Verboticism: Convennui

'Our boss said I had to attend this meeting.'

DEFINITION: v. To arrive at a meeting completely unprepared and then work diligently and obviously to distract yourself from the proceedings. n. A person who attends a meeting but does not believe that they are paid enough to actually pay attention.

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Convennui

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: kən-vēn'-wē'

Sentence: Having finished the crossword, sudoku and cryptoquote, Mervin was left to endure the remainder of the meeting in a tortured state of convennui.....OK, fine, this is a noun, not a verb. Take this: There was a young lawyer named Bree, Who practiced up in Kankakee. In the docket meeting, her interest was fleeting: She had a case of convennui. Whatever, dude.

Etymology: convene,to meet, Middle English convenen, from Old French convenir, from Latin convenīre, + ennui, boredom, from Old French enui, from ennuyer, to annoy, bore

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Comments: Convennui

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-24: 10:46:00
hehe!

silveryaspen - 2008-03-24: 10:46:00
Fine job on the pronunciation. Your sentence is a double dose of hitting the definition, once in prose and once in rhyme ... you really fit everything in this time! Love the French flair in your etymology and verboticism. So well put together. Excellent!

doseydotes - 2008-03-24: 17:21:00
Enui-ne-scrumptious, as usual, stache.

Tigger - 2008-03-24: 21:05:00
Mervin sounds like a real Convennuinie (pron. con-ven-wee'-nee).