Verboticism: Focusurper

'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Focusurpest

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fo-cus-your-pest

Sentence: Les was caught in a support queue when the focusurpest showed up. After wading through the phone menu and being forced to listen to 15 minutes of scratchy Vivaldi, he finally heard a barely understandable voice on the line when she appeared saying, "Daddy, something happened." The crunching hard drive would have to wait for another day. He had to save Fluffy NOW.

Etymology: focus: attention, concentration + usurp: to seize and hold + pest: an annoying person or thing

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COMMENTS:

very funny! - splendiction, 2009-05-19: 22:25:00

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Perrevenent

Created by: TommyV

Pronunciation: Per Rev En Ent

Sentence: He's being very perrevenent tonight (Adj.) He's a perrevenent. (Noun)

Etymology: Per - thoroughly, completely Re - again, back Ven - to come Ent - ing

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Vextortionist

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /veks-STOR-shun-ist/

Sentence: Tonya was something of a noodge when she wanted something. She would employ various tactics to gain Karl's attention, hanging on him or blowing in his ear to distract or harass him, and he sometimes thought of her as a vextortionist. She'd often use those techniques during a great football game, or whenever he was working on something important. This weekend, he was trying to finish his taxes, and for some reason this put Tonya 'in the mood' for some quality-time, and she wanted him in the bedroom... NOW!

Etymology: Vex - to irritate; annoy; provoke (from Latin, vexare "to attack, harass, trouble") + Extortionist - one who obtains something from another by coercion or intimidation (from Latin, extorquere "wrench out, wrest away", from ex-"out" & -torquere "to twist")

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COMMENTS:

Cool, I got to use the word "noodge" in a sentence. - Tigger, 2008-04-11: 04:03:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:19:00

We all know some Tonyas...ignoring them is very Harding! Good word! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:42:00

Love the word. It's great when you can use a pet word. At the moment my favourites are "Skyscrimble": To go off at a tangent; to fly into space. to make a wild flight from an untenable intellectual position. #2 Tardle: a tangle, anything that blocks or retards. I thinks it refers to vegetation, " tardle of trees" - but a tardle of words; tardle of traffic also sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:45:00

You aim high, Bob. I just like a lot of Yiddish words — they're often fun to use, and to say, (e.g. schmuck, chutzpah, kvetch). - Tigger, 2008-04-12: 11:51:00

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Invabus

Created by: carliejansen

Pronunciation: in-va-bus

Sentence: I was just trying to finish my project due for school the next day when my sister came in and invabused me.

Etymology: In-in, into, upon, on, at, among

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Harrasex

Created by: samikhalid

Pronunciation: her-as-ex

Sentence: she hassasexed me during work.

Etymology: harrasex- annoying someone for certain reasons

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Demandinistical

Created by: shellyb2009

Pronunciation: de/mand/in/ist/tic/cal

Sentence: This lady's spirit is to demandinistical for me to ignor her. I wish she would just leave me be.

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Illoiterate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ill - LOYT - ehr - uht

Sentence: Marjorie was an illoiterate who was beyond obnoxious with her insistence on having the attention of whomever she wanted to engage in conversation.

Etymology: Blend of ill or 'objectionable', and loiter. A play on the word illiterate as well.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:18:00

Good word, Mustang. I really hate illoiterates who cannot read! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:44:00

great blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:48:00

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Distracticopter

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: diss-track-tih-cop-tur

Sentence: Making its flybys, Sean the distracticopter, saw me on youtube and he just had to recommend the latest cat video.

Etymology: distraction+helicopter

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Awenshake

Created by: mariangela

Pronunciation:

Sentence: "Who do you think you are, awenshaking me like that? Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency for me. Go wait your turn!"

Etymology: inspired by shock & awe campaign.

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Irkanism

Created by: ethancarlyon

Pronunciation: erk-a-nis-um

Sentence: This crazy lady needs to stop irking me!

Etymology: irkanism- to overly annoy or cling to.

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