Verboticism: Pitfool

'Thank goodness Rodney went first'

DEFINITION: v. To generously allow others to precede you in hopes that they will identify, reduce, and perhaps be eliminated by, the potential hazards. n. A gesture of courtesy which is really the lead-in to a trap.

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Decoytesy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-coy-tes-y

Sentence: Micky was given a great decoytesy when he was tricked into putting a bell on the cat by the mayor of the mouse kingdom.

Etymology: decoy:a means to mislead or lead into danger; entrap + courtesy: given or done as a polite gesture

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Guineatail

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "guinea tail"

Sentence: When he mentioned diving from 60 feet, I made a point to guineatail the fool.

Etymology: from "guinea [pig]" + "tail [end]", to follow behind a test case.

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Pitfool

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Pit-fewl

Sentence: Before tasting the coffee, I pitfooled my wife by offering her a sip to make sure it wasn't too hot to drink. It turned out it was.

Etymology: Pitfall (a danger) + fool (a gullible or dumb person; to trick such a person)

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COMMENTS:

you sound like a pitfool terr(i)or - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:20:00

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Courtesnare

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kur te snair

Sentence: Mojo the Mouse had learned how to avoid the mousetrap. When he saw the tasty cheese awaiting him, he always did a courtesnare, by letting his pal, Rodney spring the trap and leave him the tasty morsel. This way, Mojo wan't one of those mice, who thrice get a splice in a vise and heed no advice!

Etymology: Courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate remark or act) & Snare (entrap)

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Preventpal

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: pre-vent-pal

Sentence: Gladys picked Norman to be her preventpal for the day, the potato salad that Mitch made looked a tad radioactive.

Etymology: prevent + pal

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Afteryoobytrap

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: arf-tah-you-be-trap

Sentence: i make it a point to afteryoobytrap before i go into any new room.

Etymology: after you, booby trap

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COMMENTS:

good enough for my vote! hehehe - galwaywegian, 2007-06-26: 06:18:00

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Hambush

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hamboŏsh

Sentence: Aunt Edy invited Rodney over for Thanksgiving. She promised not just turkey but pork products. He accepted knowing full well that this was a hambush. Edy is the designated family inquisitor. Rodney’s new girlfriend was to be the topic of discussion for the evening. What’s her name? How old is she? Has she been married? Does she have kids? Where does she work? How did you meet? Is it serious? Rodney thought to himself, ”Why am I putting up with this?”. ”That’s right, HAM!!!”

Etymology: ham (meat from the upper part of a pig’s leg salted and dried or smoked) + ambush (a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position)

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Acquiescend

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: ak wi az end

Sentence: "The early bird gets the worm," Julius declared as he held the reward aloft, "but the second rat gets the cheese!" His trite old expression gleaned a wave of bitter tacit agreeent, his team's acquiescension the solemn reminder that here, humanity ceased to be a virtue. Retail work kills souls.

Etymology: acquiesce + ascend

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Sacrifriend

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sakrəfrend

Sentence: Like Mikey in the old Life cereal commercial, Jimmy discovered that his buds saw him as the sacrifriend. They would always \"let\" him go first when the situation was at all sketchy. When they allowed him to go first at jumping into the mountain-stream-fed lake, me had to use every ounce of self-control he could muster to smile and call out, \"Come on in, the water\'s fine\".

Etymology: sacrificial (an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy) + friend (a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection)

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Shivalry

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: shiv-ul-ree

Sentence: Tex thought it was awfully nice of Bubba to let him go out into the exercise yard before him, but as he emerged into the sunlight and saw a group of H Block inmates waiting for him, he realised it had simply been a case of shivalry.

Etymology: shiv [crude weapon], chivalry

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