Verboticism: Amourgency

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DEFINITION: v. To arrange with a friend to phone you with a "crisis" during a blind date, in case you need to make an emergency exit; n. A fake "emergency" phone call that is used to end a blind date.

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Araccknophonya

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Arr - accck! - na - fon - ya

Sentence: When her blind date, Delbert, showed up looking like some kind of insect, Phoebe had a major case of araccknaphonya and hovered near the phone awaiting a phonus interruptus call from her friend, Alberta offering an escape 'clause'

Etymology: Blend of arachnophobia, Acck! and phone.

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Cellafeign

Created by: focusteacher

Pronunciation: cell uh feyn

Sentence: Marsha, please remember to cellafeign at 8:00 and we'll see if I need it.

Etymology: From the Modern American cell, indicating a phone area since 1977, and the Old French feindre meaning to pretend, represent, imitate or shirk.

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Catrastrophoney

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuh-tas-truh-foh-nee

Sentence: Joan was not at all sure about going out on a date with a guy she met through an online dating service. Even though one of her girlfriends swore by it, Bubba's Buds didn't feel quite right to her so she arranged for June to give her a catastrophoney call just to be safe.

Etymology: catastrophe (a sudden and widespread disaster) + phone (telephone) + phoney (not genuine; fake )

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Amourgency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a moor jen see

Sentence: When Penelope arranged to meet her blind date, Pierre, at Le Cafe Bistro, she was very glad that she had arranged an amourgency call with her best friend Brigitte. Brigitte was to call ten minutes into their meeting and Penelope could use the opportunity to abort the mission if her date disappointed. The foul aroma which permeated Pierre and his clothing made that ten minutes seem like an eternity. Luckily she was saved by the bell and escaped from Pepe LePew just in time...eyes watering, breath held, gorge rising...need to throw away clothes and scrub down quickly...eewwww!

Etymology: Amour (French word for "love"... an intense feeling of affection;a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship) & Emergency (a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action)

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Blindoneone

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: bl ine d wun wun

Sentence: Flossie arranged that Marcy would make a blindoneone phone call to her sometime during the evening of her blind date with Harold. Flossie could then easily extricate herself on pretense of an emergency, if Harold proved to be an unpleasant experience.

Etymology: 911 (emergency phone number, emergency call), blind (blind date)

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COMMENTS:

- excellent! - splendiction, 2009-07-09: 12:02:00

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Liephone

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: līfōn

Sentence: Jill and Heather have a standing agreement. If either is out on a blind date the other is to liephone to report an emergency as an out from a bad evening. It’s amazing how many times Jill’s grandmother has been rushed to the hospital this year.

Etymology: lie (an intentionally false statement) + phone (short for telephone)

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Amourgency

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a mur jen cee

Sentence: When Violet had prearranged to have her friend Brenda call her ten minutes after her blind date started, she had no idea it would be such an amourgency...her date smelled, was possessive and creepy!

Etymology: Amour (French for Love) & Emergency (crisis situation)

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Fallbackcallback

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fôlbakkôlbak

Sentence: When Cindy's blind date turned out to be a screaming bore, she resorted to a fallbackcallback, secretly texting her roommate, Gloria who called her to report an "emergency". Gloria may need some practice at this. The best crisis she could muster was a lost sock.

Etymology: fallback (an alternative plan that may be used in an emergency) + callback (a telephone call made to return a call received)

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Ringormorsos

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ring/or/mors/us

Sentence: Since Julie wasn't sure if she could let her phone ring or simply vibrate during the date she pleaded with her friend to ringormorsos her so she could make her escape if necessary.

Etymology: ring + morse (as in morse code) + SOS + take on rigor mortis

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Callvalry

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: call-var-ee

Sentence: Jen sent the callvalry to Anne just in time to rescue her from her blind date with the loser from the mailroom by pretending to be her sick grandmother.

Etymology: Wordplay on Calvalry. In old Western movies, the heroine was often rescued from peril in the nick of time by the calvalry coming over the hill to shoot or frighten away the bad guys.

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COMMENTS:

Good one...I wonder if they really played the trumpet as they rode into battle the way they do in the movies? I mean can you hold a horn and steer a horse at the same time? Probably no different than driving and talking on a cell... - Nosila, 2009-07-09: 11:07:00

clever - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-09: 13:12:00

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