Verboticism: Counsilliness

Counsilliness

Created by: readerwriter

Definition: n. Advice which is asked for, considered, and then promptly forgotten -- until it is too late. v. To ask for, listen to, and then reject or ignore advice.

Pronunciation: cown-sill-ee-nehs

Sentence: "In the multitude of counselors there is wisdom," the Good Book says, but Tiffany consistently rejected the advice of her elders, calling it counsilliness.

Etymology: Blending COUNSEL, meaning advice, guidance + SILLINESS, meaning a lack of good sense

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Comments: Counsilliness

Jabberwocky - 2009-04-27: 15:27:00
now I understand the Tiffany reference - nice sounding word