Verboticism: Eschewencounter

Eschewencounter

Created by: Mustang

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: ess-SHOO-en-count-er

Sentence: Morton had developed a broad array of eschewencounter techniques and had even been known to go to the extreme of feigning deafness to avoid having to engage an unexpected visitor.

Etymology: Blend of 'eschew' (to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid) and 'encounter' (a meeting with a person or thing)

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Comments: Eschewencounter

metrohumanx - 2008-09-17: 11:28:00
Great combo, Mussy!