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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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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Precanarize

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: pree-can-a-raiz

Sentence: Fearing that grandfather was about to change his will, the siblings elected his favorite, Darlene, she of the silken hair, angelic smile and hourglass figure to precanarize the old bas...d with a visit to (hopefully) his deathbed.

Etymology: pre (before) + canary (as in coal mine)

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Lemmify

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: Lemm-i-fy

Sentence: To convince another to go ahead of you & do something without their thinking, rather like a lemming.

Etymology: Lemming-ify

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Trapease

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trap eez

Sentence: Mickey would trapease himself some free cheese by courteously allowing Rodney to go first and snap the mousecatcher.

Etymology: Trap (hold or catch as if in a trap) & Ease (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort) plus WordPlay on Trapeze (a swing used by circus acrobats)

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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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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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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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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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Decoytesy

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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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Husherette

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: hush/ur/et

Sentence: Sue was an established husherette who kindly led the way to the appointed spot, their final destination.

Etymology: hush + usherette

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