Verboticism: Deerheadlighted

'Don't just stare at her, say

DEFINITION: To be so afraid of failure that you become paralyzed -- unable to move, respond or even say a word.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: fo-pawz

Sentence: During the job interview, when Bob was asked his name, he suddenly became striken with a severe case of fauxpause, and was only able to produce an unintelligible high-pitched squeak.

Etymology: faux pas, pause

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Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: stair-uh-lyzd

Sentence: Jimmy was certainly not sterile, but with the way he starelized every time an attractive woman was around, he might as well have been.

Etymology: (stare + paralyzed) = a homophone to sterilized


I think this is very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-08: 14:21:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: disk oh blob ewe lay ted

Sentence: He was so discoblobulated when the woman of his dreams asked him to dance that he went totally rigid. Well, 98% rigid.

Etymology: discombobulated, disco, blob

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: anks-i-pet-re-fyd

Sentence: The would-be model was so anxipetrified, due to the tiniest amount of flab around her even tinier waist, that her mother had to slap her in the face several times to get a response.

Etymology: From "anxious/anxiety" and "petrified". Note that "petrified" is particularly appropriate here, for the derivation is "turn to stone".

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Created by: moltentim

Pronunciation: rig-or-ate-ed

Sentence: Sam became rigorated at the sight of Jane.

Etymology: rigor+intimidated

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Created by: Madamemojo




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Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Kat - u - feer

Sentence: Bob headed for the stage and then froze with catafear, he knew he could never give the speech without stuttering.

Etymology: Cata - From Catatonic- An abnormal condition characterized by stupor, and either rigidity or extreme flexibility of the limbs. Fear - A reason for dread or apprehension.

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Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: frEEze-frAmed

Sentence: The professor of David's Physics class got an inside tip that David has stolen the upcoming exam. When the professor confronted him, David just sat freezeframed, not being able to speak in his defense.

Etymology: freeze, as in motionless/ frame, as in catching one moment of time./ framed, being set up using false evidence.

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Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: num/sculd

Sentence: He was so numbskulled that his friends didn't know whether he was a nerd, a nimrod, or just a nincompoop.

Etymology: variation of numskull, circa 1724, a higgledy-piggledy muddleheaded person

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skēərdēkatətänik

Sentence: Tim took his first-ever trip to a ski resort. He was told it would be a great place to meet young women. He was only one step beyond the lift when the pretty instructor smiled at him. He immediately went skierdycatatonic. It took 4 instructors to get him out of his skis and into the lodge.

Etymology: ski (travel over snow on skis) + scaredy-cat (a timid person) + catatonic (in an immobile or unresponsive stupor)


brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2011-01-25: 10:21:00


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