Verboticism: Rigorthohiss

'Omigod! She's goosing me!'

DEFINITION: v. To gasp and go rigid with shock when someone unexpectedly hugs you. n. The gasping sound, and associated rigid body reaction, which a person who is "not comfortable with physical intimacy", emits when they are unexpectedly hugged.

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: rig-ORTHO-hiss

Sentence: Mama Obama’s outgoing, they say… To protocol spin doctors it was okay- To fistbump Sarkoszy and hifive the Prince… But hugging the Monarch made everyone wince. Forgetting that Bush was a world-class dunce, Her touch was derided and talked of for months… Clearly her gesture was somewhat amiss.. Tho the world’s on the edge of a dark bleak abyss, The papparatzombies just focused on this: A Regent’s reaction- Her RIGORTHOHISS.

Etymology: RIGORmortis+orTHO+HISS=RIGORTHOHISS....RIGOR MORTIS: temporary rigidity of muscles (occurring after death); New Latin, stiffness of death [1847].....ORTHO: straight, upright, vertical, perpendicular,correct; Greek, from orthos straight, right, true; akin to Sanskrit ūrdhva high, upright.....HISS: to express disapproval of by hissing, to make a sharp sibilant sound; Middle English, of imitative origin [14th century].

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Comments: Rigorthohiss

mrskellyscl - 2009-04-06: 05:10:00
WOW! The word is great, the poem hysterical. Great work.

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-06: 08:30:00
Great word as always Metrohumanx ;)

silveryaspen - 2009-04-06: 17:36:00
Words you chose to make rhyme, entranced me for quite a time. While at your wit, I laughed a bit, and enjoyed all of what you writ!

Nosila - 2009-04-06: 19:10:00
Your ode may not be legal, but it certainly is regal!

metrohumanx - 2009-04-06: 23:17:00
Thanks to you all! James :)

metrohumanx - 2009-04-07: 01:13:00
I would like to thank The Lone ranger who gave me a vote on each of my words last week. I may be offline for a little while, as i have chosen to move to the headlands of the foothills...