Verboticism: Valnurance

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Valnurance

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: vaal nuur in ss

Sentence: Robert felt his opinion was of valnurance to Adam on whether or not to jump off a bridge because everyone else was doing it. Robert advised it was not a good idea pointing to the fact that they all had perilled. Adam seemed to agree. Then, instead of taking the advice, Adam went ahead and did it anyway just to be popular.

Etymology: Value (importance or need of something) + ignorance (not paying attention or valuing something)

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mrskellyscl Sounds like you've met my kids. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-27: 12:21:00

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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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Solicadvicevade

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: sol-iss-add-vice-eh-vayde

Sentence: "Do as I say not as I do, you have solicadvicevaded me all your life young lady - now scrape that Jonas Brothers tattoo off right now - here is my belt sander!!"

Etymology: solicit (as in request or seek) + advice (suggestion) + evade (as in avoid or ignore)

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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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Counsellerr

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kown sel ur

Sentence: her mother was the ultimate counseller and she was the ultimate counsellerr

Etymology: counsellerr=receive counsel and err any way

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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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Wisdampen

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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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