Verboticism: Pregknot

'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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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: preg nät

Sentence: Tom was watching his pending promotion sliding away. He tied himself up in a big pregknot by suggesting that the boss's wife was expecting. He incurred the wrath of the obeast when he offered that she must be carrying twins.

Etymology: pregnant (having a child or young developing in the womb) + knot (a complex and intractable problem)

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Comments: Pregknot

Jabberwocky - 2008-11-04: 13:04:00
+ not as she's not pregnant - another great word artr

OZZIEBOB - 2008-11-06: 17:27:00
Very good