

artr

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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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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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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Wisdampen

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: wiz-dam-pen

Sentence: Sarah was outraged when the new barista suggested that she substitute soy for milk in her morning latte. 'If I want your wisdampen, I'll ask for it', she barked.

Etymology: Wisdom - experience/knowledge. Dampen - throw cold water on.

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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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Inquirkyadda

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: in-KWERK-EE-YODDA

Sentence: Help me please she beckoned… But I had not quite reckoned- How rapidly discarded Would be advice departed. A mental intifada.... Don’t seek INQUIRKYADDA!

Etymology: INquiry+QUIRKy+YADDA(yadda)=INQUIRKYADDA.....INQUIRY: a request for information; 15th century.....QUIRKY: a peculiar trait; origin unknown Date: 1565 .....YADDA(yadda): alteration of earlier yatata idle chatter, probably ultimately from British dialect and argot yatter-yatter to chatter, of imitative origin Date: 1980 :)

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COMMENTS:

great sound to inquirkyadda - a fun to use word - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 21:46:00

hyperborean It sounds Spanish. - hyperborean, 2009-04-28: 00:58:00

metrohumanx You're all too kind.Thank you! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-28: 01:32:00

metrohumanx Vote early, vote often! A pox on poseurs! Throw the shills from the balcony! Twenty lashes with a wet noodle for stuffing the ballot box! Where's my medication? - metrohumanx, 2009-04-28: 01:35:00

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Untakenwisdom

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: un-take-in-wiz-dum

Sentence: Rockford Kizzfan talked for several hours to his youngest sister Gailgroupeez to PLEASE not get a tattoo! He thought he had finally gotten through to Gailgroupeez of the perils of tattoos as you age in the business world... Only to find out the very next day his "untakenwisdom" was wasted on Gailgroupeez, as she gleefully showed Rockford her hideous huge tattoo of a local basement band that Gailgroupeez had just met!

Etymology: Un:To reverse or undo the result of a specified action. Taken:Understood in a certain way; made sense of. Wisdom: The ability to discern or judge what is true,right,or lasting;insight, common sense; good judgment.

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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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Dissguidance

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: diss + gide + dans

Sentence: Natalie always practiced dissguidance by doing the opposite of what her friends and parents suggested; even though she asked for their advice. She would take up hours of their time, pleading with them to give her their counsel, concern and guidance; only to ignore anything they said.

Etymology: diss (diss, disrespect; to diss; to show disrespect or insult;), guidance (helping show the way, counselling, advice or giving direction), dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

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sounds familiar - good word - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:27:00

Really good word - so true. - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:14:00

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Fadmonition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fad mon ishun

Sentence: "So you would not take your Old Man's advice about the tattoos?", said her father. "No, Dad, your fadmonition was out of date advice. I love my tattoo of You need to get with the program!", responded Priscilla. She proudly showed off her shoulder with it's "Nickelback" Tattoo. "But Honey", said her father, "I warned you what happens when you age and the skin sags and shrinks and you realize that there's no fool like an old fool!" "Dad, at least my tattooist could spell right...the tattoo on your back side says "The Loin King"!

Etymology: Fad (an interest followed with exaggerated zeal) & Admonition (cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger))

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COMMENTS:

LOL...you did it! - readerwriter, 2009-04-27: 14:04:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-27: 15:28:00

Excellent word! Ha ha! "loin king" - splendiction, 2009-04-27: 20:12:00

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