Verboticism: Preventpal

'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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Sacricede

Created by: weareallbeautiful

Pronunciation: s-ah-k-ruh-s-ee-d

Sentence: Frank, although he knew that by allowing Rodney to try to get the cheese he was cruely sacriceding him beacause Rodney would be taken out by the trap, allowed Rodney to try to get the cheese first and to his delight Rodney was captured by the trap before he could take a bite of the cheese. Therefore Frank had all the cheese for himself.

Etymology: sacrifice+precede

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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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Yellegate

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈjɛləˌgeɪt/

Sentence: Any situation in which you willingly put someone else in the danger that you could have faced yourself is an example of yellegation.

Etymology: Yellow (as in afraid) + delegate

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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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Snideswap

Created by: grasshopper

Pronunciation: snide/ swap

Sentence: I never thought I would be one to snideswapbut in this world it is survival of the smartest.

Etymology: snide = deceptive, swap = to trade =snideswap

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Courtesee

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: curt-i-sEE

Sentence: Bob seems to be the human guinea pig of the family. They put old food on plate out of courtesee. Then see if he pukes after eating it. If not, they fill thier plates and feel confident in finishing the meal.

Etymology: courtesy/see

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Baitenhookish

Lapper

Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: BATE-en-HOOK-ish

Sentence: Ralph noticed the unavoidable rope trap ten feet in front of the fresh water spring, and baitenhookishly "let" James go to the spring before anyone else.

Etymology: Bait and hook

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Courtierstwhile

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: curt-ee-erst-while

Sentence: Galahad succeeded to the court by deploying a courtierstwhile strategy. He always allowed others to go before him in a show of courtesy, but they often fell into bear traps, dragon's lairs or other medieval dangers only to become his bygone friends.

Etymology: courteous + courtier + erstwhile (bygone, former)

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Secondwary

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: sek-und-ware-ee

Sentence: It was a good thing that Bob became secondwary and let his friend sign up first for the all-expenses paid vacation to... Once the line cleared, the word "Afghanistan" was revealed.

Etymology: secondary, wary

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Goahhhead

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: go ahhhh head

Sentence: The benefit of telling guests goahhhhead was that if the canapes tasted bad, they would find out first. There was no need to try all those fattening foods! The guests would determine the palatability!

Etymology: From: GO A HEAD and AHHHH.

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