Verboticism: Absentshun



Created by: petaj

Definition: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

Pronunciation: ab-SENT-shun

Sentence: The absentshun living at number 15 had successfully kept his neighbours thinking that his house was vacant. No one had been able to attract his attention as he spent most of his time avoiding the windows and sneaking around on rubber-soled shoes.

Etymology: absent + shun + attention

Points: 332

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Comments: Absentshun

Jabberwocky - 2007-10-19: 13:45:00
good one Petaj