Verboticism: Protocull

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Chivtrickalry

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: shiv-trick-all-ree

Sentence: She fell for his chivtrickalry yet again. The meal he prepared for her was his best yet save for the rat poison aftertaste to the steak. Then she slowly passed out.

Etymology: chivalry (courteous behaviour, generous) + trick (as in trap, snare, lure)

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Snarcissistic

Created by: jesster

Pronunciation: Snar + sis + sis + tic

Sentence: I saw the Jehovah's Witnesses lurking in the lobby, and quickly formed a snarcissistic plan. I stepped back and held the door open for a pleasant looking woman approaching from behind me. Perhaps the smile I returned was a bit too broad, as the odd look she gave me was replaced by an expression of horror and betrayal as they closed in on her waving copies of The Watchtower.

Etymology: Snare (to trap or entangle) + narcissist (one who is consumed by self interest)

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COMMENTS:

Really funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-26: 13:52:00

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Baitenhookish

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: BATE-en-HOOK-ish

Sentence: Ralph noticed the unavoidable rope trap ten feet in front of the fresh water spring, and baitenhookishly "let" James go to the spring before anyone else.

Etymology: Bait and hook

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Maltruism

Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: MAL-troo-iz-uhm

Sentence: Don Vito's maltruism was most evident near revolving doors.

Etymology: mal- + altruism

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COMMENTS:

petaj I suppose he often let his friends try the dodgy brew first so that he could avoice malt ruism. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 03:15:00

petaj sigh. Hit the c and the e, but couldn't seem to hit the d! Avoid, avoid, avoid, avoid (100 times) - petaj, 2007-06-26: 03:16:00

Finally, avoice of reason. - Clayton, 2007-06-26: 07:06:00

petaj Avoice and ruism are actually examples of my intellexicon. - petaj, 2007-06-26: 07:46:00

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Sacrifriend

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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Protocull

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: proh-toh-cull

Sentence: In today's competitive office environment it is important to follow the correct protocull (i.e. find some other sucker to tell the boss the bad news) in order to survive.

Etymology: protocol for culling

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COMMENTS:

1 Across: For zapping cyber viruses, perhaps (9). Good word I say! - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-29: 15:30:00

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Politeabomb

Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: po light a bahm

Sentence: Letting her precede him in the interviews was a blatant politeabomb move to advance himself

Etymology: polite - niceness bomb- explosive device

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Snaregiver

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: snair - giv - ur

Sentence: Marty was the ultimate snaregiver. Under the pretense of being kind and loving, he let Arty take the first bite....

Etymology: snare (trap: something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares), giver (someone who devotes himself completely), play on the word "caregiver" ( person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult )

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word! One I will use! - splendiction, 2009-07-29: 20:05:00

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Hambush

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hamboŏsh

Sentence: Aunt Edy invited Rodney over for Thanksgiving. She promised not just turkey but pork products. He accepted knowing full well that this was a hambush. Edy is the designated family inquisitor. Rodney’s new girlfriend was to be the topic of discussion for the evening. What’s her name? How old is she? Has she been married? Does she have kids? Where does she work? How did you meet? Is it serious? Rodney thought to himself, ”Why am I putting up with this?”. ”That’s right, HAM!!!”

Etymology: ham (meat from the upper part of a pig’s leg salted and dried or smoked) + ambush (a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position)

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Afteryoobytrap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: arf-tah-you-be-trap

Sentence: i make it a point to afteryoobytrap before i go into any new room.

Etymology: after you, booby trap

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good enough for my vote! hehehe - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:18:00

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