Verboticism: Harrow

'But why did you say

DEFINITION: v. To win approval by carefully omitting any and all facts which may put the "correct" decision in jeopardy. n. A form of persuasion, or perhaps deceit, which is based on selective omissions.

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Skimportune

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: skimp/or/tune

Sentence: Sally became the not so proud owner of a plastic water bottle facility after the salesman skimportuned her to buy it for the sake of hygiene. He neglected to tell her that water bottles were now banned in her country.

Etymology: skimp (scanty) + importune (solicit pressingly)

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COMMENTS:

exsellent! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:36:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-20: 12:09:00

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Gomission

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: go mishun

Sentence: When Sandra told her best friend Lacy about her latest boyfriend,"Fred",she was coy about his background. Her gomission about "Fred's" marital status and health history left Lacy thinking he was a catch. When Sandra finally admitted that he was married and had social diseases, Lacy was shocked. She was to be even more shocked later on when she discovered that "Fred" was actually her very own husband, Norbert!

Etymology: Go (do it;functioning correctly and ready for action;enter or assume a certain state or condition) & Omission (a mistake resulting from neglect;neglecting to do something; leaving out or passing over something)

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Conscammate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: CON-scam-mayt

Sentence: It was with malice and forethought that Lauren decided to pull a conscammate on Humphrey during their courtship by simply leaving out many details of her somewhat lurid past.

Etymology: Blend of 'con' (involving abuse of confidence), 'scam' (To defraud; swindle) and 'mate' ( husband or wife; spouse) a play on the word 'consummate' ( to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract)

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Canvassin

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan vas sin

Sentence:

Etymology: canvassing sin

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Missleading

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: missss leee ding

Sentence: He was a serial missleader until the day he let his cover slip when confused by the wrestling Williams twins. He was in so much pain that he couldn't even hit on the ortopaedic surgeon's receptionist.

Etymology: miss, misleading

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COMMENTS:

ladies day again! lol - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:32:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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Factstory

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Fakt-stor-ee

Sentence: When George started dating Jenny he carefully invented a whole factstory of untruths to persuede her that he was just the man she was looking for. He omitted all the bad things he had done in his life, including his stay in prison for fraud, and instead concentrated on the good things, embroidering them just a little to be sure she fell for him in a big way.

Etymology: Facts(information used as evidence, indisputable) + Story(an account of imaginary events) = Factstory

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nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:41:00

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Sneakspeak

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sneek - speek

Sentence: Over the years, Lucy had perfected the art of sneakspeak. She learned to feed people bits and pieces of a story, leaving out things that she thought people would disapprove of just to they would not think badly of her....By the time they found out all the facts years later, it no longer had the negative impact she feared.

Etymology: Sneak + Sneak Peek + Speak >> Sneak (to go stealthily or furtively) + Sneak Peek (A preview, especially of something not yet public) Speak (use language, talk: express in speech)

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Oopsolazy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: oops so lay zee

Sentence: "Come on, out with it, girl" said Rebecca to Margie. "Now, what have you found out about your dream man?" Margie was reluctant to tell her friend that her dreamboat was chugging down the River of Deceit, taking on water and turning into a nightmare. "Well", said Margie, "I keep finding out more about Dick by accident". "Like what?" said Rebecca. "Well, turns out he is married, has five kids, no job, is bankrupt and is a klepto-alcoholic gambler!" "Oh, Margie, wake up and smell the coffee. Dick is oopsolazy. He'd never admit to his faults and every day you are going to find out more bad news about him. Dump him! It's time to scrape off your shoes and keep on walking, girl!" "If only I could, Rebecca, but you see his parole officer called me today to say that he's jumped bail and put my house up for collateral. On top of that, 2 more women called today claiming he was their husband, too. If he wasn't such a good kisser, I would really consider breaking up with him!"

Etymology: Oopsadaisy or Whoopsadaisy(An old exclamation made when encouraging a child to get up after a fall or when lifting a child into the air; said when an error is made) & Lazy (idle;disinclined to work or exertion)

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Oopstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 08:27:00

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Omisssins

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: Oh Miss Sins

Sentence: Politicians most often put a different spin on what they do, or what they want to do, by presenting only part of the facts, leaving out the rest of the facts, in order to gain votes and public approval. The more powerful the politician, the more he omisssins.

Etymology: O MISS SINS is a word play on OMISSIONS. /// O - short for Oh, an interjection indicating surprise! Miss - as in overlook or leave out. Sins - to lie by omission, which is still a lie, and lies are sins. Omissions - things left out.

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COMMENTS:

Song of the day: Sins-cerely! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-20: 01:06:00

how true - unfortunately - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-20: 10:40:00

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Ommistake

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: omm-istake

Sentence:

Etymology: ommissions mistake

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