Verboticism: Nonocoquette

'I must admit that I find you very attractive'

DEFINITION: v. To send out confused or conflicting signals when driving or dating. n. A person who signals their intentions to do one thing, then does something else completely different.

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Gostopper

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Whenever I am with her it's like all the lights are green but she always turns out to be a gostopper.

Etymology: go + stop

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Attractshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at trakt shun

Sentence: Lisa found herself drawn to the new guy in accounting, but whenever they made contact, she pushed him away. This attractshun stemmed from the fact that she actually preferred girls to gorgeous men...

Etymology: Attract (be drawn to;the quality of arousing interest; being attractive) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Inderection

Created by: pressman25

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Semidiotic

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: sem-id-ee-ott-ick

Sentence: Lars was given a dishonourable discharge after the disaster of the destroyer. He semaphored that it was going about, so the container ship changed course and the destroyer crashed into its hull and promptly sank to the bottom of the channel, leaving the crew swimming for their lives. His discharge papers cited his semidiotics as the reason for his dismissal.

Etymology: semiotics + idiots

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COMMENTS:

Don't you love a man in uniform?? Or in Lars' case, out of it! - Nosila, 2009-04-24: 22:01:00

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Dopposite

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dopp-os-itt

Sentence: Contrary Mary always did the dopposite to throw off her opponents in competition.

Etymology: do + opposite (contrary)

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Misbraken

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: miss-break-en

Sentence: The charming, alluring, Miss Taken; Was the queen of mis'cue'munication. She'd flirt and invite, Then she'd feint to the right. You could say that she was misbraken.

Etymology: Miss: young lady + mistaken: error in judgment + brake: to slow or to stop; dampen, hinder.

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COMMENTS:

Clever Limerick. Fun word plays. Double Great Verbotomies! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-24: 12:34:00

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Misleadership

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: mis-lee-der-ship

Sentence: Janet thinks she is such a great boss that she deserves the title of Miss Leadership. Her staff thinks it should more like misleadership. Her action plan has more switchbacks than a mountain road in Peru.

Etymology: mislead (tend to deceive) + leadership (a person who guides or directs a group)

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Datenswitch

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: date-inz-wich

Sentence: I thought the evening was going well until Magda suddenly turned into the wicked Datenswitch. That's what I get for picking up girls at my Conflicting Singles Group.

Etymology: Bait-n-Switch; witch

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COMMENTS:

Apt and Clever. Great Pun! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-26: 20:21:00

DrWebsterIII great word & brilliant sentence - DrWebsterIII, 2009-05-01: 00:20:00

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Misindictator

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: mihs-ihn-dihk-tay-tohr

Sentence: Off on a weekend holiday to Florida, Bitsy was bummed by the way she was having to slow down. Through three traffic light changes she had watched the little old couple in the car ahead calmly discuss whether to turn right or left, their signal indicators bearing witness to their decision-making skills. Oh, that her rental car could sprout wings and fly over these benevolent misindictators!

Etymology: Blending MIS, meaning false + INDICATE, meaning to give signals + DICTATOR, meaning to rule absolutely

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COMMENTS:

Excellent word. It is frustrating when you're caught up in other people's confusion! I think your sentence captures misindicators well. - splendiction, 2009-04-25: 12:23:00

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Misflirt

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: miss flirt

Sentence: Miss Belie just couldn’t come out and tell him she was just keeping him around for fun, while she looked around for Mr. Right. Belie misflirted with Mr. Rong by doing things like caressing his back while telling him she wasn’t really his type. Trying to be somewhat honest, her leadinghimwrong tactics were confusing Mr. Rong into thinking he was Mr. Maybe.

Etymology: Misflirt means to flirt (show interest in for the moment) incorrectly, to flirt but not really mean it.

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