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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Sighlanguage

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīlanggwij

Sentence: Bill used his best sighlanguage to try to communicate his boredom but his buddy droned on and on about his new hobby. Who knew that people could create artwork from dryer lint?

Etymology: sigh (emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness) + language (the method of human communication) a play on sign language

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Fauxsomniating

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Fo-som-nee-ate-ing

Sentence: Everyone knew John was a social clutz and his inability to carry on a conversation became evident when he would begin fauxsomniating.

Etymology: Faux-insomnia

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Goredom

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: gore-dum

Sentence: After years of watching even the most ardent Democratic yawn repeatedly during his speeches, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore found a way to take goredom up a notch. His loud, exasperated sighs during a presidential debate became a new standard for goredom, which has yet to be matched.

Etymology: Boredom combined with Gore, as in the formerly monotonous, droning vice president of the U.S.

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Yawnui

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: He struggled to suppress the yawnui induced by the unending series of speakers at the graduation.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Good one! :D - Lolagrrl, 2007-10-19: 11:03:00

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Getoutofmyfaceism

Created by: Kat43

Pronunciation: get-out-of-my-face-ism

Sentence: As my friend was going on and on about their history homework, I suddenly realized that I caught a bad case of getoutofmyfaceism

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Sighage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: sahy/age

Sentence: We all unconsciously use sighage to politely and subtlely let those who we are talking to, know we are totally bored with the topic of conversation.

Etymology: SIGHAGE noun - from SIGH (to let out one's breath audibly from weariness) + SIGNAGE (sign, or symbol; the use of signs and symbols)

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Sighlencing

Created by: Navalon

Pronunciation: sigh-lens-ing

Sentence: It was around 15 minutes into Mindy's riveting tale about her grocery exploits that John began his repeated attempts at sighlencing her seemingly unstoppable barrage of words.

Etymology: To sigh with the effect of silencing another.

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COMMENTS:

good word - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:24:00

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Innuyawndo

Created by: jmckays

Pronunciation: in-yu-yawn-doh

Sentence: I was putting as much innuyawndo into the conversation as I could, but she just couldn't seem to understand that I could care less about how her day went.

Etymology: innuendo; yawn; crescendo;

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:51:00

Nice use of innuendo! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:41:00

petaj if you added crescendo to your etymology that would tie in nicely with the escalating sighs. - petaj, 2007-10-16: 09:06:00

thanks to petaj for the ent. suggest. - jmckays, 2007-10-16: 11:26:00

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Yawndom

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: yawn-duhm

Sentence: Cecil's yawndom got the better of him and duct taped a pillow to his head in case he suddenly fell asleep.

Etymology: yawn + boredom

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Boryawnagain

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bore-yorn-a-gayn

Sentence: When Sue began to witter on for the tenth time about the new luxury hot tub she had recently purchased, Rob started the usual boryawnagain stance. He repeatedly shifted from one foot to the other and pretended to yawn in an attempt to silence the woman. But there was no stopping her, so eventually he just had to nod his head in agreement to everything she said, while his thoughts turned to things much more interesting, like what he would be having for dinner later.

Etymology: Bore(cause to feel weary and uninterested by being dull or tedious) + Yawn(open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom) + Again(repeat) = Boryawnagain

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COMMENTS:

this encompasses everything - good one - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 11:27:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:55:00

very clever - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 06:55:00

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