Verboticism: Funkonscious

Funkonscious

Created by: Tigger

Definition: n., A person who exudes confidence and a strong offensive odor. v., To be blithely yet resolutely unaware of one's own odors.

Pronunciation: /fungk-on-shuss/

Sentence: Carlos thought of himself as the office 'Romeo,' stopping to try to speak to all the young ladies who worked there. Unfortunately, he was completely funkonscious — totally unaware of his strong body odor, not to mention his bad breath. None of his conversations lasted very long, but he was blissfully ignorant of why.

Etymology: Funk - a strong smell; stench (from dial. French, funkière "smoke") + Unconscious - without awareness, sensation, or cognition (from Latin, un- "not" & conscius "knowing, aware")

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