Verboticism: Sighpathy

'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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Monotonotice

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: muh-NOT-n-noh-tis

Sentence: Whenever Elwood became bored with a conversation he would issue a monotonotice, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'notice' (to give notice to; serve with a notice)

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COMMENTS:

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-09: 06:37:00

Mo-No-TO-No-Nice! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:00:00

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Onandonandyawn

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awn and awn and yawn

Sentence: As she went on and on and on he fealt an onandonandyawn coming on and on and on.

Etymology: on and on yawn

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Borescode

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: bors-cohd

Sentence: he would use borescode to signal to his partner that he needed rescuing from a dull converstion...3 sighs, 3 yawns, 3 sighs and she knew she had to quickly SMS him, then when his phone beeped he would politely excuse himself and make his getaway.

Etymology: bores, morse code

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Quitatme

Created by: brimuth

Pronunciation: kwit-at-me

Sentence: You have been talking for so long and I wish you would perform a quitatme.

Etymology:

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COMMENTS:

Love it! - KenM2, 2007-10-15: 16:08:00

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Intoredom

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: int-o-re-dom

Sentence: the intoredom of the subject is pointless

Etymology: To show an interest in the involvement of persons yet unimpressed by their verbage

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Comoanication

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.)kə-mōn'-nĭ-kā'-shən; (tr. v.) kə-mōn'-nĭ-kāt'

Sentence: "Ezra, try telling people how you feel by using your words rather than wasting our time with your puerile comoanication!"

Etymology: com[mun]ication + moan

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Monotonote

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: mo-NOT-oh-note

Sentence: Whenever Gerard became bored with a conversation he would 'send' a monotonote, usually in the form of repeated and exaggerated yawns.

Etymology: Blend of 'monotony' (wearisome uniformity or lack of variety) and 'note' (give attention or heed to)

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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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Moanologue

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAH nuh log

Sentence: As Gabby, Jade*s officemate, continued to monopolize the conversation with every picayune detail of her recent trip to Florida, Jade increased the frequency and volume of her yawning and kept up a not-so-subtle moanologue. After about fifteen minutes of this, Gabby asked, "Are you OK? Sounds as though you are feeling bored and tired lately. I tell you, a trip to Florida might be just the thing for you. Let me tell you some more of the very interesting things I saw and did there!"

Etymology: moan + monologue

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Passagyawner

ajnemajrje

Created by: ajnemajrje

Pronunciation: Pass-AG-yahner

Sentence: John is such a passagyawner; whenever I speak he starts yawning to let me know hes bored of the conversation.

Etymology: Contraction of PASS(ive) + AGG(ressive) + YAWNER

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