Verboticism: Queery

'My wheelbarrow needs a seat...'

DEFINITION: v. To ask a someone a bizarre question in order to get them to think outside their mental little boxes. (And to see if they are actually listening.) n. A creative provocation designed to pull people out of their daily stupor.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: int/ter/oh/gage/shun

Sentence: The detective threw in some crazy questions during the interrogaugetion to check and see if the suspect was listening.

Etymology: interrogation + gauge


-excellent word! - splendiction, 2009-03-11: 22:11:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əwākərsīz

Sentence: Tony had trouble getting up in the morning until he discovered Verbotomy. Now he uses it as his awakercise to get his muddled gray matter out of its nocturnal vegetative state.

Etymology: awake (stop sleeping; wake from sleep) + exercise (a task or activity done to practice or test a skill)


zzzzzzz..Huh? - wayoffcenter, 2009-03-11: 08:23:00


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Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: qwest vig er ate

Sentence: Have you been where you thought you were? Did you return before you got back? Did you come in the out door? Does colder weather make you older? Are you getting richer now it is daylight $avings time? Isn't it fun to questvigorate?

Etymology: To go on a QUEST to INVIGORATE other's thinking by bizarre QUESTIONS is to QUESTVIGORATE.


Please feel free to add your questvigorates. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 01:25:00

metrohumanx If a turtle loses his shell, is he homeless or naked? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-11: 01:49:00

How come we park on the driveway, but drive on the parkway? - George Carlin - Tigger, 2009-03-11: 02:12:00

How come we park on the driveway, but drive on the parkway? - George Carlin - Tigger, 2009-03-11: 02:51:00

Is catching a cold at the last station of a railway line a terminal illness? - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-11: 12:14:00

metrohumanx Why did kamikaze pilots wear crash helmets? - metrohumanx, 2009-03-11: 21:24:00

you are all so creatively mullicious and smile-licious :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 21:51:00

How come when 2 cars meet in the course of driving, it's an Intersection, but when sex partners meet it's an intercourse?? Is this where sex drive originates? - Nosila, 2009-03-12: 00:08:00

Only when given the green light! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-12: 00:47:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: en/ig/mak/in/ay/shun

Sentence: The professor liked to jolt the students into clearer thought by beginning each class with an enigmachination.

Etymology: enigma + machination (trick, ruse)


Terrific idea===== Great idea and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 21:29:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stun-'un-drum/

Sentence: Trying to 'chat up' the receptionist at the veterinarians office, Stuart idly asked her, "So why do they say you're getting your dog 'fixed' when really it doesn't work anymore afterwords? People ought to say they're taking the dog to get 'broken' instead, shouldn't they?" By the blank, slack-jawed look she gave him, he realized he'd overwhelmed her with a Stunundrum. He just sighed, sat back down and petted Rascal for awhile - at least Rascal seemed to pretend to understand his jokes.

Etymology: Stun (from O.Fr. estoner) - to astonish, overpower or bewilder. + Conundrum (pseudo-Latin) - a riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.


excellent! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-11: 06:47:00

metrohumanx Perhaps Stu should've had the dog TUTORED instead.... - metrohumanx, 2009-03-11: 21:26:00

Marvelous word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 21:57:00

Really good word! I like the way it sounds :) Good Job! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-14: 18:58:00


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Created by: Banky

Pronunciation: Flahb-burr-qwehst

Sentence: The Introduction to Vatican Law class gasped audibly as it read the first flabberquest on the exam. Father Malkinson reclined in his chair, satisfied that his students were not only now awake enough to take the exam, but that no one would get the question right, as the Pope had never even vacationed in the woods.

Etymology: (flabbergast - gast) + (question - ion)


wonderful - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-11: 10:39:00

Wow! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 21:43:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yeest-in-fleckt-shun

Sentence: Juanita had a very 'bubbly' personality and a bit of an off-the-wall skew on life in general and she often tried to get a 'rise' out of people by putting a bit of a yeastinflection in her approach and would ask seemingly pointless questions in order to goad her companions into making responses to what were sometimes very personal matters.

Etymology: 'yeast' (1.A microscopic fungus) and 'inflection' (1.A change in the form of a word (typically the ending) to express a grammatical function or attribute such as tense, mood, person), and a play on words on 'yeast infection'.

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: haw kin vest igg ayt

Sentence: the hawkinvestigation of his neighbours washing line led to a big bang

Etymology: hawkin as in stephen, investigate

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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: spin - qury

Sentence: Maude's spinquiry about whether the dingbats were making all the noise in their attic caught Clyde's attention.

Etymology: Spin and Inquiry - Spin=to turn things around, change them Inquiry=question


Very good combination! - Banky, 2009-03-11: 11:26:00

Delightful - silveryaspen, 2009-03-11: 21:53:00

great word,rombus...spintastic - Nosila, 2009-03-12: 00:15:00


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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: KWEE ree

Sentence: Ms. Luny, our 7th-grade science teacher, loved to pose queeries that really made us think. My favorite one of all time was, "Why doesn't the sun come out at night when we need it?"

Etymology: query (question) + queer (strange; odd; peculiar)


brilliant - galwaywegian, 2010-09-23: 14:28:00


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