Verboticism: Mummawrong

'Come on! You must be pregnant...'

DEFINITION: v., To enthusiastically congratulate a woman on her pending motherhood, only to be told that you are mistaken. n., The dashed expectations and pregnant silence that follows mistaken congratulations.

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Mummawrong

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: muh m - ma-RONG

Sentence: Bob's chances for a Christmas bonus looked rather bleak after his momologue, congratulating his boss's wife on her impending motherhood, turned to profound embarassment; when she, without a pregnant pause, told him that he was mummawrong; and that, furthermore, both she and her husband were dinks- and intended to stay that way!

Etymology: Conflation of MUMMA, (mamma or momma), an informal word for mother & WRONG: not correct, in error. MOMOLOGUE (based on monologue) length speech about mothers and mothers-to- be.

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Comments: Mummawrong

silveryaspen - 2007-12-13: 15:21:00
Great etymology. Mumma could also stem from mummy ... so this could have a really different daffynition like: being cursed for digging up the wrong mummy ... as in ... Digging up King Tut with it's curse was a real mummawrong.

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-13: 16:02:00
Luv the daffynitions - keep them coming!