Verboticism: Statueoflimitations

'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: Javeson1

Pronunciation: deer-hed-lie-ted

Sentence: many people become dearheadlighted when they see a beautiful and/or famous person they want to talk to and therefore cannot fulfill this goal.

Etymology: Everybody knows the deer-in-the-headlights look which comes from deer being locked into staring at the headlights of an approaching car which disables them from running away from said object.

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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: goof-co-ma

Sentence: Brad went into a goofcoma whenever he saw Brandy enter the room.

Etymology: goof + coma


funny! - wordmeister, 2007-02-27: 10:00:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: traw mo stay sis

Sentence: upon approaching her his traumostasis started with paralysis of the left foot, before quickly gripping his larynx as soon as he got the fiest syllable of his greeting out. "Hell" he said

Etymology: trauma and stasis

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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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Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: fail lock

Sentence: We might have expected stammering or nervous gestures, but we were not prepared for his total failock in the face of a challenge from the floor.

Etymology: fail + lock as in vapor lock or lock up

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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: part-ill-is-is

Sentence: Faced with social situations, Kevin was a nervous wreck. As soon as crossed the front door of his mate's birthday bash, he went into a rigid state of partylysis.

Etymology: party (social celebration, festivities) + paralysis (unmoving state)

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: star ta lye sd

Sentence: colin was startalized to the point of hardly even breathing when tracy walked in to the room.

Etymology: from startled and paralyzed.

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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: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: TERR-a-LI-sis

Sentence: He was halfway to the group when the terralysis hit, and he was stuck there, thinking "Oh no - how are you supposed to break into conversation again?".

Etymology: 'terra' - from 'terror' '-lysis' - from 'paralysis'

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Created by: tealismyname


Sentence: I was competely stagnitized when i saw that crazy bear!


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