Verboticism: Fetalerror

Fetalerror

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

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.

Pronunciation: fee-tal-ERR-or

Sentence: Mark knew he had made a fetalerror at the party when he congratulated Karen on her pregnancy. Karen coldly informed him that the celebration was for having lost five pounds that month with her Weight Watcher's group.

Etymology: Fatal error + Fetal

Points: 614

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