Verboticism: Flabbergrasp

Flabbergrasp

Created by: silveryaspen

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.

Pronunciation: flab her grasp

Sentence: Despite briefing on the protocalling, for caution and careful handulling, at the Queen's soft touch, the lackadaisical lady, with a strong hand, flabbergrasped the Queen!

Etymology: FLABBERGAST, GRASP, GASP. Flabbergast - astonish, surprise, shock, startle, flummox. Grasp - hold with the hand. Gasp - quick intake of air when startled by being flabbergrasped. /// Protocalling is a verbotomy based on protocol for calling on the queen. /// Handulling is a verbotomy based on the need to dull all hand gestures when handling the queen, so they are not misconstrued as hand gestures attacking the queen.

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Comments: Flabbergrasp

metrohumanx - 2009-04-06: 01:38:00
Grasp her flab=Flabbergrasp! A quasi palindrotomy ! VERY good, Silvery!

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-06: 09:10:00
LOL Too funny! I like it :)

silveryaspen - 2009-04-06: 11:20:00
Yikes, Metro! Never gave it a thought. Now I need to start thinking backwords as well as forwords!

Nosila - 2009-04-06: 19:13:00
Absolutely flabulous, silvery!

Mustang - 2009-04-06: 20:41:00
Best of the day.

metrohumanx - 2009-04-07: 01:18:00
Just don't start backing talkwards!

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:32:00
queueirked

silveryaspen - 2009-04-07: 02:49:00
delete the above comment please - forgot to change screens before beginning a new verbotomy! Forgot to look backwords while trying to go forwords!

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-07: 09:45:00
super