Verboticism: Lameblame

'You're melting my ice cream!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who blames their neighbors, coworkers, and/or parents for anything and everything that is wrong in the world. v. To lay blame on someone for something which is obviously beyond their control and influence.

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Raptionalize

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /RAP-shun-uh-liyz/

Sentence: Nothing was ever Doug's fault, and he would be the first one to admit that. He would raptionalize away any hint of blame for anything that went wrong, and he never hesitated to name a scapegoat for any conceivable problem. Doug made an art out of 'passing the buck'. Even when he was caught taking office supplies from the office, he blamed his parents for not spending enough time with him as a child, because, he explained, they were both workaholics.

Etymology: Rap - blame or punishment, especially for a crime (from Swedish, rapp "light blow" as in a rebuke) + Rationalize - to ascribe problems to causes that superficially seem reasonable and valid, but are actually unrelated (from Latin, ratiōnālis "reason")

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Transfimplicate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-FIM-pleh-kayt

Sentence: Freida was borderline paranoid and saw disasters looming in any kind of bad news and even in some of her own misadventures, but rather than taking stock and dealing with issues head on she would transfimplicate, blaming other people, the government and other kinds of agencies for her perceived doom and gloom.

Etymology: Blend of transfer and implicate

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Faultune

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: folt-you-n

Sentence: Kate was shunned by her neighbours because they were tired of her faultuning them. They had tried to be friendly, but what could they do with someone who castigated them for the sun coming up later as Winter came on.

Etymology: fault + fortune (destiny, fate) + tune (she's not singing that same old song again?)

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Attributt

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: āt'rə-bŭt'

Sentence: "You're such an attributt," Georg whined. Inga had just finished explaining why he was responsible for the rainstorm that soaked them as they dashed from their car to the bistro, and for the lack of nearby parking spots.

Etymology: 'attri,' var. of Atra, trade name for late 20th century shaving device; 'butt,' any of several flatfishes, esp. the halibut; literally, 'attributt' is 'to shave one's halibut.'

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COMMENTS:

worth a vote for the etymology alone!! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-24: 07:20:00

What can I say? lol Good word. - Mustang, 2008-04-24: 22:13:00

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Faultypowers

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: fall tee pow urs

Sentence: Basil Fawlty is a faultypowers. He faultypowers his hotel guests for expecting too much from him, like sunny weather and decent food. He faultypowers his wife Sybil, his little nest of vipers, for his cynical world view, due to his prison camp of a marriage (she being the warden, of course and he the lifer). And mainly he faultypowers Manuel, his dogsbody, on everything and anything else that clouds his day, just because Manuel is from Barcelona and can never understand enough English to know he is to blame. In his own mind, nothing is ever Basil's fault. Luckily he has Sybil to constantly remind him that he is wrong about that, too!

Etymology: faulty (describes a situation where things are wrongly done; being responsible for errors or defects;gives reason to complain) & powers (in fluential persons; ability to act or make changes; superhuman skills) & for rhyming and reference, Fawlty Towers (popular British sitcom)

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I love Faulty Towers! - pieceof314, 2008-04-24: 11:30:00

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Blamebidextrous

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: blame/bee/dex/trose

Sentence: A blamebedextrous person can shift blame with double the speed.

Etymology: blame + be + ambidextrous

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COMMENTS:

clver! - mweinmann, 2009-06-18: 08:52:00

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Ufauxism

green

Created by: green

Pronunciation: U fo ism

Sentence: This is just proof of your stupid ufauxism.

Etymology: You faux ism

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COMMENTS:

Very good word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-26: 19:12:00

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Scapegoad

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: SKAIP goad

Sentence: Lam finally realized that her boyfriend basically just enjoyed picking fights for no reason. Most of them revolved around her supposed failure to care about health, the environment, or other people. He scapegoaded her for the size of his OWN butt (it was her fault because she bought snacks with trans-fats). It was because of her that his elderly mother was unhappy ("She's lonely and you don't pay enough attention to her when she talks about all her aches and digestive problems"). He scapegoaded her for using too much hot water when she took a nice long hot shower ("wasteful and bad for the environment," he said). But once, when they stayed in a hotel, he took lots of long hot showers, and it was then that she realized that he just wanted to make sure there was enough hot water for HIM! She had the last laugh, though, when she decided to break up with him. She donated his beloved car to Aid for the Ancient. When he arrived home to find it gone, she said cheerfully, "I knew you wouldn't mind because I KNOW how much you care about helping old people. And an added bonus is that it's really good for the environment AND your health if you drive less and bike more!"

Etymology: scapegoat (to single out a person for unmerited blame or negative treatment) + goad (to harass, nag, antagonize)

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COMMENTS:

good one... - Nosila, 2010-06-29: 19:23:00

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Beliebelame

Created by: leedit

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Beliebelaming behavior can be symptomatic of poor self esteem and diminished synaptic activity.

Etymology: Original form, "belible", was more common in the first half of the 20th century; additional syllable is a more recent etymological development.

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Faultfoist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: fawlt/foist

Sentence: Jenny faultfoists all her marriage problems on her mother.

Etymology: fault (flaw; failing) + foist (to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably)

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that's martial law for you! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-24: 05:41:00

Good blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-26: 19:11:00

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