Verboticism: Moanologue

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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Sighinglanguage

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: si-ing-lang-widj

Sentence: The audience communicated their discontent with the play via sighinglanguage.

Etymology: sigh, sign language

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clever, got my vote! - remistram, 2007-10-15: 09:36:00

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Communigrate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: kom-mu-NI-grate

Sentence: When Roxie's tedious tale of the Patagonian tree snail reached an ennui everest, and with yawning the only way for Bob to open his mouth, his humdrumuffle mounted. Finally, exasperated, he began to communigrate; Roxie was not impressed.

Etymology: Blend of communicate & grate: to exasperate.

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Tonsiltatious

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: ton-sil-tay-shis

Sentence: Doug was quite tonsiltatious in his response to Rachel's monologue

Etymology: the ostentatious display of one's tonsils

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Uvulate

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: ewe-view-late

Sentence: The fertilty doctor's explanation of the invitro procedure really made me uvulate.

Etymology: uvula+suff. ate

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Communocaution

Created by: KenM2

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I intended to finish my rant but the listener was using communocaution.

Etymology: communication and caution

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COMMENTS:

brilliant word! Well thought out. - brimuth, 2007-10-15: 16:01:00

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Boryawnagain

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bore-yorn-a-gayn

Sentence: When Sue began to witter on for the tenth time about the new luxury hot tub she had recently purchased, Rob started the usual boryawnagain stance. He repeatedly shifted from one foot to the other and pretended to yawn in an attempt to silence the woman. But there was no stopping her, so eventually he just had to nod his head in agreement to everything she said, while his thoughts turned to things much more interesting, like what he would be having for dinner later.

Etymology: Bore(cause to feel weary and uninterested by being dull or tedious) + Yawn(open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom) + Again(repeat) = Boryawnagain

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COMMENTS:

this encompasses everything - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 11:27:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:55:00

very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 06:55:00

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Humdrumantics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: huhm-drum-AN-tiks

Sentence: According to Bob yawning is a trick devised by nature to open a person's mouth as a hint to others to shut theirs. So when Roxie ponderous description of the sex-life of the Patagonian tree-snail started to communigrate, his humdrumantics became more pronounced.

Etymology: Blend of HUMDRUM: lacking variety; boring; dull; routine; monotony. tedious ; ANTIC(S): a ludicrous or extravagant act or gesture & and with -SEMANTICS -in mind: of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols.

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:54:00

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Yasperate

Created by: KatieG

Pronunciation: Yaz-pur-ate

Sentence: I was so bored I yasperated to show my boredom.

Etymology:

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Sighgnal

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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Comoanication

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.)kə-mōn'-nĭ-kā'-shən; (tr. v.) kə-mōn'-nĭ-kāt'

Sentence: "Ezra, try telling people how you feel by using your words rather than wasting our time with your puerile comoanication!"

Etymology: com[mun]ication + moan

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