Verboticism: Passagyawner

'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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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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Strategawn

Created by: ericsimmons39

Pronunciation: Stra- tej- awn

Sentence: The conversation on the objectification of women was growing ever so tasteless and boring. I knew it was time to use the strategawn.

Etymology: Strategy- Yawn

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Yawbo

Created by: alyssatassi

Pronunciation:

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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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Humdrumantics

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: huhm-drum-AN-tiks

Sentence: According to Bob yawning is a trick devised by nature to open a person's mouth as a hint to others to shut theirs. So when Roxie ponderous description of the sex-life of the Patagonian tree-snail started to communigrate, his humdrumantics became more pronounced.

Etymology: Blend of HUMDRUM: lacking variety; boring; dull; routine; monotony. tedious ; ANTIC(S): a ludicrous or extravagant act or gesture & and with -SEMANTICS -in mind: of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols.

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COMMENTS:

Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-09-09: 18:54:00

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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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Narcologue

Created by: Roosje

Pronunciation: nar - co - log

Sentence: While the paleontologist explained her fascination of dinosaur fecies, he tried to narcologue the conversation.

Etymology: Narco = narcotic, sleep inducing + Dialogue

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COMMENTS:

Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-10-15: 11:32:00

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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.

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Napathy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nap/a/thee

Sentence: Body stretches, yawning and running on the spot are sure signs of napathy.

Etymology: nap + apathy

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I used this word in my sentence before i read you entered it here. Good word! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-15: 10:13:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-15: 21:40:00

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Comyawnicate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: com-yawn-ee-cayt

Sentence: no matter how hard i tried to comyawnicate my disinterest, he continued talking. i realised i would have to use more advanced techniques of conversashun.

Etymology: communicate, yawn

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-09: 10:14:00

like it - Nosila, 2008-09-09: 19:23:00

terrific - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:02:00

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