Verboticism: Decoytesy

'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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Fallguide

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Fah-all-gu-ide

Sentence: Clint was no idiot. No Sir! If he was a movie star he'd certainly have done his own stunts. But only after his personal fallguide tested the equipment, of course.

Etymology: Cunning modification of Fallguy, 80's tv show starring the same guy who did the Bionic Man, I think (er..no typecasting here!), and whose real name may also have been Guy (which is unlikey really). And 'Girl Guide' akin to Boy scout but disbanded and sadly subsumed into Scouts. (See any Enid Blython book).

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Goahhhead

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: go ahhhh head

Sentence: The benefit of telling guests goahhhhead was that if the canapes tasted bad, they would find out first. There was no need to try all those fattening foods! The guests would determine the palatability!

Etymology: From: GO A HEAD and AHHHH.

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Courtesnare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kur te snair

Sentence: Mojo the Mouse had learned how to avoid the mousetrap. When he saw the tasty cheese awaiting him, he always did a courtesnare, by letting his pal, Rodney spring the trap and leave him the tasty morsel. This way, Mojo wan't one of those mice, who thrice get a splice in a vise and heed no advice!

Etymology: Courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate remark or act) & Snare (entrap)

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Pitfool

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Pit-fewl

Sentence: Before tasting the coffee, I pitfooled my wife by offering her a sip to make sure it wasn't too hot to drink. It turned out it was.

Etymology: Pitfall (a danger) + fool (a gullible or dumb person; to trick such a person)

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COMMENTS:

you sound like a pitfool terr(i)or - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:20:00

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Ewegofurst

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: yoo-go-furst

Sentence: Mavis was a clever lamb indeed. Day after day she avoided the slaughter by stunning the crowd with her impeccable manners. Ewegofurst was the last thing they heard...

Etymology: Ewe - a female sheep. Go - to move from one place or point to another. First - coming before all others.

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Husherette

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: hush/ur/et

Sentence: Sue was an established husherette who kindly led the way to the appointed spot, their final destination.

Etymology: hush + usherette

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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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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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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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Precanarize

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pree-can-a-raiz

Sentence: Fearing that grandfather was about to change his will, the siblings elected his favorite, Darlene, she of the silken hair, angelic smile and hourglass figure to precanarize the old bas...d with a visit to (hopefully) his deathbed.

Etymology: pre (before) + canary (as in coal mine)

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