Verboticism: Displayofaffliction

'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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Displayofaffliction

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: Dis-play-uv-a-flick-shun

Sentence: What was meant to be a display of affection turned into a unfortunate displayofaffliction in a flash. I went to hug my nephew, but he was so uncomfortable that he tried to dodge under my outstretched arms. He ended up with his head lodged in my armpit for a brief but horrific moment. By mutual yet silent consent, we greeted each other with nothing more with a casual wave thereafter.

Etymology: Display of affection altered to incorporate affliction.

Points: 773

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Comments: Displayofaffliction

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-07: 09:42:00
great combo