Verboticism: Flatatonic

'Don't just stare at her, say

DEFINITION: To be so afraid of failure that you become paralyzed -- unable to move, respond or even say a word.

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Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: eemoto-comit-osis

Sentence: Wracked with emotocomitosis, he pushed out his arms to shake hands before instantly drawing it back

Etymology: emoto - connected to matters emotional; comitosis - in a frozen, lifeless state

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'risk-frEz/

Sentence: She was so timid that even at Baskin Robbins, the possibility of picking a flavor she might not enjoy would cause her to riskfreeze.

Etymology: From risk + freeze

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disk oh blob ewe lay ted

Sentence: He was so discoblobulated when the woman of his dreams asked him to dance that he went totally rigid. Well, 98% rigid.

Etymology: discombobulated, disco, blob

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: part-ill-is-is

Sentence: Faced with social situations, Kevin was a nervous wreck. As soon as crossed the front door of his mate's birthday bash, he went into a rigid state of partylysis.

Etymology: party (social celebration, festivities) + paralysis (unmoving state)

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: north/pole/axd

Sentence: The thought of rejection completely northpoleaxed him leaving him frozen in place like frozen tag.

Etymology: north pole + poleaxed

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Created by: Antimus

Pronunciation: stiff-abled

Sentence: She looked at him in such a way, he became so stiffabled that he fell off his chair

Etymology: stiff (as in can't move) and unable, in past tense.

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Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: para.lump

Sentence: "So, what did he do when she finally spoke to him?" - "Well, you know him, he's a paralump, stood there like a statue."

Etymology: paralyse+lump

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Created by: alphabetapolothology




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Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: deer-hed-lie-ted

Sentence: many people become dearheadlighted when they see a beautiful and/or famous person they want to talk to and therefore cannot fulfill this goal.

Etymology: Everybody knows the deer-in-the-headlights look which comes from deer being locked into staring at the headlights of an approaching car which disables them from running away from said object.

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cat-a-stron-ic

Sentence: For a moment, Kelly was catastronic, when he realised the potential catastrophe he had narrowly avoided.

Etymology: catatonic (muscular rigidity and mental stupor) + catastrophic (failure - big time)


Nice one! - BMott, 2007-02-08: 03:28:00


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