Verboticism: Tedihum

'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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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

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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COMMENTS:

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

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Wompawomp

Created by: BigKP

Pronunciation: Wom-pa-Womp

Sentence: The teacher's lecture was so boring I had to wompawomp to her face.

Etymology:

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Sighborespace

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sye bor space

Sentence: Anne had really looked forward to this party. It was a mixer at the University, designed to introduce students and staff to each other. Being an Arts Major, she was naturally drawn to those gents of similar minds. A handsome, albeit serious-looking young man had caught her eye and offered her a drink. She was delighted and after accepting the glass of wine had asked him about his faculty (Nuclear Physics)and his hobbies. Big Mistake. Turns out Jim T. Kirk (his real name) was a Star Trekkie. Not just a mindless follower, but President of the local Chapter and organizer of the Annual Star Trek Convention. It was like a religion to him and when she made the error of asking him how he got into it, he told her e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. How his Dad was a Trekkie and how he was sure his Mother was really a Vulcan. How there were Klingons amoung us dressed like Earthlings.(On that point, she had to agree.) He went on ad nauseum and Anne felt paralysed (Phasers on Stunned) and could not escape. She yawned and sighed and acted as though she were in Sighborespace. Guys like Jim T. Kirk hover in their own orbit, so he did not notice. How could she beam herself up and escape the entire narration of Episode 27? Oh, to be the disposable crew member in each episode...how she envied them. Hoping the mixer, or the destruction of the earth, would end soon, she heard the words of Scotty (in her head) in his Scottish burl say, "Cap'n, She'll nay go any faster!" At that point she knew, that all Jim T. Kirk and his ilk took up in School was Space!

Etymology: Sigh (an utterance made by exhaling audibly; a sound like a person sighing;heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & Bore (cause to be bored;tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence)

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COMMENTS:

It computes - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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Geezcantawordgameevenspellyourecorrectly

Created by: jimmmm

Pronunciation: Geez, can't a word game even spell "you're" correctly?

Sentence: "Your" very bad at spelling, verbotomy. "Your not fooling me for one second"? Did the apostrophe and the e get "verbotomized"?

Etymology: you're = you+are

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Okay, okay....so it's irritating to purists. BUT at least they were big enough to print your criticism, yes? http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/ - metrohumanx, 2008-09-12: 16:22:00

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Yawnotonous

Created by: crmow

Pronunciation: yaw-NOT-n-uh-s

Sentence: Listening to the insurance salesman pitch his product became very yawnotonous.

Etymology: yawn + monotonous

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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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Osciticulate

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ɒsɪtɪkjəleɪt/

Sentence: When she noticed he was not paying attention at all, she yelled at him: Stop osciticulating now! This is serious!!!!

Etymology: OSCITICULATE. From Oscitate (the act of being inattentive) + Articulate (to utter a speech sound)

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COMMENTS:

Oscitastic. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:05:00

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Exyawneration

Created by: aayeye

Pronunciation: ig-zyä-nə-ˈrā-shən

Sentence: Exyawneration is a non-assertive attempt to end a conversation.

Etymology: exonerate+Yawn removing responsibiliy by yawning.

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Tonsillectoyou

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Ton-select-to-you

Sentence: "So, right, ya know wot I mean right. That thing, right, yeah? Ya know ...". A'isha felt she could communicate her interest in the "conversation" much more succinctly through tonsillectoyou ... the vocal equivalent of the V-sign

Etymology: Tonsillectomy (Ton-sill-ec-to-me) - Surgical removal of tonsils or a tonsil. You - to the person addressed.

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